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Lion Air crash: Investigators say plane was 'not airworthy'

Lion Air crash: Investigators say plane was 'not airworthy'

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Indonesian investigators have said the Lion Air plane that crashed last month killing 189 people was not airworthy and should have been grounded.The Boeing 737 Max plane crashed into the Java Sea shortly after departing Jakarta on 29 October.A preliminary report has found technical problems had been reported on previous flights.The 737 Max is a new version of Boeing's original 737 and has become its fastest selling plane. The preliminary report details what is known by authorities about the short time the plane was in the air, but investigators said it does not give a definitive cause for the accident.What's in the report?The findings by the National Transport Safety Committee (KNKT) suggest that Lion Air put the plane back into ...
Awwww! Watch Disney's trailer for new Lion King

Awwww! Watch Disney's trailer for new Lion King

Entertainment
The first trailer for the reboot of The Lion King has been released. The live-action remake of the hit Disney cartoon stars musician and actor Donald Glover as Simba, and music legend Beyonce as Nala.The movie is due to hit cinemas on 19 July next year.:: Beyonce to lead star-studded cast for live-action Lion King The events featured in the trailer follow the original scene closely.The short clip is narrated by James Earl Jones, who plays the king Mufasa in both the 2019 reboot and 1994 original, as one of the movie's most iconic scenes is recreated. Image: The trailer shows the moment Simba is revealed at Pride Rock. Pic: Walt Disney Studios As the young cub Simba, Mufasa's heir, is held up to be seen by the animal...
Black box from downed Lion Air plane retrieved

Black box from downed Lion Air plane retrieved

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One of the black boxes from the Lion Air flight that crashed off Indonesia has been found. Divers equipped with "pinger" locators have been searching for the piece of equipment, which could hold the key to finding out why the plane, which had been delivered in August, went down.Local TV stations showed images of the black box - which refers to the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder - being transferred from an inflatable dinghy to a larger ship. Image: A diver said he found the device on the sea bed A diver described pulling the device, which is actually orange in colour, intact from mud and debris on the ocean floor.The spokesperson for Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Yusuf Latif, has not confir...
Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes with 189 aboard

Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes with 189 aboard

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An Indonesian passenger jet carrying 189 people crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff on Monday, authorities said. Search and rescue officials said they lost contact with Lion Air flight JT610 minutes after it left Jakarta, the country's capital. The 189 on board included three children and the crew, officials said. No survivors have been found. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson National Board for Disaster Management, said the plane crashed near the coast of Bekasi, West Java. He also tweeted images and video from the crash site, showing rescue officials as they recovered wreckage and personal belongings from the sea. Crisis centers have been set up for families as authorities search for survivors. Officials said search and rescue teams have found various items from pas...
Lion comeback may put endangered Grevy's zebras in jeopardy

Lion comeback may put endangered Grevy's zebras in jeopardy

Science
Aug. 31 (UPI) -- What happens to endangered prey when a top predator makes a comeback? In central Kenya, lions are making a resurgence. Some conservationists have expressed concern that the comeback of the lion will jeopardize the health of another imperiled species, the Grevy's zebra. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies the lion as threatened. Grevy's zebra, Equus grevyi, is considered endangered. There are only an estimated 2,680 Grevy's zebras in East Africa. The largest living wild equid is found only in Kenya and Ethiopia. Half of all specimens live in Kenya's Laikipa County. In the past, livestock herders in Laikipa killed lions in retaliation for attacks on their animals. But with the decline in herding and the growth of ecotourism, retaliatory killings an...