2011 EVENTS

Just like a dream, all the predictions for 2011 events came to reality. The Almighty Allah has shown us the way, but the question is, do we believe or pay attention? The answer is simply NO. This year’s events should clearly  warn those of us who believe to pay absolute attention to these wonderful revelations. The Almighty Allah loves us and has shown us the way; it is left for mankind to decide. It is time for mankind to listen and follow the natural laws of nature. The earth will be the most comfortable abode for mankind if mankind simply obey and do the simple scarifies.

 OUTBREAK OF EPIDEMICS

This year’s event has warned us against the outbreak of epidemics. Solutions to circumvent the occurrence of these slowly killing epidemics were given to mankind by the Almighty. But man pay deaf ear to these solutions.

  • Early this year, almost 4,000 people have died in Haiti from cholera and almost 200,000 have been sickened. Ghana, Venezuela and several other countries also have their fair share this deadly disease. The disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world, particularly in developing countries.

There are an estimated 3 million to 5 million cholera cases and 100,000 to 120,000 deaths every year worldwide, the health agency says.

  • Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this year, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

More than 50 of this month’s deaths were in the Far North region, the hardest-hit area so far. Residents in the Logone and Chari divisions of the region told CNN that the majority of people infected with the disease are children under the age of five and women.

  • Early this year, United Nations officials have called for an immediate ceasefire in the            Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow vaccinations to reach millions of children who are threatened by a sudden epidemic of polio.

The aggressive return of the contagious paralyzing virus comes just five years after it was declared eradicated in most of the world. It marks a major setback in the race to make polio only the third disease, after smallpox and the cattle virus render pest, to be eradicated.

In the wake of an outbreak earlier this year of so-called wild poliovirus, the first round of an unprecedented vaccination campaign aimed at 72 million children under five was launched in 15 African countries in November.

  • In June this year, the outbreak E. coli in northern Germany has left 22 people dead and more than 2,000 people ill.
  • Also in June, China lead poisoning outbreak hits more than 600 people.
  • Acid oceans turn ‘Finding Nemo fish deaf. Clownfish, the spectacular tropical species feted in the movie Finding Nemo, appear to lose their hearing in water slightly more acidic than normal. At levels of acidity that may be common by the end of the century, the fish did not respond to the sounds of predators.

The oceans are becoming more acidic because they absorb much of the CO2 that humanity puts into the atmosphere.

Scientists write in the journal Biology Letters that failing to move away from danger would hurt the fish’s survival.

  • Alcohol poisoning, not avian flu, killed Romanian birds. Birds that were thought to have died from avian flu in Romania instead apparently drank (Alcohol poisoning) themselves to death. The head of the local sanitary and veterinary authority, Dvsva, told news agency Agerpres that analysis of the starlings’ gizzards showed they had died from alcohol poisoning.
  • In November this year, Worries about high tides overwhelming parts of Thailand in recent days have morphed into fears about water- and insect-borne diseases in the flood-ravaged country.

REFERENCE

  1.  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20070757-10391704.html
  2.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/05/polio-outbreak-congo-ceasefire-un
  3. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/27/venezuela.cholera/index.html?hpt=T2
  4. http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/06/bangladesh-opposition-calls-for-two-day-protests/
  5. http://www.atokd.com/blogContent.aspx?blogID=401
  6. : http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/17/cameroon.cholera/index.html
  7.  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/31/world/asia/thailand-flood/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Extreme weather conditions

A lot of negative incidences occur as results of bad weather condition. Bad weathers like freezing temperature result in the loss of many lives. The effects of bad weather conditions affected a lot of living things on earth.

  • A clear incidence of this effects is the death of over a millions sardines in Southern California marina as results of depleted oxygen level.
  • In February this year, an icy cold front swept through northern Mexico leading to the death of zoo animals. The alarming number of deaths, which represents about 10% of all of the zoo’s animals, results in an economic hit.
  • A historic winter storm whipped across the central Plains and Midwest early this year, creating near whiteout conditions. Strong winds and blinding snow making travel nearly impossible.
  • Snow paralyses transport in parts of Western Europe. Two thousand travelers have been left stranded at the main Paris airport, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, as further snow is hitting France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

Half the flights at Charles de Gaulle have been cancelled, largely because of a shortage of de-icing fluid.

