2 died and 305 survive when an Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crash-land in San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 7, 2013.
The plane which originated from Shanghai crash-land after a 10-plus hour flight from Incheon International Airport in Seoul to San Francisco after its tail broke of from the plane .
Both passengers who were killed were Chinese passport holders and their bodies were found outside of the aeroplane.
San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said:
“My understanding is that they were found on the runway.”
CNN reported that a fireball erupted after the Boeing 777 airliner hit the runway hard at around 11:30 a.m., rocked back and forth, spun around, sheered off the plane’s tail.
According to Asiana Airlines, 291 passengers and 16 crew members were on the flight.
All 307 have been accounted for.
The 291 passengers included 61 Americans, 77 South Koreans, 141 Chinese and one Japanese.
CNN reported that 182 passengers were taken to hospitals, including 49 passengers who were in ‘serious’ condition.
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On Monday May 10, 2010 a few tornadoes hit Oklahoma.
5 people were killed and a lot were injured.
Tornadoes take things up and throw them at other places.
Tornado is also known as twister.
Tornado is a natural disaster.
A lot of houses were damaged and some were destroyed.
The tornadoes also overturned lots of vehicles.
During tornadoes we need to get into the basement to be safe.
CNN reported that another bad storm may hit Oklahoma on Tuesday.
I hope that the people there will be safe.
The photos are from Yahoo News.
The eruption of the volcano near the Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland send volcanic ash to Europe airspace.
This is a disaster.
Lots of countries in Europe close their airspace because it is too dangerous.
If the volcanic ash get into the plane’s engines, the engines can shut down by themselves.
I got this list from CNN.
Full closure from 4:30 p.m. CET Thursday
Closed until at 7 p.m. BST Friday
Closed until 2 a.m. CET Saturday
All airspace closed
Some flights landing in Paris, no takeoffs
Nine airports closed including Frankfurt and Berlin
Airspace closed until 3 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) Saturday
Airspace closed until further notice
From 7 p.m. CET Thursday
Parts of the airspace open Friday
Until 6 p.m. CET, except Krakow
To open limited airspace in north from 3 p.m CET Friday
There is a video on CNN about ‘Captive Whales Will Kill, OSHA Warned’.
OSHA is Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
I agree with that.
I wrote about it in my blog, ‘Killer Whale Killed Its Trainer’.
I think killer whales need to live in their own homes – the oceans.
They love the oceans and the ocean are their homes.
Killer whales want to be free and be with their families.
We can make a floating zoo in the ocean and use boats to visit them.
It will be something like a safari.
Killer whales are wild animal.
They can get angry and kill other people.
May be killer whales feel like being jailed in the huge tanks.
I think people will be building floating zoos one day.
Please protect the animals and trees.
This is the 7th strongest earthquake in the world.
The president of Chile, President Michelle Bachelet said at least two million people were affected and 214 were killed.
The earthquake damaged buildings, roads and bridges.
Houses, offices, hospitals and highways were damaged.
Highway overpasses collapsed on the road and cars were thrown away.
The president declared ‘areas of catastrophe’.
A town named Chillan that was destroyed in the 1939 earthquake is one of the most effected.
Santiago lost electricity, water and telephone services.
Santiago is the capital of Chile.
The Santiago airport is shut down for at least the next 24 hours.
Tsunami waves were reported in the countries around the Pacific Ocean.
Boats were thrown ashore, buildings were damaged and some areas were flooded.
In Talcahuano, Chile the waves were as high as 7.7 feet.
On the island of Juan Fernando the tsunami waves killed 3 people and 10 were missing.
Tsunami activities is reported as far as in Tasmania, Australia.
CNN reported a 9 feet high tsunami may hit Japan and tens of thousands of people has been evacuated.
There have been lots of powerful aftershocks; one with a magnitude of 6.9.
In Argentina a 6.3 magnitude quake killed 2 people in separate towns.
There have been lots and lots of damage in Concepcion.
Any way things are not as bad as the aftermath of the 7.0 Haiti earthquake.
I am very sorry for the victims in this natural disaster.
I think we should build high quality buildings with air bags to protect the buildings and people during earthquake.
A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile early Saturday.
Chile is in South America.
At least 6 people were killed.
This is a very powerful earthquake.
May be more people were killed.
The earthquake was located near the city of Concepcion.
Concepcion is the second largest city in Chile.
The city is 212 miles (341km) from capital Santiago.
The earthquake struck at 3:34 am (1:34am ET).
There are reports of collapsed building in Santiago.
So far CNN has not reported the destruction in Conception.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.
Tsunami watch has been issued for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.
The center recorded a tsunami wave as high as 9 feet.
According to USGS the largest earthquake in the world was recorded in Chile.
It happened on May 22, 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5 killing 1665 people.
This is a real disaster and I am very sad to learn about this news.
I hope that we can stop the earthquakes.
Okinawa was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.
ET means USA’s Eastern Time.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
They should avoid the beaches and the sea.
Tsunami is giant waves.
The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.
So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.
Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.
On 12 January 2010 Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that almost destroyed Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds thousands of people.
Earthquake is a natural disaster.
I think we must avoid earthquake.
Aunty Selina sent me these beautiful photos 🙂
They were taken around her house in Maryland.
Aunty Selina works at the World Bank in Washington DC.
Her office was closed (and it is still close) since Monday because of the heavy snow 😦
Maybe the offices and schools will only be open next week.
I read in CNN that there are blizzards in the east coast of USA.
Blizzard is snow storm.
I wish I can go there to play in the snow
Anyway in Malaysia it is very, very hot 😳
The temperature is about 91°F.
I hope on 13 February 2010 it will be snowing in Malaysia 🙄