Flight Attendant Sucked Out of Window in Tragic Story (VIDEO)

On the afternoon of 28 April 1988, Aloha Airlines Flight 243 was flying over paradise, carrying 95 people on a short jaunt from Hilo to Honolulu in Hawaii, when all hell broke loose in an instant. There was a “whoosh” sound, and then chaos; the blue sky the plane was traveling across suddenly came rushing through the cabin as the fuselage appeared to be disintegrating. In the ensuing 13 minutes of terror, the pilots of the flight somehow, miraculously, managed to land the damaged plane.

The flight was uneventful during the taxi and takeoff, and everything seemed normal for the first 20 minutes of the flight as the plane leveled at 24,000 feet. Then, suddenly, passenger Eric Becklin, who was sitting at the back of the aircraft, heard a loud noise, a bang, but not an explosion, and felt a strong pressure change. “I looked up front and saw the front of the top left of the airplane disintegrating, just going apart, pieces of it flying away. It started with a hole about a yard wide, and it just kept coming apart.”

With the disintegration of the aircraft, veteran crew member Clarabelle “C.B.” Lansing was the tragic sole fatality, while 65 others suffered injuries during the traumatic, tumultuous flight. Lansing and some of the aircraft vanished, and neither would ever be seen again. The pilots in the cockpit, equally stunned, quickly sprang into action after the initial bang that “sounded like really heavy canvas ripping rapidly,” Captain Schornstheimer told The Maui News in 2018. “It happened almost instantaneously. There was no warning.”

Ms Tompkins’ “head was jerked backward” as pieces of debris, including insulation, floated through the air; the cockpit door was gone, and “there was blue sky where the first-class ceiling had been,” the captain told investigators, according to the NTSB report. Meanwhile, passengers in the cabin — and the remaining flight attendants — were struggling to collect themselves physically and mentally.

Flight attendant Ms Sato-Tomita was knocked unconscious by flying debris and lay on the floor, bleeding. “The first time I saw her, I thought she was dead,” fellow attendant Ms Honda, who had been standing around row 15, told The Washington Post in the days after the incident. “She was just on the borderline of the hole. Her head was split open in the back. She was under debris.”

Ms Honda, too, had been thrown to the floor but sustained only minor injuries — and dutifully scrambled to help terrified passengers in any way she could. “I had no sense of rows, only seats,” she told the newspaper. “I was crawling and dragging … I know I was on my back some of the time because of the perspective of looking up into their faces. I don’t know when I stood up or when I crawled.”

The control of the plane felt “loose,” according to Captain Schornstheimer, and the aircraft rolled “slightly left and right,” according to the report. The remaining flight attendants were struggling to maintain composure and assist passengers, with one of them crawling through debris to help a passenger who was stuck between seats. Another passenger, Judi Giramonte, suffered multiple injuries when a large piece of metal struck her leg, causing her to pass out from the pain.

Despite the chaos, the pilots managed to land the aircraft safely, and the passengers and crew were evacuated without further incident. The accident highlighted previously unexplored problems with the continued airworthiness of aging planes. Jeff Marcus, chief of safety recommendations for the National Transportation Safety Board, notes that “we had never had airplanes flying for that many

Millionaire Youtuber Receives Backlash for Cleaning Up Walmart

Jimmy Donaldson, the stunt YouTuber better known as MrBeast, tweeted an unconventional request to followers Friday, sparking backlash and inspiring memes.

“I need your help! Next time you see Feastables in Walmart (and soon to be new retailers) if you could clean up the presentation and make it look better that’d make me very happy,” Donaldson tweeted. “I’m building a team to do this routinely, just need help in the short term.”

Donaldson launched Feastables, a snack company that produces chocolate bars, cookies and other sweets, last year. The products are available at Walmart.

The Feastables Twitter account shared that fans who clean the Walmart displays can enter a contest to win $5,000. Participants have to submit before-and-after “shelfies” of the display to be considered for a monthly drawing, according to Feastables website.