In Belgium, police advised drivers to stay at home. Hundreds of accidents were reported across Germany. While in northern Italy, heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of Venice.

Unusually high water levels were reported in the Venice lagoon and in the town of Vicenza, west of Venice, people were moved from their homes because of high river levels.

  • In January, cold weather left hundreds dead in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Temperatures have fallen below zero as biting winds sweep down from the Himalayas and heavy fog hangs over much of the region.

  • Stormy weather since late December has killed 56 people in the Philippines and left at least 19 missing, mostly fishermen lost in rough seas, disaster authorities said Tuesday.

Raging floodwaters and landslides from unseasonable rains that hit 25 provinces in the central and southern Philippines accounted for most of the deaths, according to the government’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The coast guard said four fishermen were missing from a boat that capsized and broke apart Sunday in stormy waters off Palawan province southwest of Manila. Thirty-three men were rescued.

  • Chilean officials declared a “catastrophe” in eight municipalities Wednesday after heavy snow blanketed communities and blocked roads in what the nation’s interior minister called a “white earthquake.”

“It has snowed more than ever,” Curacautin Mayor Jorge Saquel told CNN Chile Tuesday. “This is an anomaly. … This worries us because the meteorologists assure us that new snowstorms are coming.” In the city of Lonquimay, officials said snow had piled more than 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) high.

  • The dangerous heat wave blamed for as many as 22 deaths spread into the eastern United States on Wednesday, extending its reach across nearly half the U.S. population, officials said.

About 141 million people in a 1 million-square-mile area were under heat advisories and warnings, Justin Kenney, spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tweeted.

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

EARTH QUAKES /COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE

DATE

Japan Remarkable 11 March, 2011
Japan Remarkable 30 June, 2011
Japan Minimal 29 December,2010
Japan Minimal 9 March,2011
Papua New Guinea Minimal 1 August, 2011
Japan Remarkable 13 April, 2011
Iran Minimal 20 December,2010
Peru Minimal 25 August, 2011
Guatemala Minimal 19 September,2011
Turkey Minimal 23 May, 2011
Turkey Minimal 10 November, 2011
Indiam Minimal 18 September, 2011
Spain Minimal 11 May , 2011
Vanuatu Minimal 29 December,2010
Indonesia Remarkable 27 June, 2011
Alaska Remarkable 27 June, 2011
Japan Minimal 23 June, 2011
Japan 29 December,2010
Yorkshire Minimal 4 January, 2011
Cumbria Minimal 4 January, 2011
China Minimal 5 January, 2011
China Remarkable 10 March, 2011
Iran 23,600 houses 2 January, 2011
China Remarkable 19 January, 2011
Myanmar Remarkable 25 March, 2011
Pakistan Minimal 24 January, 2011
Tajikistan earth tremor 17 February, 2011
Ghana Remarkable 22 February, 2011
New Zealand Remarkable 13 June, 2011
New Zealand Remarkable 8 March, 2011
California Minimal 30 June, 2011
Solomon Islands Minimal 14 February, 2011
Japan Minimal 7 July, 2011
Japan Minimal 30 June, 2011
China Minimal 1 November, 2011
Chile Minimal

2011

FLOODS AND STORM /COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE

DATE

U.S.A Remarkable 30 JUNE, 2011
CHINA Remarkable 21 JUNE, 2011
PHILIPINES Remarkable 27 September, 2011
PHILIPINES Remarkable 30 JUNE, 2011
S.Korea Remarkable 26 July, 2011
China Remarkable 8 June, 2011
U.S.A Remarkable 22 December, 2010
S.Korea 4 persons 10 August,2011
N.Korea 10 persons 10 August,2011
Mexico Remarkable 29 June, 2011
U.S.A Remarkable 24 December, 2010
Iran Remarkable 29 December, 2010
Nigeria 20 persons 31 August, 2011
Irene 40 persons 30 August, 2011
Australia Remarkable 8 August, 2011
China Remarkable 13 May, 2011
China Remarkable 4 January, 2011
PHILIPINES Remarkable 10 January, 2011
Germany Remarkable 7 January, 2011
Brazil Remarkable 10 January, 2011
Sri Lanka Remarkable 11 January, 2011
Pakistan Remarkable 12 September, 2011
Australia Remarkable 18 January, 2011
South Africa Remarkable 15 August, 2011
Bermuda Remarkable 16 May, 2011
Louisiana Remarkable 13 July, 2011
Bolivia Remarkable 18 January, 2011
Mozambique Remarkable 20 January, 2011
Philippines Remarkable 24 May, 2011
Missouri minimal 27 January, 2011
Saudi minimal 1 February, 2011
Ghana Remarkable 30 March, 2011
Thailand Remarkable 1 February, 2011
Australia Remarkable 3 May, 2011
New Zealand Remarkable 28 Febraury,2011
Bolivia Remarkable 25 october,2011
Honduras Remarkable 24 October, 2011
Ghana Remarkable 26 October, 2011
bangkok Remarkable October, 2011
LANDSLIDES /COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE

