Some time during the years 1939-1940 the lease to this small tract of land ran out. Negotiations were started for the acquisition of about 7,000 acres of land surrounding the Ewa mooring mast. The idea was to divide the land in such a way as to make part of it into an emergency landing field, and the remainder into a bombing range. This didn't happen but eventually 3,500 acres was acquired.
Emergency Runway in Uruguay, This particular runway, is located in a section of the National Route-9,using the same asphalt of the route, that section of the route has 2 Km long is intentionally conditioned, and is wider than the rest of the route, may be used only in emergency reported cases.
KIEV, Ukraine - A Russian passenger jet carrying 171 people crashed Tuesday in Ukraine and officials said that all aboard are feared dead. A news agency cited Russian officials as saying terrorism had been ruled out.
The Pulkovo airlines Tupolev 154, en route from the Russian Black Sea resort of Anapa to St. Petersburg, disappeared from radar screens over Ukraine about 2:30 p.m.,...
Darfur Humanitarian Emergency
Total FY 2005 USG Humanitarian Assistance for the Darfur Emergency (to date): $509,532,362
Total FY 2003 – 2005 USG Humanitarian Assistance for the Darfur Emergency: $767,978,042
August 2004 Images
This section contains high-resolution satellite images of destroyed villages in the Darfur region of western Sudan. Media and press use and/o...
This is Luke Air Force Base Auxilary Landing Field.
Luke was the largest fighter training base is the country for half a century. 50 years ago before this area was populated, Luke used these fields to practice emergency landings and such. The fields are simply gravel, in a triangle shape to alow for unpowered landings depending on which way the wind is blowing.
There are references to Kahuku as an emergency field dating to the 1930's, but it was not until the United States entered World War II that the airfield was developed. Kahuku Army Airfield was classified as an auxiliary field and had a very short life span, from 1942 until it was closed in the late 1940's. Ground troops were stationed in the area to protect the airfield and man the shoreline fo...
On December 7th, 2004, the crew of the M/V Selendang Ayu reported that they had lost power and were adrift off Unalaska Island. Efforts to tow the vessel failed and it went aground and broke apart between Skan Bay and Spray Cape at approximately 6pm, December 8. The Selendang Ayu carried approximately 424,000 gallons of Intermediate Fuel Oil and 18,000 gallons of Marine Diesel.