Donaldson, who became the most-followed individual YouTuber in November, got mixed responses to his tweet. While some fans shared photos of themselves participating in the contest, others appeared more unsettled by the request. Several criticized him for asking fans to work without compensation.

“It’s fascinating to watch the stage of capitalism where people are honored to do free labor for rich people that don’t care about them because they feel some kind of connection and loyalty like a dog wanting a treat, only the treat is an imagined feeling of connection,” a Twitter user said.

“God, if I had 14 million every time a rich person asked poor people to do free labor…” another said.

Donaldson’s tweet also spawned numerous memes. People joked about doing Donaldson’s bidding, getting punished for the opposite or holding Feastables chocolate bars for ransom.

Some fans were happy to oblige Donaldson’s request and replied to his tweet with pictures of themselves tidying up Feastables displays.

Representatives for Donaldson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

8 People NAILED to Cross in Real Crucifixion on Good Friday

Eight people were nailed to crosses to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering in a gory Good Friday tradition that draws thousands of devotees and tourists to the Philippines despite being rejected by the Catholic church.

The real-life crucifixions in the farming village of San Pedro Cutud in Pampanga province north of Manila resumed after a three-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.

About a dozen villagers registered but only eight men participated, including 62-year-old sign painter Ruben Enaje, who was nailed to a wooden cross for the 34th time in San Pedro Cutud.

In a news conference shortly after his brief crucifixion, Enaje said he prayed for the eradication of the Covid-19 virus and the end of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has contributed to gas and food prices soaring worldwide.

“It’s just these two countries involved in that war, Russia and Ukraine, but all of us are being affected,” said Enaje, who appeared to be well and showed his two bandaged hands to journalists.

The father of four said he wanted to end his extraordinary penitence because of his age but would decide with finality before Lent next year.

While the pain from the nailing was not as intense as anticipated, he said he always felt edgy before each crucifixion.

“To be honest, I always feel nervous because I could end up dead on the cross,” he said before Friday’s nailing.

“When I’m laid down on the cross, my body begins to feel cold,” he said. “When my hands are tied, I just close my eyes and tell myself, ‘I can do this. I can do this.”‘

Surviving nearly unscathed when he fell from a three-story building in 1985 prompted Enaje to undergo the ordeal as thanksgiving for what he considered a miracle.

He extended the ritual after loved ones recovered from serious illnesses, one after another, turning him into a village celebrity as the “Christ” in the Lenten reenactment of the Way of the Cross.

Ahead of their crucifixion on a dusty hill, Enaje and the other devotees, wearing thorny crowns of twigs, carried heavy wooden crosses on their backs for more than a kilometre (more than half a mile) in the scorching heat.

Village actors dressed as Roman centurions later hammered 4ins (10cm) stainless steel nails through his palms and feet, then set him aloft on a cross under the sun for about 10 minutes.

Other penitents walked barefoot through village streets and beat their bare backs with sharp bamboo sticks and pieces of wood.

Some participants in the past opened cuts in the penitents’ backs using broken glass to ensure the ritual was sufficiently bloody.

The gruesome spectacle reflects the Philippines’ unique brand of Catholicism, which merges church traditions with folk superstitions.

Many of the mostly impoverished penitents undergo the ritual to atone for sins, pray for the sick or for a better life, and give thanks for miracles.

Church leaders in the Philippines have frowned on the crucifixions and self-flagellations, saying Filipinos can show their deep faith and religious devotion without hurting themselves and by doing charity work instead, such as donating blood.

Robert Reyes, a prominent Catholic priest and human rights activist in the country, said the bloody rites reflect the church’s failure to fully educate many Filipinos on Christian tenets, leaving them on their own to explore personal ways of seeking divine help for all sorts of maladies.

