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Boeing 737 MAX pilots scoured manual in minutes before crash

Boeing 737 MAX pilots scoured manual in minutes before crash

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The pilots of a Boeing 737 MAX frantically scoured a manual before their plane crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board.Recordings from the cockpit of the Lion Air plane suggest that the pilots were struggling to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water. Two minutes into the flight, the first officer reported a "flight control problem" to air traffic control and said that they intended to maintain an altitude of 5,000ft. Image: Faulty sensors are believed to have been a factor in October's Lion Air crash The captain was at the controls of the nearly new plane when it took off from Jakarta, and as an indicator showed a problem on his display, he asked the first officer ...
Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

World
By Alison Chung, news reporter The New Zealand prime minister said the suspected gunman in the mosque shootings had sent an anti-immigrant manifesto to her office minutes before the attack.Jacinda Ardern, who met with some of the victims' relatives on Sunday, said her office had gotten the email about nine minutes before Friday's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, although she added she hadn't gotten the email directly herself. Her office was one of about 30 recipients and forwarded the email to parliamentary security within a couple of minutes of receiving it, she said. The email did not include any location or specific details.The suspect in the shootings, 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday charged with one...
Nasa's Mars InSight mission heads for '7 minutes of terror'

Nasa's Mars InSight mission heads for '7 minutes of terror'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The American space agency Nasa will attempt to put another robotic probe on Mars later. The InSight lander is being targeted at a flat plain just north of the planet's equator called Elysium Planitia. It carries a suite of instruments - many of them from Europe - to try to determine the rocky world's internal structure. Signals from the probe confirming its safe touchdown should be received at 19:53 GMT, give or take a minute. As with previous surface missions, InSight must survive the "seven minutes of terror" - the time it takes for a probe entering Mars' thin atmosphere at hypersonic speed to slow to walking pace and gently put itself on the ground. Many have tried; most have failed. "As hum...
Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century wows star-gazers for over 100 minutes

Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century wows star-gazers for over 100 minutes

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The longest total lunar eclipse of the century transformed the moon into a reddish orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA. The eclipse was not visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, told ABC News. Star-gazers in areas near the Middle East, south or eastern Africa, western and southeast Asia and India were be able to catch a glimpse of the celestial event as long as the weather permits, Petro said. In those areas, the totality of the lunar eclipse -- when the moon will retain its red color -- lasted for about an hour and 42 minutes. The entire event will last about six hours and 13 minutes, Petro said. Residents in Australia were able to see the lunar eclipse as the moon sets, while those in eastern Brazil and...
'Scariest 4 minutes I've seen': Film critic reviews trailer Trump showed Kim

'Scariest 4 minutes I've seen': Film critic reviews trailer Trump showed Kim

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It's the "movie" that everyone's talking about -- and it hasn't even been made yet. Before his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump showed the North Korean leader a movie trailer. The trailer, produced in Korean and English, opens with a view of Earth from space as a narrator says: "Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact, and only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history." Shots of the Colosseum in Rome and the Great Wall of China give way to a North Korean flag before Trump and Kim appear. “What if a people that share a common and rich heritage can find a common future. Their story is well known. But what ...