Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Event Update For 2019-12-10

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-12-10 - The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback:

Quote: "Especially noteworthy is the report’s conclusion that the Arctic already may have become a net emitter of planet-warming carbon emissions due to thawing permafrost, which would only accelerate global warming. Permafrost is the carbon-rich frozen soil that covers 24 percent of the Northern Hemisphere’s land mass, encompassing vast stretches of territory across Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Greenland."

Quote: "Warming temperatures allow microbes within the soil to convert permafrost carbon into the greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide and methane — which can be released into the air and accelerate warming. "

Note: Say, all four of those regions have experienced unusual fires, some just flat-out gigantic, in recent years. Regions start emitting flammable methane, and the same regions start burning. That doesn't sound like a coincidence to me...

2019-12-10 - Greenland now losing ice 7 times faster than it was in 1992, Antarctic ice melt accelerating too:

Quote: "Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. The assessment comes from the Imbie group - an international team of polar scientists who've reviewed all the satellite observations of the past 25 years. The researchers say Greenland's contribution to sea-level rise is now tracking the more pessimistic projections for future change."

Quote: "The ominous news about Greenland comes in the wake of another worrisome finding: Antarctica's melting is also speeding up. In the 1980s, Antarctica lost 40 billion tons of ice annually. In the last decade, that number jumped to an average of 252 billion tons per year — just a hair behind Greenland's new average."

Note: A 600% increase in the rate of ice melt in just 27 years. Yep, the 'catastrophe curve' is going vertical now. Long before that curve reaches its apex, every human being on the surface of this planet will be pushing daisies...

2019-12-10 - Wildfires continue burning and spewing toxic smoke onto coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered 'hazardous,' and was apt to trigger fire alarms."

Quote: "Smoke from Australia’s bush fires engulfed Sydney in a smoke on Tuesday, creating the most toxic air on the planet."

Quote: "Earlier, I had seen a man in a gas mask on my ferry across the harbour; a woman in a face-mask was buying a train ticket at Circular Quay. All across the city people are coughing and rubbing red eyes. Smoke alarms are being triggered, sending fire engines racing around the city to false alarms. And everywhere, people - online and in the murky streets - are asking why politicians seem so unconcerned."

2019-12-10 - Forecasters warn that there may be no significant rainfall in Australia for six more months:

Quote: "Australia is set to swelter for another six months before its next significant rainfall, forecasters have warned."

2019-12-10 - Hundreds of birds drop dead from the sky near Bodedern (Britain), 2.5 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Footage of the apocalyptic scene was taken by Dafydd Edwards, whose wife, Hannah, had seen the birds on her way home on Tuesday. After hearing about the odd scene, Mr Edwards went out to see for himself as he 'didn’t believe her'. He said: 'There's easily more than 300 of them. I counted 150 last night but I gave up as there's just hundreds of them littered everywhere.'"

2019-12-10 - Drilling site erupts in flame north of Erie (Colorado), 7 injured:

2019-12-10 - Underground electrical explosion causes blackouts in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2019-12-10 - Landfill fire breaks out near Oakville (Louisiana):

Quote: "A large fire at a landfill in Plaquemines Parish is now under control, but some people say they've seen smoke and noticed a strange smell that filled the air for days. The landfill is privately owned and is located on Highway 23 near Oakville."

2019-12-10 - How the monstrous fire tornado formed at the Carr Fire in 2018 in California:

2019-12-10 - Boat bursts into flame on Fosse Dyke (river) in Lincoln (Britain), nobody aboard:

Note: This is the 982nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-10 - At least a dozen school buses destroyed by fire just before 5:15 AM while parked at facility in East Orange (New Jersey):

Quote: "At least a dozen parked school buses were destroyed by an early morning fire in East Orange, and the fire was caught on video."

Note: These are the 162nd-173rd school buses to burn in 2019, and these are the 592nd-603rd buses to burn in 2019...

2019-12-10 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Lee Highway in the Rosslyn area in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

Quote: "A fire in the engine compartment of a Loudoun County commuter bus snarled traffic in Rosslyn this morning. The fire was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Lee Highway and N. Nash Street. The fire was small — at least compared to yesterday’s truck fire in Pentagon City — and quickly extinguished."

2019-12-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the N1 in Johannesburg (South Africa):

2019-12-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Highway 6 near Jerusalem (Israel):

Note: These are the 604th, 605th and 606th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-12-10 - Tractor, tractor (combine), skid steer, multiple vehicles and building destroyed by fire near Rutland (South Dakota):

Quote: "According to Reck, Lindholm, whose residence is located at 22920 462nd Ave., lost an 80x60-foot building that housed his repair business and contained multiple vehicles, a skidsteer loader, combine and tractor."