Folk Catholicism has become deeply entrenched in the local religious culture, Reyes said, citing a chaotic procession of a black statue of Jesus Christ called the Black Nazarene each January, which authorities say draws more than a million devotees each year in one of Asia’s largest religious festivals.

Many bring towels to be wiped on the wooden statue, believing it has powers to cure ailments and ensure good health and a better life.

“The question is, where were we church people when they started doing this?” Reyes asked, saying the clergy should immerse itself in communities more and converse regularly with villagers.

“If we judge them, we’ll just alienate them.”

The decades-long crucifixion tradition, meanwhile, has put impoverished San Pedro Cutud – one of the more than 500 villages in rice-growing Pampanga province – on the map.

Organizers said more than 15,000 foreign and Filipino tourists and devotees gathered for the cross nailings in Cutud and two other nearby villages.

There was a festive air as villagers peddled bottled water, hats, food and religious items, and police and marshals kept order.

“They like this because there is really nothing like this on earth,” said Johnson Gareth, a British tour organizer, who brought 15 tourists from eight countries, including the United States, Canada and Germany, to witness the crucifixions.

“It’s less gruesome than people think. They think it’s going to be very macabre or very disgusting but it’s not. It’s done in a very respectful way.”

In the past, Gareth said tourists were “genuinely inspired and I think they left with a newfound respect for people’s beliefs”.

29-Year-Old Poses as High Schooler Because He was ‘Lonely’

A 29-year-old woman from South Korea has been accused of enrolling in a New Jersey high school using false documents. She is facing charges of providing a false government document and pleaded not guilty in court recently.

According to her lawyer, the woman enrolled in New Brunswick High School in January, not with any malicious intentions, but because she was lonely and longed to return to her days with friends in school.

The lawyer said that his client came to the United States by herself when she was 16 to attend a private boarding school. After that, she graduated from Rutgers University in 2019.

The woman’s lawyer stated that she had no nefarious intentions when she enrolled in the high school. Instead, she was seeking to return to “a place of safety and welcoming and an environment that she looks back on fondly.”

Unfortunately, the woman provided district officials with a false birth certificate when she enrolled, which is why she is facing the charges.

The woman was only at the high school for four days, during which she attended some classes. Authorities have said that she got the phone numbers of students who helped her find her way through the school and continued to text some of them days after her ruse was discovered.

However, after the school district found out that she had used false documents to enroll, she was barred from entering school grounds, and officials advised students to not have any contact with her.

The district has nearly 10,000 students, and this incident highlights the importance of school officials being vigilant about who enrolls in their schools. While this woman’s intentions were not malicious, it is still important to ensure that all students in a school are who they say they are.

The woman has applied to enter a pretrial intervention program, which could lead to the charges being dismissed. She is due back in court in May, and it remains to be seen what the outcome of the case will be.

In conclusion, this is a unique case that highlights the loneliness that some people can experience and how it can lead to unusual actions.

While the woman’s actions were not necessarily harmful, they were still illegal, and it is important for all students to enroll in school using truthful documents.

Israel on Bring of Civil War

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a proposal for compromise on constitutional and judicial reforms put forward by Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

The proposal was intended to replace the government’s controversial judicial overhaul plan, which has faced mass protests for months.

Herzog’s proposal sought to limit the Supreme Court’s power to strike down certain laws and administrative decisions, while also changing the balance of power on the committee that appoints judges.

However, it did not include an override clause that would enable the Knesset to cancel Supreme Court rulings – a key aspect of the government’s current overhaul plan.

The proposal also called for drafting a bill of rights for the first time since Israel’s founding, including a basic law to protect minority rights, prevent discrimination, and establish the principles of equality, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly.

Netanyahu rejected the proposal, stating that many parts of it perpetuated the current power imbalance between the branches of government.

Reports suggest that Netanyahu initially wanted to accept the proposal, but backed off after Justice Minister Yariv Levin, who is leading the judicial overhaul, threatened to resign.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli President Isaac Herzog warned in a speech that the current debate in the country is dangerously filled with hateful rhetoric from all sides, even beyond what he could have imagined in his worst nightmares.

