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Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

Technology
Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung has erupted with a column of volcanic materials shooting high into the skyByThe Associated PressAugust 10, 2020, 7:36 AM2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEDAN, Indonesia -- Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 5 centimeters (2 inches) in already abandoned villages on the volcano's slopes, said Armen Putra, an official at the Sinabung monitoring post on Sumatra Island. Farther afield in Berastagi, a tourist destination city in North Sumatra province, about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from the crater, motorists switched on headlights in daylight to see th...
U.S. pilot safely ejects from A-29 Super Tucano in Afghanistan crash

U.S. pilot safely ejects from A-29 Super Tucano in Afghanistan crash

Business
July 10 (UPI) -- An Afghan light attack plane crashed in northern Afghanistan, with its U.S. Air Force pilot safely ejecting before the crash, U.S. and Afghan officials said. The plane, an A-29 Super Toscano, was on a training exercise on Thursday in Baghlan province when the incident occurred. The pilot's name was not released, and it is unclear if a second person was aboard the two-seat plane, according to reports. Advertisement Preliminary reports from United States Forces Afghanistan indicated that a mechanical issue was the cause of the crash. Support aircraft arrived quickly in the remote valley where the plane crashed to rescue the pilot. The plane was assigned to the Kabul Air Wing, based in Kabul. The A-29 is made jointly by Brazilian company Embraer and U.S. company Sierra Nevad...