Note: These are the 2097th and 2098th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-12-10 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on street in Henrietta (Texas):

2019-12-10 - Campervan bursts into flame near Baldwin Avenue and Hana Highway in coastal Paia (Hawaii):

2019-12-10 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Quail Drive in Ona (West Virginia):

Quote: " A man is thanking some good Samaritans Tuesday night after his SUV caught on fire while it was parked in his driveway, briefly threatening his home. It happened along Quail Drive in Ona, causing some heat damage to the home"

2019-12-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in North Platte (Nebraska):

Quote: "City Fire Marshal George Lewis says the fire started in the pick up truck's engine and spread to the carport, and eventually the house."

2019-12-10 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home near Okanagan Lake in Vernon (Canada):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in Danbury (Connecticut):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame at police station in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Lancaster (Britain):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Daventry (Britain):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame on Beverley Road in Telford (Britain):

2019-12-10 - Car bursts into flame in Cumberland Mews, Leegomery, Telford (Britain):

2019-12-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame before 6:30 AM on I-291 in South Windsor (Connecticut):

2019-12-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 in Gadsden County (Florida):

2019-12-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on State Road 3 in Jennings County (Indiana):

2019-12-10 - RV trailer bursts into flame on Beaver Dam Road in Rowan County (North Carolina), 2 injured:

2019-12-10 - Pickup truck and workshop destroyed by fire in Baughman Township (Ohio):

Quote: "The building had various tools and building supplies, and a fairly new Ford pickup truck was destroyed in the blaze, Bishop said."

2019-12-10 - Truck shop heavily damaged by fire at 5:55 AM in Floydada (Texas):

2019-12-10 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Gresham (Wisconsin):

2019-12-10 - Barn destroyed by fire near the Van Duzen River near Hydesville (California):

2019-12-10 - Restaurant destroyed by massive blaze shortly before 11 PM in Mayville (New York):

2019-12-10 - Furniture market heavily damaged by fire in Delhi (India):

2019-12-10 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Caldwell (Idaho):

2019-12-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Patricia Lane in coastal Weymouth (Massachusetts):

2019-12-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 7 AM on Norwalk Avenue in Buffalo (New York), 8 pets missing:

2019-12-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11:15 PM on Oak Hollow Drive in Arlington (Texas):

2019-12-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Norwood Boulevard in Birmingham (Alabama), nobody there:

2019-12-10 - Home destroyed by fire at 6 AM on Finn Road in Benton Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-10 - Home destroyed by fire on Grace Drive in coastal Portland (Texas):

2019-12-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at midnight in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-12-10 - Apartment building destroyed by fire on Clark Avenue in San Antonio (Texas):

2019-12-10 - High-rise apartment building for seniors damaged by fire on Pearl Street in Scottdale (Pennsylvania):

2019-12-10 - Deadly fire rips through three homes at 4:22 AM on Rothe Lane in Indianapolis (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-12-10 - Deadly fire burns home on South Justine Avenue in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-12-10 - Deadly fire burns art gallery at 1:45 AM in Loveland (Colorado), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1:40 AM on Lexington Street in Versailles (Kentucky):

2019-12-10 - Thousands of cockles wash up dead on beach in coastal Los Urrutias (Spain):

2019-12-10 - Man and woman, 60 and 55, found dead in Riverloft Apartments in Reading (Pennsylvania), 970 feet from the Schuylkill River:

2019-12-10 - Two boys, 11 and 12, found dead in pond in Talewad (India):

2019-12-10 - Woman has 'medical emergency' and drops dead near swimming pool in Brockton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Officials found the body outside the entrance to the Frank A. Manning Memorial Swimming Pool in Brockton, located at 470 Forest Ave."

Quote: "Investigators believe that she suffered a medical emergency while passing through the area Monday night."

2019-12-10 - Woman, 35, drops dead in jail cell hours after being admitted in Alfred (Maine):

2019-12-10 - Man, 75, dies while swimming at the 'End of the World' in coastal Kona (Hawaii):

Quote: "The Hawaii Fire Department said a 75-year-old man drowned Tuesday while swimming at the 'End of the World' in Kona."