DATE

U.S.A Remarkable 24 December, 2010
Colombia Remarkable 24 December, 2010
Honduras Remarkable 24 October, 2011
PHILIPINES Remarkable 4 January, 2011
Brazil Remarkable 18 January, 2011
Colombia Remarkable 24 January, 2011
Bolivia Remarkable 28 Febraury, 2011
Thailand Remarkable 30 March, 2011
PHILIPINES 1 person/5 injuries 11 March, 2011
PHILIPINES 3 persons/2 Injuries 30 March, 2011
PHILIPINES 4 persons/2 Injuries 2 April, 2011
PHILIPINES 24 persons/13 Injuries 22 April, 2011
Uganda 24 Persons 30 August, 2011
China 14 persons 20 September, 2011
POLITICAL UNREST/COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE

DATE

Belarus Marginal 20 December, 2010
Ivory Coast Remarkable 20 December, 2010
Nigeria Minimal 1 January, 2011
S.Korea Minimal 8 June, 2011
Russia Minimal 1 January, 2011
Bangkok Minimal 10 January, 2011
U.S.A Minimal 5 october, 2011
Spain Minimal 19 May, 2011
Ireland Minimal 12 July, 2011
Israel Remarkable 3 September,2011
Algeria Minimal 7 January, 2011
China Minimal 14 June, 2011
Georgia Minimal 23 May, 2011
India Minimal 10 January, 2011
Tunisia Remarkable 10 January, 2011
Saudi Minimal 10 January, 2011
Taiwan Minimal 14 March, 2011
Bangladesh Minimal 10 January, 2011
Canada Minimal 17 June, 2011
Jordan Remarkable 17 January, 2011
Libya Remarkable 17 January, 2011
Greek Remarkable 12 May, 2011
Ukraine Remarkable 21  January, 2011
Algiers Minimal 21 January, 2011
Egypt Remarkable 24 January, 2011
Peshawar Minimal 24 January, 2011
England Ex-Sony Chief, 3 May, 2011
Albania Minimal 22 January, 2011
Lebanon Minimal 25 January, 2011
Oman Minimal 27 January, 2011
Malawi Minimal 22 July, 2011
Ghana Remarkable 28 February, 2011
Uganda Minimal 3 May, 2011
Myanmar Remarkable 2 February, 2011
Serbia Minimal 7 February, 2011
Indonesia Minimal 24 January, 2011
Thailand Minimal 11 February, 2011
Italy Remarkable 7 February, 2011
Brussels Minimal 24 January, 2011
Bahrain Remarkable 14 February, 2011
Iran Remarkable 14 February, 2011
Greek Remarkable 24 February, 2011
Yemen Remarkable 24 January, 2011
Syria Remarkable 21 March, 2011
India Minimal 24 January, 2011
Chile Minimal 28 February, 2011
Chile Minimal 15 July ,2011
Plane Crash/COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE

DATE

India Rocket 26 January, 2011
Russia Plane and 12 people 30 December, 2010
Siberia Cargo rocket 25 August, 2011
Haiti plane/3 persons 20 September, 2011
Philippines Cargo/3 persons 10 December, 2011
Riverwoods Cargo/3 persons 7 November, 2011
Chile Plane/21 persons 3 September,2011
Las Vegas Helicopter 7 December, 2011
Papua New Guinea plane/28 persons 13 October, 2011
India plane/7 persons 25 May, 2011
Canada plane/2 persons 22 September, 2011
Canada Plane/ 1 person 27 October, 2011
Canada plane/2 persons 4 October, 2011
Russia plane/hocky team 7 September, 2011
Nevada small plane/3 persons 17 September, 2011
Indonesia plane/18 persons 29 September, 2011
Russia Minimal 1 January, 2011
Brazzil plane/8 persons 2 August, 2011
Russia plane/11 persons 10 August, 2011
U.S.A helicopter/1 person 5 October, 2011
Nepal Plane/19 persons 24 September, 2011
Congo plane/90 persons 11 July, 2011
Iran Plane and 72 people 10 January, 2011
Ireland plane/6 persons 11 February, 2011
Switzerland Small plane/ 11 February, 2011
Atlanta Plane 13 July, 2011
Brazzil plane/16 persons 14 July, 2011
Russia plane/6 persons 6 March, 2011
Argentina plane/22 persons 18 May, 2011
Morocco plane/78 persons 26 July, 2011
Colombia Helicopter/5 persons 6 March, 2011
Congo-Brazzaville cargo plane 22 March, 2011
Lybia US war plane 22 March, 2011
Canada Minimal 4 April , 2011
Canada One person 3 May, 2011
Congo Plane 21 March, 2011
Indonesia Plane/15 persons 9 May, 2011
Russia plane/44 persons 21 June, 2011
Bolivian Plane/9 persons 9 May, 2011
Russia plane/11 persons 9 August, 2011
Angola plane/30 persons 14 September, 2011
Russia Plane 8 August, 2011
Afghanistan plane/crew 6 July, 2011
Indonesia Cargo/ 1 person 23 November, 2011
Mexico Plane/8 persons 11 November, 2011
Hawaii Helicopter/5 persons 10 November, 2011
Poland Damage to plane 01 November,2011
Afghanistan plane/38 persons 8 August, 2011
Russia Helicopter/5 persons 2 September, 2011
Libya Helicopter 22 June, 2011
Canada plane/ 12 persons 20 August, 2011
South Africa plane/13 Persons 14 August, 2011
Norway helicopter/3 persons 5 July, 2011
Crusoe Island Plane/21 persons 2 August, 2011
Canada plane/ 1 person 27 October, 2011
India Plane 29 August, 2011
Botswana plane/8 persons 14 October, 2011
Afghanistan cargo plane/crew
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE /COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE DATE
Korea No damage
S.Korea and China
Thai-Cambodia Remarkable 4 February, 2011
Iran  and Uk Remarkable
Suddan  and Kenya Remarkable
Suddan & sourth Suddan Remarkable
Sea Disaster/COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE DATE
China Minimal
Congo Boat/100 persons 3 May, 2011
China Remarkable
Zanzibar ferry/40 persons 10 September,2011
New Zealand oil leak 12 October, 2011
India Warship 1 February, 2011
Russia Boat/9 persons 1 August, 2011
Russia Boat/110 persons 12 July, 2011
Vietnam Boat/11 persons 17 February, 2011
Italy Remarkable 13 April,2011
Yemen Remarkable
Sudan boat/197 persons 6 July, 2011
Libya Boat/600 persons 9 May, 2011
Togo Boat/36 persons 12 May, 2011
China Cargo ship 8 January, 2011
Mexico Boat/persons 4 July, 2011
Greek Boat/22 people 17 January, 2011
DEATH OF PROMINENT/COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE DATE
Pakistan’s Gorveneor 5 January, 2011
Joe Frazier Reknown Boxer 8 November, 2011
England Pete Postlethwaite 5 January, 2011
Canada Jack Layton 23 August, 2011
U.S.A Gabrielle Giffords 10 January, 2011
Ghana Three Agona chiefs 8 January, 2011
U.S.A Former First Lady 11 July, 2011
Laos Laos general 7 January, 2011
Cuban defense minister  defense minister 3 September, 2011
Israel Sonia Peres 20 January, 2011
Libya Gadhafi 20 October, 2011
Zambia Frederick Chiluba 20 June, 2011
Australia Claude Choules 5 May , 2011
India Bhimsen Joshi 25 January, 2011
Venezuelan Ex- president 26 January, 2011
U.S.A Eunice Sanborn 2 February, 2011
U.S.A Burt Reinhardt 11 May, 2011
England Margaret John 2 February, 2011
Ghana K.F.P Jantuah 4 February, 2011
Pakistan Bin Laden 3 May, 2011
England Jane Russell 1 March,2011
India Satya Sai Baba
Southern Sudan Minister 10 February, 2011
Nepal Ex- president 6 March, 2011
California Uncle Leo’ 17 February, 2011
VOLCANIC ERRUPTION /COUNTRY COST OF DAMAGE DATE
Japan Remarkable 1 February, 2011
Japan Remarkable 2 February, 2011
Hawaii Remarkable 8 March, 2011
Indonesia Remarkable 21 March, 2011
Iceland Remarkable 23 May, 2011
Chile Remarkable 6 June, 2011
Eritrea Remarkable 14 June,2011
Indonesia Remarkable 15 July,2011
Indonesia