He expressed concern that the country is on the brink of a civil war, stating that anyone who thinks such a conflict could not happen in Israel does not understand the gravity of the situation. Herzog emphasized that a civil war is a red line and must not be allowed to occur.

The proposal made by Herzog to compromise on constitutional and judicial reforms received support from opposition leader Yair Lapid and former Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party.

However, some members of Knesset and ministers from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party criticized Herzog’s proposal and suggested that it be rejected.

Millionaire Makes “Creepy” Offer to Woman Sitting Next to Him on Plane

A tech millionaire’s $100,000 (£83,000) offer to a woman sitting next to him on a plane has been slammed as “creepy”.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Kirsch claimed to be shocked after the female passenger refused to remove her mask despite being offered the massive sum of money to do so.

Kirsch was accused of spreading Covid misinformation during the pandemic.

Describing his latest stunt, he wrote: “I am on board a Delta flight right now. The person sitting next to me in first class refused $100,000 to remove her mask for the entire flight. No joke. This was after I explained they don’t work.”

He claimed he started out by offering $100 and said: “And I pointed out that when she removed the mask for eating and drinking, she could be infected with one breath. So she had full disclosure.

“She took off her mask as soon as the breakfast was served. Because everyone knows you can’t get infected while you are eating.”

Comparing the woman to those who invested with the collapsed tech bank SVB, he joked: “Maybe next time I’ll sit next to someone who had an account at Silicon Valley Bank.”

But his antics were quickly slammed by other Twitter users.

One wrote: “Did you have the $100,000 in cash? If not, you sound like a lunatic. How could they trust you’d pay up?”

Another said: “They probably didn’t think you had even $5.”

It wasn’t the only time his strange inflight approaches have been turned down.

Three days before he tweeted that two people had refused similar requests.

He wrote: “I asked the people sitting next to me on the plane if I paid them $10,000 would they remove their mask for the duration of the flight? Both declined the offer. Maybe I should offer $100,000 next time?”

His propositions were criticized by other online folk.

One wrote: “Women don’t want to make deals with creepy men on planes. It’s not complicated.”

Another: “Do you make a habit of offering money to random women to remove coverings from their bodies mid-air?”

One user complained the $100,000 wouldn’t nearly cover hospital bills racked up if someone actually got a bad case of Covid.

They wrote: “My hospital bills after admission for Covid came to over $300,000 (including the $80,000 air ambulance because local hospitals were all full), plus loss of clients/income, lung damage, ongoing disability, recovery/support expenses, etc – I’d need a minimum of $5million cash in hand.

“I wore a mask on the plane and still got Covid. I already have long Covid. My physical therapy bills laugh at your measly $10,000″.

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Politician Left Embarrassed After Camera Turns on During Meeting (VIDEO)

A Romanian councilor was left embarrassed today as his camera turned on while having a shower – while ‘working’ from home. 

When the chairman of the meeting called for attendance, Social Democratic (PSD) councilor Alberto-Iosif Caraian appeared live from a shower, naked and wet. 

Caraian then spends the next few moments battling to turn the camera off and is noticed by everyone at the meeting.

Councilors at the meeting then proceeded to burst into laughter, with the chairwoman attempting not to smile and someone else shouting at Caraian to turn his video off. 

‘But I can’t hang up, I can’t hang up, I apologize profusely. I have a bad cold, but I don’t know how to hang up,’ he insisted. 

After the incident, Caraian reappeared on meeting’s live stream – but this time he was fully dressed. 

‘Technology still plays tricks. Unfortunately, haste has spoken! I apologise for the unfortunate incident… Apologies once again to everyone!’, he wrote on his Facebook page. 

The technology issues did not stop there, however. Caraian’s screen also turned black at one point and he failed to pick up after being called again. 


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