2019-12-10 - Woman, 53, found dead in Primm Valley (Nevada):

2019-12-10 - Woman found dead in Newton County (Arkansas):

2019-12-10 - Man in his 60s found dead in submerged pickup truck in Lower Arrow Lake (Canada):

2019-12-10 - Man, 78, dies while swimming in Rabindra Sarobar (lake) in Kolkata (India):

Quote: "Preliminary reports suggest that he might have suffered a heart attack."

2019-12-10 - Boy, 14, found dead in well in Kachnaria (India):

2019-12-10 - Man, 60, found dead in 2-foot-deep pool of water in coastal Chennai (India):

2019-12-10 - Person drops dead on street in coastal Fuengirola (Spain):

Quote: "Emergency services have rushed to the scene but were unable to to revive the person which looks like a sudden death at present."

2019-12-10 - Actor, boy, 14, dies at home in coastal Greenock, Inverclyde (Scotland):

2019-12-10 - Woman, 60, has seizure, SUV crashes into tree and building, in Reading (Pennsylvania), 2700 feet from the Schuylkill River, 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the report, hospital officials told investigators it appeared Conrad suffered a seizure while driving. "

2019-12-10 - Twin-engine plane crashes and burns on coastal Gabriola Island (Canada), no survivors:

2019-12-10 - Twin-engine plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in Alajuela (Costa Rica), landing gear problem:

2019-12-10 - School bus veers off road, crashes into pole, in Prescott (Arizona), 2 injured:

2019-12-10 - Car-hauler crashes into tractor trailer, fire erupts, on I-83 in Baltimore County (Maryland), 1 injured:

2019-12-10 - Tractor trailer crashes into barrier, overturns, bursts into flame, on I-84 in Morgan County (Utah), 1 killed:

2019-12-10 - Tractor trailer veers off road and crashes into trees near the St. Joseph River in Elkhart County (Indiana):

Quote: "The crash happened just across the street from a channel leading into the Saint Joseph River."

2019-12-10 - SUV slams into parked tractor trailer on Marsh Drive near Walnut Creek (California), 1 killed:

2019-12-10 - SUV veers off road at 11:30 PM, crashes into tree, near La Vergne (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-12-10 - SUV crashes into convenience store in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2019-12-10 - Car veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into home, in Simi Valley (California), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-12-10 - Giant sinkhole opens and swallows cars in Brasilia (Brazil):

2019-12-10 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal San Francisco (California):

2019-12-10 - Water main breaks, big sinkhole opens, in Brigham City (Utah):

2019-12-10 - Underground pipe breaks, huge geyser of water erupts, in Tieling (China):

2019-12-10 - UN talks out of sync with global climate demands:

Quote: "Observers say the case for a global Marshall Plan on global warming has become overwhelming. A quartet of recent UN science reports catalogued a crescendo of deadly heatwave, flooding and superstorms made more destructive by rising seas, and projected far worse impacts just over the horizon."

2019-12-10 - World's richest countries need to behave like adults in climate fight, says John Kerry:

2019-12-10 - Climate shocks eliminated 16% of New England fishing jobs, study finds:

2019-12-10 - Norway greenlights copper mine that will dump two million tons of tailings in Arctic fjord each year:

Note: 'The oceans aren't completely dead yet!' 'Oh yeah? We'll take care of that!'

2019-12-10 - December 9th was the warmest December day ever recorded in Alaska:

2019-12-10 - Rare tornado forms at 13,200 feet in Bolivia, possibly one of the highest-altitude tornadoes ever observed:

2019-12-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Sussex (Canada):

2019-12-10 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Pretoria (South Africa):

2019-12-10 - Top medical journal takes on big pharma:

2019-12-10 - Giant UFO or drones over California town?

2019-12-10 - Autonomous tractor trailer successfully drives across the US and delivers a load of butter:

Quote: "Breaker, breaker, the big rig freight industry is a little closer to saying 10-4 to driver-less trucks after an autonomous truck completed a cross-country run to deliver a shipment of butter. According to autonomous trucking company, one of the trucks in its fleet recently completed a coast-to-coast run for Land O’Lakes butter."


  1. Good morning Jonny, everyone. It got downright "COLE 'roun' he'!" ~ 23 F at 5-somethin' when i got up to "look at the moon."
    Crisp, clear sky, brilliant moon, few clouds - beautiful.

    [i really appreciate when Kevin tells it like it is]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS: Marine life threatened as oceans lose oxygen due to climate change [~ 8.6 min.]

