New footage shows black box of crashed Ukranian Boeing 737-800, now at the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran

Canadian PM Trudeau says evidence shows plane shot down by Iranian missile

BREAKING The New York Times has obtained video of the moment the Ukrainian Boeing 737 was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran

The New York Times has obtained video of the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran.

Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane above Parand, near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian airliner stopped transmitting its signal before it crashed on Wednesday.

Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 #PS752 could have shot down by Iran’s anti-aircraft missile.

US intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on & satellite detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, probably SA-15s, followed shortly by another infrared blip of an explosion.

BREAKING A South African Air Force C-130 has crash landed in Goma airport, Democratic Republic of Congo

A C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) has crash landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo today.

The aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight crew members from the UN mission when its left engine caught fire upon landing, said Mathias Gillman, acting spokesperson for the UN MONUSCO mission.

Image shows one of the port engines on fire, with the blaze subsequently put out by firefighters.

The aircraft was returning from the eastern Congo city of Beni, where it was providing logistical support to the South African contingent deployed in the region.

The C-130BZ that crashed at Goma is confirmed as serial 403. The left wing is extensively damaged, and there was a fire on engine 1.

The Hercules was built in 1963.

ALERT Qantas #QF2650 skidded off runway under rainy conditions at Newman Airport

PLANE RUNS OFF RUNWAY

✈️ QANTAS LINK PLANE AQUAPLANES OFF NEWMAN RUNWAY ✈️NEWMAN AIRPORT IS CLOSED FOR THURSDAYThe Shire of East Pilbara has confirmed that a plane ran over the edge of the Newman runway tarmac this morning into the wet red dirt.143 mm of rain fell overnight at Newman Airport.Police are on the scene.In a statement from Qantas, flight QF2650, a Fokker 100 aircraft flew from Perth Airport to Newman Airport and landed at 7.15 am (local) in poor weather, before coming to a stop at low speed in the runway end safety area (approximately 50 metres past the end of the runway)."The aircraft has come to a complete stop in what’s called the runway end safety area."All 80 passengers and crew exited the aircraft normally (via stairs) and there are no injuries.All flights in and out of Newman have been cancelled for the rest of today, while the aircraft is removed.The incident has been reported to ATSB and Qantas makes an apology to impacted customers.

Publiée par ABC Pilbara sur Mercredi 8 janvier 2020

In a statement from Qantas, flight QF2650, a Fokker 100 aircraft flew from Perth Airport to Newman Airport and landed at 7.15 am (local) in poor weather, before coming to a stop at low speed in the runway end safety area (approximately 50 metres past the end of the runway).

“The aircraft has come to a complete stop in what’s called the runway end safety area.”

All 80 passengers and crew exited the aircraft normally (via stairs) and there are no injuries.

All flights in and out of Newman have been cancelled for the rest of today, while the aircraft is removed.

The incident has been reported to ATSB and Qantas makes an apology to impacted customers.

ALERT Japan Air Commuter ATR-42 skidded off runway at Amami Airport, Japan

Japan Air Commuter ATR-42 skidded of runway 03 at Amami Airport, Japan.

The aircraft (reg. JA07JC, built 2019) performing flight #JL3820 from Kikai, landed in strong and gusty winds.

All 18 passengers and 3 crew members as  disembarked safely.

Did Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 suffered a technical emergency or was flight #PS752 shot down?

Questions are rising after Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 went down just minutes after taking off from Tehran’s airport, leaving no survivors.

The aircraft (reg. UR-PSR) was seen on fire before to hit the ground.

The crash came at a time of high tensions between Iran and the US – just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two air bases housing US forces in Iraq. However there is no evidence the two events are linked.

Photos of the crash site show pieces of the aircraft fuselage and tail with similar holes to the ones identified on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was shot down in 2014.

US intelligence

Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 #PS752 could have shot down by Iran’s anti-aircraft missile. US intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on & satellite detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, probably SA-15s, followed shortly by another infrared blip of an explosion.

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation investigation

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation (CAOI) chief Ali Abedzadeh said: “The plane, which was initially headed west to leave the airport zone, turned right following a problem and was headed back to the airport at the moment of the crash.”

In comments published by Iran’s conservative Mehr news agency, the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO), Ali Abedzadeh, said: “We will not give the black box to the manufacturer and the Americans.”

“This accident will be investigated by Iran’s aviation organisation but the Ukrainians can also be present,” he added.

Unusual data

Flight data from the Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737-800 shows that the plane climbed normally after taking-off from Tehran.

It reached 7,900ft before the aircraft’s data suddenly disappears. This is unusual and would suggest some type of catastrophic incident on board the plane.

The Boeing 737-800 is powered by two CFM International CFM56 engines.

Western intelligence agencies

Five security sources – three Americans, one European and one Canadian – who asked not to be named, told Reuters the initial assessment of Western intelligence agencies was that the plane had suffered a technical malfunction and had not been brought down by a missile.

There was evidence one of the jet’s engines had overheated, the Canadian source said.

Ukrainian request

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a televised statement that “a thorough and independent investigation will be conducted in accordance with international law”, and that he would speak to Iranian leaders to step up cooperation in investigating the crash.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, meanwhile, said crash investigators from his country had arrived in Iran to assist in the probe.

BREAKING First satellite photos reveal damages at Ain al-Assad air base, Iraq after Iranian missile strike

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Satellite photos taken Wednesday show that an Iranian missile strike has caused extensive damage at Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq, which houses U.S. and coalition troops.

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The photos show hangars and buildings hit hard by a barrage of Iranian missiles that were fired early Wednesday morning local time.

At least five structures were damaged in the attack at the base in Anbar province, which apparently was precise enough to hit individual buildings.

British Airways #BA134 from Mumbai made a turn to avoid Iraq airspace after Iran fired missiles at Air Bases used by US troops

A British Airways plane made a dramatic turn to avoid Iraq after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at air bases used by US troops.

The Boeing 777-200ER flying from Mumbai to London Heathrow circled back just minutes before it was due to fly over Iraq.

The jet very briefly entered Iraqi and Iranian airspaces at 01:26 UTC before it turned around over the Gulf and Kuwait.

It flew across Saudi Arabia and Egypt and over the Mediterranean while diverting to Athens because it was running low on fuel.

Three hostages taken as mini-bus hijacked at Dublin Airport

Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a stolen mini-bus and suspected false imprisonment of three passengers at Dublin Airport.

Shortly after 1am on Wednesday morning, an alarm was raised when a mini-bus was taken during an incident at Dublin Airport.

It is understood that three passengers were in the bus when two men boarded it and drove in the direction of the M1 motorway.

The passengers, who were unharmed, got off the bus a short time later on the M1 near Julianstown.

The mini-bus then continued north on the motorway until it was located near Drogheda and followed by Garda units, before crossing the Border north of Dundalk.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland were alerted and the mini-bus was located again a short time later, having returned across the Border into Co Monaghan.

The vehicle was then followed by gardai before it was abandoned following a crash.

The two occupants of the mini bus fled on foot before taking possession of a parked car.

This car was intercepted near Castleblayney a short time later by armed officers from the Garda Regional Support Unit with assistance from Garda Air Support.

The occupants of the car, two men in their 30s, were arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carrickmacross Garda Station.

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