A disastrous Air India Plane Crash took place in Kerela’s Kozhikode. It was an Air India plane which on en route to India. However, due to some issues with the weather, Air India Plane Crash occurred due to skidding off the runway. As per reports, nearly two hours before the fateful accident another flight (IndiGo flight 6E7129) landing happened on the airport which went through similar issues. Similarly, just like this flight, even the other flight had to abort the first landing attempt due to bad weather conditions.
Reason Behind the Tragedy
The heavy rains in Kerela. The accumulation of rainwater on the runways becomes very risky in-flight landing. In addition, the wheels of the aeroplane are blocked while braking. These wheels are released later. However, if there is water during this time, there are chances that the plane will skid. Also, the plane may get out of control to either direction and not stop at all.
The lighting conditions at the airport aren’t too great either. In addition, a tabletop runway landing for most pilots is nightmarish.
The crash was so serious that the plane broke down into two parts after the crash.
18 people on board the flight lost their lives in the accident. Most of the people who were in the flight were those Indian who was in Dubai due to work. However, what was supposed to be a merry homecoming took a tragic turn during the landing.
Some of the Heartbreaking Stories
The pilot of the flight was one among the 18 people who lost their lives. Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe is an ex IAF wing commander who was working as a commercial pilot after his retirement. He is also a recipient of the ‘Sword of Honor’ award.
Captain Sathe did not meet his parents staying in Nagpur since March when the lockdown was announced. However, he has plans to visit them this Saturday on the occasion of his mothers birthday. The tragic event did not spear him to go to his parents and light up the mothers birthday.
Captain Sathe ais survived by his wife and two sons Dhananjay and Shantanu.
The co-pilot and soon to be father Akhilesh Kumar too did not survive the crash.
#KozhikodePlaneCrash | Co-pilot Captain #AkhileshKumar was cremated in #Mathura today in the presence of his family and @airindiain officials. The 32-year-old pilot is survived by his pregnant wife#AirIndiaExpress #PlaneCrash pic.twitter.com/Ks5XGKNZHv
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) August 9, 2020
Azam Muhammad, a one-year-old born in Dubai was on his first-ever journey to his parent’s motherland. He was here to meet his maternal grandfather and other relatives. During the landing, Azam was with his mother Sahira Banu on her lap. Sahira along with her three kids boarded the flight leaving her husband in Dubai. However, due to the crash, Sahira and Azam passed away. The other two kids, Ilham and Mariyam are recovering in the hospital.
Sharafudheen, along with his wife Fathima and daughter, Amina was on the flight that day. However, he sadly became one of the 18 people who lost their life. Sharafudheen came to India on a 2 month holiday. The daughter and wife joined him a few months ago. However, due to Covid-19, their visa’s expired and they could have to leave for India. Sharafudheen did not want the two ladies to face quarantine alone so he took a 2-month leave and had his place ready for a 21-day quarantine with the ration and fruits stocked for the month. However, only the two ladies could make it through the accident.
Held by Humanity
The kind locals from around the crash site came forward to help selflessly. Due to the heavy rainfall, people were advised by the state government to stay indoors due to heavy rains. Therefore, most people were back from work early.
Kerala kocals swing into action: What sets Malayalis apart is our spirit &unity, during floods, the pandemic &now the aircrash. When a mishap occurs, people throw themselves into the situation regardless of religion/caste/class. That’s my#KeralaModel! https://t.co/Wz5GlgwJP1
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 8, 2020
On the news of the crash, many locals without thinking about Covid-19 and being selfish came ahead to help. A message was also floated across the groups of taxi drivers who came ahead to take the injured to the hospitals.
The locals helped to rescue those who were injured. Soon, they also made use of their networks to spread messages about those injured asking people to circulate them so the family could get in touch.
It took just an appeal and many locals from the area came forward in huge numbers to help those in need.