    [apparently Mr. Snyder is a fan of numerology]
    The Final Full Moon Of This Decade On 12/12 At Exactly 12:12 AM Is Precisely 6,666 Days From 9/11

    A few days ago, hardly anyone had heard about “the 12/12 warning”, but now the Internet is buzzing with lots of speculation about what it could possibly mean. On December 12th at exactly 12:12 AM eastern time, we witnessed the very last full moon of this entire decade. As I detailed yesterday, there is only a 1 in 691,920 chance that the last full moon of this decade would fall on that exact minute in time. And many have also pointed out that the individual digits of “2019” also add up to a total of 12. You can believe that all of this is just some sort of grand coincidence if you want, but a lot of people out there are really freaking out about this.

    What makes this strange confluence of numbers even stranger is the fact that it happened exactly 6,666 days from 9/11.

    If you go to, there is a handy calculator that allows you to instantly calculate the number of days between two specific dates.

    Just a little while ago, I typed in 9/11/2001 as the start date and 12/12/19 as the end date, and it gave me a result of precisely 6,666 days.

    Isn’t that weird?

    And of course two sixes add up to 12, and so adding up the digits in that time span gives us the number 12 two additional times.

    As I cautioned yesterday, I don’t know what significance all of this may have. But it is interesting to note that this extremely intriguing confluence of numbers only occurred in the eastern time zone of the United States. And this has happened just as the debate on the articles of impeachment is about to begin in Washington. [more]
    [nice segue to Anthropocentrism]

    Thursday, 12 December 2019
    Aus bushfire update: Smoke triggers 500 smoke false alarms in buildings across Sydney: Air quality 12 times worse than “hazardous.”: Thousands protest

    [with humanity's reaction]
    Cricket continues during the smog in Sydney. [(banner)pic!]

    Smoke triggered 500 smoke alarms in buildings across Sydney.
    150 buildings evacuated in one hour due to false alarms.
    Air quality 12 times worse than levels considered “hazardous”.
    NSW Rural Fire Service confirmed 724 homes, 49 facilities and 1,582 outbuildings had been destroyed and 2.7 million hectares burned. [more; AND COUNTING]

    [more follows]

  2. [from Our Military Contributions to Your Future Security]
    New trouble on Whidbey Island as chemicals from Naval Air Station contaminate a creek

    The channel called Clover Valley Creek frequently floods, depositing sediments and possibly chemical contaminants on some of the farm’s low-lying acreage used for grazing and crops. And downstream, the pollution makes its way into Puget Sound’s Dugualla Bay, a rearing area for young chinook salmon.

    “We don’t know what this is doing” Christensen said. “And that’s a big problem.”

    The chemicals — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — have emerged as a pervasive pollution problem, one that for decades largely escaped regulatory scrutiny. [pfff- 'cause they WEREN'T LOOKING!]

    There are more than 4,700 compounds, found in products ranging from carpet to food wrappers to dental floss. And, since being introduced in the mid-20th century, they have made their way into public waterways and seeped underground into drinking-water wells, including some spots on Whidbey Island.

    For Christensen and other residents along the creek, surface-water pollution also is now a concern.

    Scientists are trying to better define the health risks the chemicals pose and at what levels, which is a key question since a survey indicates they are present in the blood serums of 98 percent of Americans. Meanwhile, federal and state officials seek to determine the scope of the pollution, and what to do about it, a task made more difficult since Congress has not listed PFAS as pollutants under the federal Clean Water Act or designated them as hazardous under the federal Superfund program. [they will do NOTHING about it]

    Firefighting foams used to combat aircraft fuel-based blazes at the air station and many other military installations, have been a major source of PFAS pollution. Defense Department investigations have found PFAS chemicals migrated into ground and surface water at 400 current and former military installations, including Whidbey Island.

    The biggest regulatory effort, to date, has focused on drinking-water pollution from two of the PFAS firefighting-foam chemicals, which already have been phased out by U.S. manufacturers amid mounting concerns.

    These chemicals — PFOA and PFOS — may increase the risk for kidney cancer, immune-system disorders and other health problems, including impaired learning development of infants, according to the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. As of yet, there is no regulatory consensus in the United States on what constitutes a safe amount of these two PFAS chemicals in drinking water and there are no federal standards to require a cleanup of drinking water.

    [Note: these are the same chemicals featured in the new film “Dark Waters”] [more]

    [i think it's safe to conclude that the military is not environmentally friendly]

    [continued below]

  3. Climate change: Greenland ice melt ‘is accelerating’

    They say Greenland’s contribution to sea-level rise is currently tracking what had been regarded as a pessimistic projection of the future.

    It means an additional 7cm of ocean rise could now be expected by the end of the century from Greenland alone.

    This threatens to put many millions more people in low-lying coastal regions at risk of flooding.

