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Spanish Military Helicopter Crashes in Atlantic Ocean; 3 Crew Members Missing

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Spanish Military Helicopter Crashes in Atlantic Ocean; 3 Crew Members Missing

A Spanish military helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, around 280 nautical miles from its destination on Gando air base, Gran Canaria Island, Spain, on October 22. The Super Puma helicopter, carrying a captain, a lieutenant and sergeant, went down after taking off from Mauritania. Authorities said the chopper had been involved in military... »

Canary Island Threat

Saturday, December 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

On December 13, 2013, a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-8JP in Las Palmas Airport, Gran Canaria had boarded. The Danish captain announced over the intercom that “we have become bombhotade and must vacate the planet directly,” The airline’s staff who received the message prior to departure. After the threat was placed against the plane,... »

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