REFENCE

  1. http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2011/03/08/fish_die_California
  2. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/07/20/chile.snow/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
  3. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/02/01/winter.storm/index.html?hpt=T2
  4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2652947.stm
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12073501
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  7. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110118/ap_on_re_as/as_philippines_stormy_weather
  8. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/07/20/heat/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

DISCOVERIES/INVENSIONS

  • In December, 2011, Human-like life could exist on newly-discovered planet

A newly-discovered Earth-like planet could very well contain continental features where normal human-like life could exist. Or it  could be more of a water world with an ocean containing life forms similar to dolphins.

That’s according to Dr. Alan Boss, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, one of the researchers involved in  discovering the new planet.

This past Monday, NASA announced that its Kepler space telescope confirmed the first planet orbiting a star in its “habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface.

Some scientists described this planet, known asKepler 22B, as “Earth-like” with a star similar to our sun.

  • 13 January, 2011, Astronomers reveal ‘most distant’ galaxy cluster
  • Mobile phone to blast into orbit British engineers are planning to put a mobile phone in space.

The team at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in Guildford want to see if the sophisticated capabilities in today’s phones will function in the most challenging environment known.The phone will run on Google’s Android operating system but the exact model has not yet been disclosed.

It will be used to control a 30cm-long satellite and take pictures of the Earth in the mission later this year.Although mobile phones have been flown on high altitude balloons before, this would likely be the first time such a device has gone into orbit several hundred kilometres above the planet. “Modern smartphones are pretty amazing,” said SSTL project manager Shaun Kenyon.“They come now with processors that can go up to 1GHz, and they have loads of flash memory. First of all, we want to see if the phone works up there, and if it does, we want to see if the phone can control a satellite.”

  • A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel. The machine uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels which can be stored and transported. Conventional photovoltaic panels must use the electricity they generate in situ, and cannot deliver power at night. The prototype, which was devised by researchers in the US and Switzerland, uses a quartz window and cavity to concentrate sunlight into a cylinder lined with cerium oxide, also known as ceria. Ceria has a natural propensity to exhale oxygen as it heats up and inhale it as it cools down.
  • If as in the prototype, carbon dioxide and/or water are pumped into the vessel, the ceria will rapidly strip the oxygen from them as it cools, creating hydrogen and/or carbon monoxide.Hydrogen produced could be used to fuel hydrogen fuel cells in cars, for example, while a combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide can be used to create “syngas” for fuel.

It is this harnessing of ceria’s properties in the solar reactor which represents the major breakthrough, say the inventors of the device. They also say the metal is readily available, being the most abundant of the “rare-earth” metals.

  • A solar system including six planets around a star 2,000 light-years away has been spotted by astronomers.
  • Scientists in Switzerland say an experiment appears to show that tiny particles traveled faster than the speed of light — a result that would seem to defy the laws of nature.

The physicists say that neutrinos sent 730 kilometers (453.6 miles) underground between laboratories in Switzerland and Italy arrived a fraction of a second sooner than they should have, according to the speed of light.

The report was published Friday by a group of researchers working on the so-called Opera experiment, based at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.

“This result comes as a complete surprise,” report author Antonio Ereditato at the University of Bern, in Switzerland, said in a statement.

