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Posted in: Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded See in context

How so, Tara? Their product is the Triple 7. And after three failures of the PW engine in a short time, they want to protect their product and have the engine problems investigated.

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Posted in: Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally See in context

@theperson, average salary of $126...per month?

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Posted in: Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally See in context

@Albert, you cannot convert a 30-day tourist visa into a working visa. A working visa has to be secured outside of Japan through a Japanese embassy or consulate.

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Posted in: Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded See in context

This particular plane was the 5th B777 to come off the production line, in 1995.

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Posted in: Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally See in context

There were several repatriation flights to Vietnam in the months after her visa would have expired. Seems likely that it was always her plan to overstay and work illegally.

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Posted in: Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines See in context

As part of its over water certification, the B777 is certified to fly on one engine for 207 minutes. This flight lasted 40 minutes.

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West See in context

Maybe she’ll be able to finish up that law degree she was working on.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of woman he claims wanted to commit suicide See in context

What kind of ghoul would ever get involved in this?

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Posted in: Men charged in Ghosn escape plot ask U.S. State Department to halt extradition See in context

Maybe the Taylor’s should have run their plan by the State Dept. before carrying it out...just to give them a heads up.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for abusing 1-month-old daughter See in context

Didn’t notice anything, Mr. Suzuki? Nice job covering your azz.

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Posted in: No Ash Wednesday as Barty ousted in Australian Open quarterfinals See in context

If your opponent’s skill and confidence is overwhelming, by all means take that ‘injury break’ to get them off their game.

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Posted in: 18-year-old motorcyclist arrested for attempted murder after traffic altercation See in context

Can’t name him, then name his parents...they must be so proud.

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Posted in: Woman fatally stabbed outside apartment in Kumamoto Pref See in context

Ex-husband? If yes, he’ll be found dead in a couple days.

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Posted in: Ghosn's accused escape plotters ask U.S. Supreme Court to delay extradition to Japan See in context

By the time their legal battles are over, there won’t be much left of that $1.3 million.

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Posted in: Man indicted for arson-murder goes on trial in Nara See in context

Should spend the rest of his life in prison, but most likely will be released before age 40.

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Posted in: Ohtani, Angels agree on 2-year, $8.5 million contract See in context

Pretty generous for a player that has never been able to play a full season, even in Japan.

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Posted in: Ex-bank employee arrested for stealing ¥52 mil; blames it on stress See in context

Hopefully prison life will be less stressful for her.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting, robbing Uber Eats deliverer See in context

The Uber guy complied and handed over the money, why the need to physically assault him? Maximum sentence, please.

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Posted in: Mori apologizes for sexist remarks, but refuses to resign See in context

Mori says something stupid...stop the presses!

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Posted in: Man to be extradited to Japan for aiding Ghosn's escape accuses U.S. of 'betrayal' See in context

If bail jumping isn’t a crime, why did Ghosn have to get in the box?

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

I’ve worked in commercial aviation for 35 years, including flying international charters. Nobody flies on a charter to a foreign country without a valid passport, and must also be presented when transiting to a foreign country. Charter passengers are well screened for the proper documentation at both the departure and arrival airports. Btw, even pets have to have their paperwork. Google Johnny Depp, dog, Australia.

The ground handler provides the crew with the passenger names and passport info. This info is also sent to the destination, so they know exactly who should be on the plane. And not uncommon for the flight attendant to hold the passports until arrival. The problem is when you add someone enroute who hasn’t had clearance to arrive or doesn’t match the identity of the paperwork. So Mr. Ghosn, if detected, would have been sent back to the airport of origin...Osaka.

The Global Express has a segregated passenger compartment with access to the baggage compartment, so it’s possible the first crew saw nothing. But once they arrived in Beirut, assuming he wasn’t added to the passenger list, did he just spring out of the box with his Lebanese passport in hand? So whether they added him enroute or found out later, the crew was obligated to report it. If no laws were broken, why the need to get in the box?

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

@Kuzuaki, I believe the only threat to Koseman was that he wouldn’t get paid if he didn’t pull it off.

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Posted in: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo wrestler in training See in context

The chances this kid will have diabetes and an enlarged heart is far greater than that of being a sumo champion.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing woman in Niigata in 2019 dies in prison while awaiting trial See in context

Rest in hell is more appropriate for this murderer.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after selling counterfeit Chanel item to police officer at flea market See in context

Most people that buy counterfeit stuff know it’s counterfeit. They just hope that those they are trying to impress don’t know.

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

A habitual rapist, life in prison is the only solution.

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Posted in: Man arrested after injuring, robbing woman in her 90s See in context

How can you possibly remember assaulting someone when you’ve got pachinko on your mind?!

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arsonist says which scene he feels copied his work and incited attack See in context

JT, do not refer to him as an arsonist. Refer to him as what he is, a mass murder.

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Posted in: Trump says he will not attend Biden's inauguration See in context

I wasn’t planning to attend myself.

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