The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by a group claiming be aligned with the Islamic State extremist group, Lizard Squad.
The airline lost two aircraft last year resulting in 537 people dead or missing.
The browser window of the website, www.malaysiaairlines.com, said “ISIS WILL PREVAIL” and the airline’s ticket booking and other services were unavailable. Instead, a full-screen picture of a Malaysia Airlines Airbus Group NV. Continue reading
A local news van in Louisville struck and killed, Marriott Hotel employee, Fontaine Jeffery, as she attempted to use a crosswalk direct adjacent to the hotel.
The TV station involved has been identified as WHAS11, the ABC affiliate in Louisville.
Jeffery was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital where, at 9:16 p.m., she was pronounced dead of blunt force injuries suffered in the crash. Continue reading
According to officials investigating the AirAsia crash, the last words revealed on the black box was “Allahu Akbar!”
A person can be heard yelling, “Allah is Greatest! Allah is Greatest!”
Investigator Nurcahyo Utomo an expert examiner blackbox recording of National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). Continue reading
An AirAsia plane has lost contact with air traffic controllers on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore.
There are 162 people aboard.
The plane lost communication with Indonesia’s Surabaya airport 42 minutes after takeoff at 5:35 a.m., Hadi Mustofa, an official of the transportation ministry told Indonesia’s MetroTV. It had seven crew and 155 passengers. Continue reading
First things first, Richard Branson makes a hideous woman! The British mega-entrepreneur is seen posing with his competition, AirAsia’s Chief Executive Tony Fernandes – dressed up as an AirAsia flight attendant! These rich guys! I’ll tell ya!
Branson wore the costume after losing a bet with his friend Fernandes on which of their 2010 Formula One racing car teams would finish ahead of the other.