“After many months of studies and cross checks, we have not found any instrumental effect that could explain the result of the measurement.”

The scientists on the Opera project would continue their research, he said, but “are also looking forward to independent measurements to fully assess the nature of this observation.”

The finding would seem to challenge Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, and the long-established law of physics that nothing can exceed the speed of light.

“It is very, very remarkable if it’s true,” said Professor Neville Harnew, head of particle physics at Oxford University.

“If this proves to be correct, then it will revolutionize physics as we know it.”

  • A giant rock formation resembling a city wall has been discovered under the Taiwan Strait.

Two black holes most massive ever found, astronomers say

Black holes: They’re most destructive monsters in the universe. We already knew they can be powerfully massive. Now scientists say they’ve found the most massive ones yet, as reported in the journal Nature.

REFERENCE

  1.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12333766
  2.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12051167
  3.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12178936
  4.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12253228
  5. http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/23/world/europe/switzerland-science/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
  6. http://blogs.voanews.com/science-world/2011/12/09/human-like-life-could-exist-on-newly-discovered-planet/
  7. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7811730.stm
  8. http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/05/two-black-holes-most-massive-ever-found-astronomers-say/?hpt=hp_t3

HUNGER

  • Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — The European Commission has pledged $14.5 million in emergency food aid to help 650,000 North Koreans at risk of dying from malnutrition.

An EU mission visited the country last month and saw hospitals, kindergartens and state food distribution centers.

“Our experts saw severely malnourished children in hospitals and nurseries where no treatment was available,” said Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation. “Clearly, North Korea’s chronic nutrition problem is turning into an acute crisis in some parts of the country.”

The EU claims there will be strict monitoring procedures in place to ensure the food gets to those it is intended for.

The body will “not hesitate to end its humanitarian intervention” if it finds evidence of the aid being diverted, Georgieva said.

The aid has been earmarked for children under five who have been hospitalized with severe acute malnutrition, pregnant and breast-feeding women, hospital patients and the elderly.

The EU mission says it found evidence of North Koreans eating grass due to the severity of the situation and the average person consumed less than 400 calories per day — a fifth of the daily average nutritional requirement and equivalent to a small bowl of rice.

The World Food Programme will oversee the delivery of the aid package from the 27-nation bloc.

The United States also sent a team of experts to North Korea recently but the Obama administration has not yet decided whether to give food aid. Officials say monitoring where the aid ends up would be crucial.

The United States cut off its food aid donations to the country in 2008 when North Korea pulled out of the six-party talks on nuclear disarmament. South Korea has not given food aid to its neighbor since 2007.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited North Korea in April and accused South Korea and the United States of human rights violations by withholding food aid.

He was traveling with the Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by former South African President Nelson Mandela.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

AIR DISASTER 2011

RECENT ACCIDENTS


Date:

November 1, 2011      Time: 14:35

Location: 

Warsaw, Poland

Operator: 

LOT         Flight: 16

AC Type: 

Boeing B767-35DER

Reg: 

SP-LPC    cn: 28656/659

Aboard: 

231   Fatalities:        Ground: 0

Route: 

Newark, NJ – Warsaw, Poland

Details: 

The crew carried out a gear-up landing, after the landing gear could not be deployed. No one aboard the plane was injured.


Reuters


Date:

October 27, 2011      Time: 04:12

Location: 

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Operator: 

Northern Thunderbird Air Inc.

AC Type: 

Beechcraft 100 King Air

Reg: 

C-GXRX     cn: B-36

Aboard:

9    Fatalities: 1       Ground: 0

Route: 

Vancouver – Kelowna

Details: 

After taking off, the pilot reported problems with the aircraft and began returning to the airport. The plane crashed 900 meters short of Runway 26L. The pilot was killed.

Date:

October 14, 2011     

Location: 

Xakanaka Airstrip, Botswana

Operator: 

Moremi Air Charters

AC Type: 

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

Reg: 

A2-AKD     cn: 208B-0582

Aboard: 

11    Fatalities:        Ground: 0

Route: 

Xakanaka Airstrip – Pom Pom Airstrip

Details: 

The sightseeing plane crashed immediately after taking off from Xakanaka Airstrip in the Okavango Delta. A pilot and seven passengers were killed.

