Tuesday, December 9, 2014

INFRASTRUCTURE COLLAPSE: Aircraft Crashes Into House In Gaithersburg, Maryland - Six People Confirmed Dead!

Two homes were on fire and a third was heavily damaged.

December 9, 2014 - MARYLAND, UNITED STATES
- Six people have been confirmed dead after a plane crashed into a house in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Three were on board the small aircraft, while the other three were inside of the house, local emergency services said.

Near the time of the crash, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer couldn't immediately say whether anyone else was on board the plane that seats between four and six people, but it has since been confirmed that only three were onboard. Piringer said the jet crashed into one home, setting it and two others on fire. He added that crews have the fire under control and are conducting a search and rescue operation to find anyone in the homes and plane.

WATCH: Plane crash in Montgomery County.

A mother and her three children are residents of the home that was hit ‒ and that suffered the heaviest damage. According to WNEW, the two children and the mother were found dead inside, while the third child was at school and has been accounted for.

"We have a lot of work to do, a lot of damage,"
Piringer said. "But we do have one plane confirmed down, into a house."

The Embraer EMB-500/Phenom 100 twin-engine jet was approaching Runway 14 at the Montgomery County Airpark when the plane crashed, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a preliminary statement. The small airport is less than a mile away from the crash site.

Piringer said the house that was struck by the plane has "pretty heavy structural damage and fire damage as a result of this plane hitting one of the houses."We hear planes come through all the time," Byron Valencia, who lives in an adjacent community, told WRC. "I was actually in the kitchen making formula for my son, and I heard it come through, and that one was significantly louder than the other ones. And at the same time it passed over the house, and I heard a thump.... And then I started hearing sirens."

He told the NBC affiliate that he looked out a window and saw smoke. "I could hear a small explosion go off when I first opened the window, and you could just see the black smoke rising," he said.

There is no word on how many people were on board the aircraft. It was registered to Sage Aviation out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, WRC reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA have both sent personnel to investigate the scene, while the American Red Cross is already on site, according to WUSA. - RT.

DISASTER IMPACT: Super Typhoon Hagupit Wrecks Havoc In The Philippines - Destroys 2,500 Homes; Death Toll Rises To 27!

A general view of damaged houses swept by Typhoon Hagupit in Eastern Samar, in central Philippines December 8, 2014. © Reuters

December 9, 2014 - THE PHILIPPINES
- The death toll from Typhoon Hagupit, the latest natural disaster to hit the Philippines, has risen to 27; around 2,500 homes have been totally or partially destroyed by the storm, which is losing its destructive force and weakening into a tropical storm.

According to Reuters, 27 people have been killed and around 2,500 homes have been totally or partially destroyed by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.

"We now have a total of 27 dead, most of them in Borongan, in Eastern Samar," the news agency quotes Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross as saying, adding that most of the dead drowned in floodwaters.

The raging hurricane, which is gradually losing its force and weakening into a tropical storm, has flattened buildings, toppled trees and cut power and communications.

"Our kitchen was wrecked. Around us, our neighbor's homes were flattened like folded paper," Reuters quotes Arnalyn Bula, a 27-year-old bank employee from Dolores, a town in Eastern Samar as saying, Dolores is where Hagupit first made landfall.

Howling winds had pounded the walls of her aunt's home where her family sought shelter, she added.

WATCH: Western Pacific Weather reports on Hagupit's damage on the Philippines.

Hagupit, which means 'lash' in Filipino, is locally called Hurricane Ruby. The storm raged in from the Pacific as a Category 3 typhoon on Saturday night, sweeping through Samar Island and on to the smaller island of Masbate.

Despite the rising death toll and excessive damage, there was relief that Hagupit had not brought destruction on the scale of super-typhoon Haiyan, which last year killed thousands of people in the same areas of the central Philippines.  - Sputnik News.

EARTH CHANGES: Monumental Signs Of The Times - SOTT Earth Changes Video Summary For November, 2014!

© SOTT.net

December 9, 2014 - EARTH
- It's one thing to have record early cold temperatures and record early snowfalls in both Eurasia and North America. To have the greatest ever snow coverage for the Northern Hemisphere by mid-November is something else.

November 2014 was alternately mild and super-freezing as the Polar Jet Stream whip-lashed the North American continent, bringing monster snowstorms that dumped entire annual snowfall averages in many parts of the U.S., not least the city of Buffalo, New York, which was buried under 7 feet (2.25 meters) of snow.

Numerous bright meteor fireballs were caught on camera, including several big ones - probably comet/asteroid fragments - that were seen from huge swathes of the US, Russia, China, Japan and Europe.

Buenos Aires was flooded for the second time this year, while record-breaking (in many cases, breaking records set last month) rainfall levels were seen across much of the western Mediterranean, killing many people in Morocco, southeastern France and northwestern Italy.

Sinkholes from China to Florida opened up to swallow people and cars. Brisbane, Australia was literally smashed by baseball-sized hail in a surprise 'super-storm'.

The Great Lakes began to refreeze by mid-November, not 4 months after finally thawing from last winter.

Japan's largest active volcano erupted, as did Colima Volcano in Mexico, and Pavlof in Alaska, each sending ash plumes several kilometers high, while lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea and Cape Verde's Fire Island destroyed homes.

Then there were UFOs over Paris and Iran, pods of deepwater whales seeking shallow waters, and tornado outreaks in the Mediterranean... has the world gone mad?

These were the 'Signs of the Times' in November 2014:

WATCH: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November, 2014.