    It’s estimated roughly a billion live today less than 10m above current high-tide lines, including 250 million below 1m.

    “The simple formula is that around the planet, six million people are brought into a flooding situation for every centimetre of sea-level rise. So, when you hear about a centimetre rise, it does have impacts,” he told BBC News.

    Over 9 million bags of nuclear cleanup waste piled up across Fukushima Pref.

    The number of bags of waste from decontamination efforts around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached a little under 9.16 million as of the end of September according to Fukushima Prefecture and the Environment Ministry.

    The 1-cubic-meter bags are found at some 114,700 interim storage or decontamination sites across the prefecture. In the town of Tomioka — covered by a nuclear disaster evacuation order — mounds of bags have grown so tall that they obscure the power shovels used to move and stack the waste, the black balls covering every sliver of landscape. [people in charge couldn't even IMAGINE this scenario that protesters shouted at them, wrote to them, asked them about at local hearings - THEY CHOSE THIS WAY despite all that and more evidence against nuclear power (medical, environmental effects, hydrologic trouble, etc.) - "nobody cays, misteh"]

    [the tidal wave of chaos is on the horizon and closing fast]
    Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies

    Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the globe-circling northern jet stream that have caused simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated breadbasket regions-a previously unquantified threat to global food production that, they say, could worsen with global warming.

    The research shows that certain kinds of waves in the atmospheric circulation can become amplified and then lock in place for extended periods, triggering the concurrent heat waves. Affected parts of North America, Europe and Asia together produce a quarter of the world food supply. The study appears this week in the journal Nature Climate Change.

    “We found a 20-fold increase in the risk of simultaneous heat waves in major crop-producing regions when these global-scale wind patterns are in place,” said lead author Kai Kornhuber, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. “Until now, this was an underexplored vulnerability in the food system. During these events there actually is a global structure in the otherwise quite chaotic circulation. The bell can ring in multiple regions at once.”

    Kornhuber warned that the heat waves will almost certainly become worse in coming decades, as the world continues to warm. The meanders that cause them could also potentially become more pronounced, though this is less certain. Because food commodities are increasingly traded on a global scale, either effect could lead to food shortages even in regions far from those directly affected by heat waves. [more]

    [dude, shit 'bout-ta-get DEEP!]

  4. [Update]
    Human remains and wreckage from missing

    Chilean Air Force plane recovered – defense minister

    The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft was bound for the Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva air base in Antarctica on a routine maintenance mission with 17 crew members and 21 passengers when it lost radar contact. Hours after its disappearance, Chilean authorities announced that the plane had ‘crashed’ as, by that time, it would have ran out of fuel. [more; fishy story]

    Extremely Vicious Cyclone Strands Iceland in Meters of Snow – Thousands in the Dark, Heavy Damage Reported

    A powerful and dangerous cyclone has dumped meters of snow on parts of the country, leaving extensive damage, thousands of residents and businesses in the dark and closing roads all over the country. [more]

    Do You Feel Lucky? An Enormous Asteroid Is Set to Whizz Past Earth on Friday the 13th.

    An enormous asteroid, measuring 243-feet wide and about the width of a Boeing 747 plane, is set to fly nearby Earth tomorrow, Dec. 13, at a speed of almost 18,000 mph (more than 28,000 km/h).

    Asteroid 2019 XO1 will whizz past earth at a shockingly close 0.03033 astronomical units (1.9 million miles or more than 3 million kilometers away) at 8:25 am on the unlucky Friday the 13th. [more]

    Farmer loses 10 cattle to lightning

    A GWANDA farmer lost 10 head of cattle and two goats after they were struck by lightning.

    Mr Nyathi had just finished giving his animals stock feed just outside his homestead. As he turned to leave just as it was about to rain, lightning struck and killed his animals as he looked on in disbelief. [more; how do you say wtf in his language?]

    Freak Brisbane storm dumps half a year's worth of rain in ONE HOUR - causing flash flooding and leaving thousands of homes without power

    The majority of calls were for damaged roofs,' an SES spokesman told Daily Mail Australia. [more]

  5. I don't think he was saying that it crashed BECAUSE it ran out of fuel. He was saying that it must have crashed because so much time had passed that it couldn't still be in the air somewhere. If it ran out of fuel then they would have hit the radio with a mayday saying they were ditching the plane, out of fuel, and here are the coordinates, so they could possibly (but not very likely in that area) be rescued in time. So the two big questions remain open: why did it crash, and why didn't the pilots issue a mayday on the way down?