Crane Strains for Plane

Posted in At Sea, Dangerous, Madang Happenings on February 7th, 2009 by MadDog
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Going through my ancient videos that I’ve transferred to digital media, I came across this amusing, but not very action-filled segment of a big crane straining to lift an Air Niugini F-28 from the water in front of our house:
The indicent happened in 1995. There was a huge thunderstorm that dumped an enormous amount of water on the runway. The plane came in long (too far down the runway) and hydroplaned off the end.

It ended up with one wing in the water. People got out the door, walked up the wing to safety, and (presumably) got down on their knees and kissed the tarmac.

The sound of the crash woke us up, but we thought it was just one of the huge long peals of thunder that we hear all the time.

As you can see, they have painted out the logo and company name with white paint. Here’s a spoofed shot of the plane taken before it was defaced.

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Update on The Lady Who Made Our Flag

Posted in Mixed Nuts on February 7th, 2009 by MadDog
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This is just a quickie follow-up on my post The Lady Who Made Our Flag to let you know that there is an excellent item about the PNG flag that has just shown up at Tubuans & Dukduks, an excellent PNG blog by Tavurvur (whoever that is). You can find it here.

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