Date:

October 13, 2011      Time: 17:00

Location:

Near Madang, Papua New Guinea

Operator:

Airline PNG       Flight: 1600

AC Type:

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102

Reg:

P2-MCJ     cn: 125

Aboard:

32    Fatalities: 28        Ground: 0

Route:

Lae – Madang

Details:

While on approach to Madang, the plane crashed into dense forest near the Gogol River, 20 km south of Madang. The two pilots and two pasengers survived the accident.

Date:

October 4, 2011      Time: 11:47

Location:

Near Lutsek’e, NT, Canada

Operator:

Air Tindi         Flight: 200

AC Type:

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan I

Reg:

C-GATV    cn: 208B-0308

Aboard:

4    Fatalities:        Ground: 0

Route:

Yellowknife – Lutsek’e

Details:

The plane hit the top of a hill while enroute, approximately 20 nm from Lutsek’e Airport. The pilot and one passenger were killed.

Date:

September 29, 2011      Time: 07:38

Location:

Near Bohorok, Indonesia

Operator:

Nusantara Buana Air

AC Type:

CASA NC-212 Aviocar 200

Reg:

PK-TLF     cn:

Aboard:

18    Fatalities: 18        Ground: 0

Route:

Medan – Kutacane

Details:

Contact with the plane was lost 10 minutes after taking off from Medan. Wreckage was located near Bohorok, on the slope of a mountain 6,100 feet high. Fourteen passengers and a crew of 4 were aboard the plane.

Date:

September 25, 2011      Time: 07:31

Location:

Near Kathmandu, Nepal

Operator:

Buddha Air

AC Type:

Beechcraft 1900D

Reg:

9N-AEK     cn: UE-295

Aboard:

19    Fatalities: 19        Ground: 0

Route:

Sightseeing

Details:

The Mt. Everest sightseeing flight struck terrain while on approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport. All 16 tourists and crew of three were killed. One passenger survived the accident but died on the way to the hospital.

Date:

September 22, 2011      Time: 13:15

Location:

Yellowknife, Northwesst Territories, Canada

Operator:

Arctic Sunwest Charters

AC Type:

De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter

Reg:

 C-GARW     cn: 367

Aboard:

9    Fatalities:        Ground: 0

Route:

Thor Lake – Great Slave Lake

Details:

While coming in for a landing at Great Slave Lake the float plane hit powerlines, a car and part of a building. Both pilots were killed.

Date:

September 20, 2011     

Location:

Near Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Operator:

SALSA d’Haiti       Flight: 112

AC Type:

Beachcraft 99A

Reg:

HH-APA      cn: U-123

Aboard:

3    Fatalities:        Ground: 0

Route:

Port au Prince – Cap Haitien

Details:

The plane crashed into a flooded sugar cane field while attempting to land in heavy rain and thunderstorms. The passenger and both pilots were killed.

Date:

September 14, 2011     Time: 12:00

Location:

Huambo, Angola

Operator:

Military – FANA Forca Aerea Nacional Angolana

AC Type:

Embraer 120ER Brasilia

Reg:

T-500      cn: 120357

Aboard:

36    Fatalities: 30        Ground: 0

Route:

Huambo – Luanda

Details:

The military plane crashed, broke in two and burned while attempting to takeoff from Huambo Airport. Six persons survived including the pilot and copilot.

Date:

September 7, 2011     Time: 15:50

Location:

Yaroslavl, Russia

Operator:

YAK Service       Flight: 9634

AC Type:

Yakovlev 42D

Reg:

RA-42434       cn: 4520424305017

Aboard:

45    Fatalities: 44       Ground: 0

Route:

Yaroslavl – Minsk

Details:

The plane failed to climb after takeoff and crashed into an antenna outside the airport perimeter and came to rest in the Volga River, 1km from the runway. The plane carried members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team.

AP/Misha Japaridze


Date:

September 6, 2011     Time: 18:50

Location:

Near Trinidad, Bolivia

Operator:

Aerocon       Filght: A4-238

AC Type:

Swearingen SA-227BC Metroliner III

Reg:

CP-2548      cn: BC-768B

Aboard:

9   Fatalities: 8       Ground: 0

Route:

Santa Cruz – Trinidad, Bolivia

Details:

The plane crashed into the jungle while on approach to Runway 14 at Trinidad Airport. After the crew reported they were turning into the final approach, radio contact was lost. The plane was found 2 days later, 10 km from the airport. One passenger survived. See below.

