Daily Archives: July 20, 2014

Bringing it home

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In case MH17 and its terror message is too far from your comfortable living room, it’s time to localize the message and scare the sh*t out of you.

Personally, the only thing that puts terror into my mind when it comes to flying is the prices. Flying in Canada is so expensive it’s cheaper to rent a limo and drive.

An Air Canada flight from Edmonton to Toronto on Sunday morning landed safely after the pilot declared a mayday.

The aircraft was on its final approach to Toronto’s Pearson airport when the pilot told air traffic control that he had to abandon the planned landing because of “flight control” issues.

Police were alerted at 6:30 a.m. ET., and set up a staging area with officers and ambulance on standby, according to Const. Fiona Thivierge with Peel Regional Police.

The plane circled over Lake Ontario until it was determined that it was safe to land.

“They landed without incident, fortunately,” Thivierge said.

None of the 93 people on board were injured, the airline and police said. The aircraft was carrying 87 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants, Air Canada said.

Flight AC1174 left Edmonton at 1:10 a.m. MT and arrived in Toronto at 7 a.m. ET.

via Air Canada Flight AC1174 mayday ends in safe landing – Toronto – CBC News.

The usual fakery surrounding this story can be seen in the social media accounts “evidence”. Dormant twitter accounts come to life, the random passengers are shown to have become twitter followers before this event, etc.

NB: I’ll float the new masthead for a few days. Hope you like it!