#SOS #Kozhikode #Kerala
All Blood group donors are requested to come forward and donate blood at Kundotti Mercy Relief Hospital and Kozhikode Medical College Hospital due to Air India plane crash in Kozhikode. #Calicut #AirIndia #AirIndiaExpress #Blood #Dubai #BloodMatters
— Blood Donors India (@BloodDonorsIn) August 7, 2020
This makes me believe that humanity is not dead
People waiting in queues in midnight following covid protocol to donate blood to the injured
Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.. 🙏#AirIndiaExpress #AirIndiaCrash #KozhikodeAirCrash pic.twitter.com/Ei6YWCqd0N
— Nipun.$. (@iamNipun9) August 8, 2020
Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Oregon
Before admitting to the union in February 1859, the only state in the United States of America to have two different designs on each side of its flag was Oregon. Situated on the West coast of the country, was called the Oregon Territory.
Oregon is America’s ninth-largest state. Moreover, home to a vast range of geographical diversities, including forests, deserts, volcanoes, shrublands, and plentiful bodies of water.
Find below a few hidden gems of Oregon city:
Sweet Creek Trail
A simple 2.2-mile ride that takes in about a dozen spectacular waterfalls is the Pleasant Creek Trail. The best time to visit the trail is maybe April and May, as this is when numerous woodland wildflowers burst into full bloom. Look out for especially rare pink fawn lilies. Just a few miles inland from Florence, at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, the trail is located.
Yaquina Head Light and Cliffs
Yaquina Head Light, the tallest lighthouse in the state. Also, it can be located near the mouth of the Yaquina River, near Newport City. The lighthouse is known for its presence when it stood as the Moesko Island Lighthouse in the 2002 film The Ring. Lighthouse tours are available and it can also take time for tourists to take a stroll along the cliffs.
Thor’s Well, Yachats
A giant hole in the rock on the side of the Oregon Coast is Thor’s Well. The void appears to swallow the surrounding seawater. It may seem like a giant, bottomless gap to a normal eye, but, in fact, it does have a bottom.
Though it is unknown, researchers believe that the pit is only about 20 feet deep, but Thor’s Well manages to produce some of the most spectacular sights in the state, especially during high tide, regardless of its insignificant depth.
Enchanted Forest, Turner
The artist who began to create characters and attractions based on fairy tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Humpty Dumpty created the Enchanted Forest exclusively.
In 1971, the park was opened to the public and has been attracting families since then.
Chocolate Waterfall, Portland
A massive 21-one-foot chocolate waterfall stands inside the Candy Basket Shop in Portland, Oregon. It throws a gobsmacking 2,700 pounds of chocolate over a huge waterfall-like structure. This towering cascade, constructed from sculpted bronze and Italian marble, has been in operation since 1991 and is the world’s tallest and oldest waterfall of its kind.
Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook
The Tillamook Air Museum houses a vast private collection of ancient and unusual aircraft. In addition, some of them are stored to be a part of the museum.
The “Flying Museum” is painted on one of the exterior walls after the discontinuation of its use by the military. It also contains many unusual and different planes which are not in use by military.
Silent Rock, Rhododendron
While no one seems to know the true roots of the belief, when approaching the mound, it is considered that one must be as quiet as possible or suffer the consequences.
‘Disgusting Food Museum’ Opens In Sweden
We are not oblivious to fact that each country has its own cuisine and culture. What we might find disgusting and intolerable, they may actually love it. The ‘Disgusting Food Museum’ Opens in Sweden. However, to limit the spread of COVID-19/Corona virus, the Disgusting Food Museum will temporarily be open only on Saturdays and Sundays. They will reassess the situation every week and determine if the closure will still be in effect. The food items are as such disgusting as it can get. You literally need to have guts to fathom whatever food items that are in display.
The Disgusting Food Museum’s exhibit has 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods. Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese? Or taste sweets made with metal cleansing chemicals? Nonetheless, the museum isn’t trying to make visitors lose their lunch; instead, it hopes to highlight the cultural subjectivity of food.
Here are a few items on display:
Surströmming – Fermented herring from Sweden
Small Baltic herring are caught in the spring, salted and left to ferment at leisure. Through the process of fermenting or souring. The aroma is pungent, and the taste is rounded yet piquant with a distinct acidity.