AP Photo


Date:

September 2, 2011     Time: 17:48

Location:

Off Robinson Crusoe Island

Operator:

Chilean Air Force

AC Type:

CASA C-212 Aviocar 300DF

Reg:

966     cn: 443

Aboard:

21    Fatalities: 21       Ground: 0

Route:

Santiago- Isla Robinson Crusoe

Details:

The transport crashed into the sea while on approach to the Isla Robinson Crusoe Airport.

Date:

August 29, 2011     Time: 03:55

Location:

Cochin, India

Operator:

Gulf Air       Filght: 270

AC Type:

Airbus A320-214

Reg:

A9C-AG      cn: 4188

Aboard:

137   Fatalities: 0       Ground: 0

Route:

Bahrain – Cochin

Details:

While landing the airliner went off the side of the runway collapsing the nose gear and coming to rest 10 meters off the runway. Eight people were injured one, seriously.

Date:

August 20, 2011     Time: 12:50

Location:

Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada

Operator:

First Air       Flight: 6560

AC Type:

Boeing B-737-210C(A) Combi

Reg:

C-GNWN       cn: 21067/414

Aboard:

15    Fatalities: 12       Ground: 0

Route:

Yellowknife – Resolute Bay

Details:

The last communication with the charter flight was at 12:40 pm when the aircraft was eight kilometers from the airport. The plane went down 10 minutes later and broke up in a field. There were eleven passengers and crew of four aboard.

Date:

August 14, 2011     Time: 13:30

Location:

Near Tzaneen, South Africa

Operator:

Private

AC Type:

(2) Piaggio P-166S Albatross

Reg:

ZU-MMI, ZS-NJX      cn: 462, 446

Aboard:

13   Fatalities: 13       Ground: 0

Route:

Tzaneen – Johannesburg

Details:

The two Albatrosses crashed into Mamotswiri peak while en-route from Tzaneen to Johannesburg, killing 13 people on both planes. Seven killed on ZU-MMI and 6 on ZS-NJX. The group was returning from an airshow.

Date:

August 9, 2011     Time: 14:34

Location:

Near Omsukchan, Russia

Operator:

Avis Amur

AC Type:

Antonov 12

Reg:

RA-11125       cn: 3341006

Aboard:

11   Fatalities: 11       Ground: 0

Route:

Magdan – Keperveem

Details:

After leaving Magdan the crew of the cargo plane reported a fuel leak and an engine fire. While trying to return to Magdan, the plane crashed 6 miels from Omsukchan, 190 miles from its original take-off point. The plane carried 9 crew members, 2 passengers and 18 tons of cargo.

Date:

August 8, 2011     Time: 01:32

Location:

Blagoveshchensk, Russia

Operator:

IrAero       Flight: 103

AC Type:

Antonov An-24RV

Reg:

RA-46165       cn: 67310679

Aboard:

36    Fatalities: 0      Ground: 0

Route:

Chita – Blagoveshchensk

Details:

The plane skidded off the runway and broke up after landing in strong winds, heavy rain and low visibility. Fifteen people were injured but there were no fatalities.

Date:

August 6, 2011     Time: ?

Location:

Tangi Valley, Afghanistan

Operator:

Military – U.S. Army

AC Type:

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Reg:

?

Aboard:

38   Fatalities: 38       Ground: 0

Route:

?

Details:

Thirty-eight people, including 31 U.S. special forces troops and 7 Afghan soldiers were killed when their helicopter was shot with a rocket-propelled grenade during overnight operations against Taliban insurgents.

Date:

August 2, 2011     Time: 13:27

Location:

Near Bom Jardim da Serra, SC, Brazil

Operator:

Military – Brazilianl Air Force

AC Type:

Cessna 208B C-98A Grand Caravan

Reg:

FAB2735      cn: 208B-2130

Aboard:

8  Fatalities: 8       Ground: 0

Route:

Canoas – Rio de Janeiro

Details:

While en route, the plane dove into the ground and exploded.

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