Δευτέρα, Αυγούστου 15, 2005
GREEK air force pilots who were scrambled to investigate the doomed Helios Airways flight reported seeing the co-pilot "slumped over" the plane's controls.
Greek and Cypriot officials said communications were suddenly lost with the Helios Airways twin-engine Boeing 737 and two Greek air force F16 fighters scrambled to investigate.
The flyers "saw two people in the cockpit, we don't know if they were crew members or passengers, appearing to want to take over the controls," said Greek government spokesman Theodore Roussopoulos.
They saw "the co-pilot slumped over and perhaps unconscious and the pilot not in his seat," he said, adding that the oxygen masks were "activated" in the cabin. The Greek government spokesman confuted the arguments of a possible shotdown from the airforce.
"First indications from the Greek authorities are that this wasn't a terrorist attack," Cypriot presidential spokesman Marios Karoyan told journalists.
According to the Greek private TV station Alpha, a passenger sent a text message to a cousin saying: "We're cold, the pilot is blue. We're going to die. Farewell."
Water-dropping aircraft and helicopters were called to extinguish a fierce blaze that hampered the rescue operation.
The flight and cockpit voice recorders have been found, a Greek defence ministry official told.There is definitely a lot of mystery about the real reasons who lead to the crash.
Κυριακή, Αυγούστου 14, 2005
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has warned the US to back away from the possibility of military action against Iran over its nuclear programme. His comments come a day after President Bush reiterated that force remained an option but only as a last resortMr Schroeder directly challenged Mr Bush's comment that "all options are on the table" over the Iran crisis.
"Let's take the military option off the table. We have seen it doesn't work," Mr Schroeder told Social Democrats at the rally in Hanover, to rapturous applause from the crowd.
Mr Schroeder said it remained important that Iran did not gain atomic weapons, and a strong negotiating position was important.
"This is why I can with certainty exclude any participation by the German government under my direction," Mr Schroeder tells the paper.
The ecstasy pills can be used for the relief of the signs of Parkinson Syndrome.This is a conclusion from resaerch at mice at DUKE University;virginia.Scientists allege that MDMA and L-dopa can ameliorate the conditions ofevery day life of Parkinson patients. Although there is a lot of research to followto confirm the results at humans.
136 italian soldiers are leaving early from Iraq according to "La republica".Sylvio Berlusconi; the italian prime minister announced that after the terrorist attacks in London; only one tenth of the 3000 italian soldiers are going to leave Iraq.
Sunday 14 Aug 2005
A plane with 115 passengers plus 6 crew members crashed near the capital of GREECE, Athens this morning. The plane was a type 737-300 of Helios Airlines.
There are rumors about a possible hijack. To the worse; there are also rumors for a shot down from the F-16s of Hellenic Air Force; as there was no communication with the cockpit and the pilot was not reacting to the warning signals.
We will come back with more details if nessecary.