Cuy – Roasted guinea pigs from Peru
The people of Peru love this delicacy. The roasted guinea pig recipe called Cuy, although it is a permanent part of Peru’s Andean diet for thousands of years.
Casu marzu – Maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia
The traditional dish of the people of Sardinia known as Casu marzu. Also known as, Fly larvae cheese, the cheese prepared by live Maggots; The flies transform a good traditional cheese by eating and digesting it, and the larvae STAY in the cheese and get to be eaten with it. According to Delish, the cheese “develops when cheese fly larvae are introduced into Pecorino to promote advanced fermentation. As the larvae hatch and eat through the cheese, it softens. Diners have to dig in before the maggots die.”
Stinky tofu – Pungent bean curd from China
A stinky tofu, there is a recipe from China and Taiwan that is on exhibit at the museum. It is made by fermenting the bean curd, and then the tofu is soaked and the pungent bean curd extracted from it. Furthermore, Stinky tofu is one of the most popular snack foods in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.
Hákarl – Well-aged shark from Iceland
Known as Hákarl, the Greenland shark is fermented and hung to dry for up to five months to remove the acid from the meat. It is the national cuisine of Iceland.
Durian – Infamously stinky fruit from Thailand
A fruit weighing two to seven pounds, Durian is one of the worst smelling fruits in the world. Moreover, it is forbidden to eat in many countries like Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand. The odour of the fruit is described as pig-excrement, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. Can be smelled from miles away, it a popular fruit.
Address: Caroli city, Östergatan 12, Malmö, Sweden
Timings: 12 pm to 6 pm
Ticket Price: KR 185 (Rs. 1,340)
Read: The Best Jazz Cafe/Restaurants To Visit In India
The Best Jazz Cafe/Restaurants To Visit In India
In India, music lovers are only just really waking up to genres of music other than Bollywood and international pop. The independent music scene in India has been growing by leaps and bounds recently, but the craze for jazz precedes this trend by decades. This is indicated by the fact that in 1947, there were around 60 jazz bands in Mumbai itself! In metro cities like India, Bangalore and Pune, jazz lovers have kept alive a thriving culture of appreciation and enjoyment of jazz music.
Shisha Jazz Cafe, Pune
Amazing vintage vibes with a chill ambiance and great live music, Shisha Jazz is one of the must-visit restaurants in the city of Pune. They have live jazz music performances every Thursday and also hold an amazing jazz music festival in August. This is one of the best places to hang out with your music lover friends. The food is also great, the staff is courteous and the service quick.
Timings: 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
Trincas on Kolkata’s entertainment street Park Street is one of the best places in the country to experience classic jazz music from the sixties. Also, this is the very place where an 18-year-old Usha Uthup found her voice and went on to make her mark as a singer. Other prominent performers include Biddu, Tina Charles, Benni Rozario and Eve. The place resurrected its live music scene in 2015, with the promise of holding hour-long gigs every Saturday.
Timings: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 1500
Le Bistro du Park, New Delhi
Touted as one of the most Instagram-worthy restaurants in New Delhi, Le Bistro is perfect for lovers of European cuisine and jazz music. It’s one of the few places that hold a weekly celebration of jazz music known as Jazz by the Park every Wednesday and Friday. It’s a very romantic setting that is tailor-made for romantic date nights with someone special. Le Bistro is a very cozy place and has excellent food complemented by great service and courteous staff.
Timings: 11 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 1700
The Piano Man Jazz Club, New Delhi & Gurugram
As suggested in the name, The Piano Man is for pure jazz fanatics. With the greatest jazz musicians name engraved in the bricks of the restaurant. That isn’t the only thing which sets your mood. From the lighting to the food. From the decor to the service. They’ve got the formula just right. Take your date to this fancy place. With the beautiful live music, it will enhance your experience. Also, if you are a musician. You could play here.
Timings: 12 PM to 11 Pm
Cost for two: 1800
Cafe Zoe, Mumbai
This place is famous for its all-day breakfast menu and delicious European cuisine. Live performances are one of the many USPs of Zoe, alongside affordable food and peppy, casual vibes.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
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