Commentary by: Gordon King
I made a post on July 20th, 2013 regarding a dream that I had. Two separate incidents. Large commercial planes making crash landings. Could this be one of the crash landings in my dream? Dream post link: https://endtimebibleprophecy.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/i-had-a-dream-airliners-crash-landing/
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The landing gear on a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed as it landed at La Guardia Airport yesterday, sending the Boeing 737 skidding across the runway on its belly as flames and sparks shot into the sky.
The crash landing — which came without warning — terrified the 149 passengers and crew members, who escaped the smoke-filled plane on emergency chutes (above).
A dozen were hospitalized.
“I heard people screaming,” said Evan Schreiber, 24 of Manhattan, who was on the flight. “We didn’t know if the plane was on fire. The captain didn’t come on the PA or anything.”
Steve Czech, who witnessed the crash from a nearby plane, said he saw the aircraft careen on the tarmac. “It was screeching. There was fire coming out on both sides,” he said.
DHS wants firing range within 20 miles of LaGuardia Airport
Paul Joseph Watson
July 2, 2013
The Transportation Security Administration’s plan to hire the use of a firing range within a 20 mile radius of LaGuardia Airport in order to train TSA workers has prompted concerns that the federal agency is planning to arm its agents as part of a massive expansion.
A solicitation posted to the FedBizOpps website yesterday details Homeland Security’s “requirement for a firearms range to conduct mandatory quarterly qualifications and other firearms training.”
“The range shall be within a 20 mile radius of the New York LaGuardia Airport. Furthermore, the range must be in a location that can be accessed by vehicle from the New York LaGuardia Airport without crossing a bridge and/or incurring a toll,” states the solicitation.
The proposed indoor range must have 10-15 firing points and be available for block booking over time periods of 5-8 hours. It must also include, “a separate entrance/exit which will permit DHS personnel to enter/exit to the aforementioned 15 point area without interacting with the general public.”
DHS personnel will use the facility for 25 days out of every quarter and almost half a million rounds will be fired per year. A separate briefing rooms for students is also requested. Range rules must “allow shooters to draw and fire from the holster and from concealment” as well as permitting “tactical move and shoot drills”.
The deal to hire a facility is scheduled to be in place by September 1, 2013.
UAV reported within 3 miles of LaGuardia Airport
Paul Joseph Watson
March 11, 2013
New York City. Image: Wikimedia Commons
For the second time within a week, police are investigating reports of an unmanned drone spotted flying over New York within three miles of LaGuardia Airport.
According to journalist Christopher Robbins, police scanner audio revealed that the NYPD was called to look into an “unusual incident” concerning reports of a “drone flying” near exit 23 of the Long Island Expressway (LIE).
According to Robbins, the NYPD later reported a “negative result” after investigating the incident, although it is unclear whether this means they couldn’t identify the drone or had discounted the report altogether.
Last Monday, the crew of Alitalia Flight 608 reported a drone just 200 feet away from their aircraft as it approached John F. Kennedy airport. The drone was initially reported as having four engines, but the FBI later described the object as having four propellers and being only three feet wide.
The incident, which occurred at 1,750 feet and roughly three miles from runway 31R , prompted the FBI to ask the public for information on identifying the owner of the drone.
By law, remote controlled planes and drones can only fly to a maximum of 400 feet and operators must notify air traffic control if they are going to fly within three miles of an airport.
In May last year a military or police drone flying in controlled airspace over Denver almost caused a mid-air collision with a Cessna jet.
Last year, Congress passed legislation paving the way for what the FAA predicts will be around 30,000 operating in US skies by 2020.
Within months, the drone industry announced a campaign to “bombard the American public with positive images and messages about drones in an effort to reverse the growing perception of the aircraft as a threat to privacy and safety.”
As we reported in December, thousands of pages of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents newly released under the Freedom Of Information Act have revealed that the military, as well as law enforcement agencies, are already extensively flying surveillance drones in non-restricted skies throughout the country.
FAA documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting last August revealed that the FAA gave the green light for surveillance drones to be used in U.S. skies despite the fact that during the FAA’s own tests the drones crashed numerous times even in areas of airspace where no other aircraft were flying.
Critics have warned that the FAA has not acted to establish any safeguards whatsoever, and that Congress is not holding the agency to account.