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The Cedars of Lebanon


Monday, January 25, 2010

The Cedars of Lebanon





This was about the time that I was receiving communion at the Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church here in Phoenix, Arizona. The Maronites, like my sponsor George, are from Beirut. Note the title of the post that I link this post to (click on the title) - Phoenix from the Flames - the plane was stated to be on fire before it crashed.

Goddamned baby killing bitches - you can fry in hell forever...

Bodies Recovered After Plane Carrying 90 Crashes in Flames Into Mediterranean Monday, January 25, 2010

Vessels and a helicopter search for survivors after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed in the sea in Nahmeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon.

BEIRUT — An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore. At least 34 bodies were recovered.

The plane was carrying 90 people, including 83 passengers and 7 crew, Lebanese officials said. Aridi, the transportation minister, identified the passengers as 54 Lebanese, 22 Ethiopians, one Iraqi, one Syrian, one Canadian of Lebanese origin, one Russian of Lebanese origin, a French woman and two Britons of Lebanese origin.He also said the plane had been leased in September from CIT Aerospace. Calls to CIT Aerospace were not immediately returned Monday.The Boeing 737-800 took off around 7:30 p.m. EST and went down 2 miles off the coast, said Ghazi Aridi, the public works and transportation minister. The Lebanese army said in a statement the plane was on fire shortly after takeoff. Ethiopian Airlines' CEO Girma Wake told journalists in Addis Ababa that he had no information on the fate of those on board or about the cause of the crash. He said the aircraft had been serviced on Dec. 25 and passed inspection."Sabotage is ruled out as of now," he said.The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Lebanon has seen stormy weather since Sunday night, with crackling thunder, lightning and rain. The plane went down in darkness and crashed into water that reached just 64 Fahrenheit by afternoon.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said terrorism was not suspected in the crash of Flight 409, which was headed for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Airlines reported that there were 82 passengers and eight crew; the discrepancy could not immediately be explained.,2933,583783,00.html


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