Tomorrow Will be the 40 th Anniversary of American Airlines Flight 191 a regularly scheduled passenger flight operated by American Airlines from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. On May 25, 1979, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 operating this flight was taking off from runway 32R when it crashed into the ground. All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board were killed, along with two people on the ground. With 273 fatalities, it is the deadliest aviation accident to have occurred in the United States
Teachers are there to support you with your education. They are kind, caring, supportive and it's time to give back to them, this teacher appreciation day! This Tuesday, May 7th, show how much you appreciate all that your teachers do for you. Give your teacher a gift. Buy your favourite teacher a bouquet of flowers or a cup of coffee. Make your teachers feel special on this amazing day!
-Liette & Elise
On Friday, thousands of teens skipped class to gather in support of climate action at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Speakers commented on how our environment is quickly coming to its demise. Teenagers marched through the streets of Vancouver chanting and cheering about the need to deal with our climate problem including; fossil fuel burning, carbon emissions, overall trash pollution and much more. #FridaysForFuture was inspired by @GretaThunberg, a young teen who skips class every Friday to sit and protest in front of the Swedish parliament buildings and pleads for action. This protest caught the eyes of many people, like Vancouverites, journalists and news reporters such as CBC and Global News. It was very interesting to participate in such a massive progressive protest with everyone being under 18 being so inclined and educated about the matter.
Today April 26 is the 25th anniversary of China Airlines (Taiwanair) Flight 140 On 26 April 1994, the Airbus A300B4-622R was completing a routine flight and approach, when, just seconds before landing at Nagoya Airport, it slammed into the ground, killing 264 of the 271 people on board. To date, the accident remains the deadliest accident in the history of China Airlines.
Monday will be the anniversary of Korean Air Cargo Flight 6316 (also known as KAL6316 and KE6316) a scheduled Korean Air Cargo freight flight from Shanghai to Seoul. On April 15, 1999, the McDonnell Douglas MD-11F operating the route, registered as HL7373, crashed in Xinzhuang, Shanghai shortly after taking off from Hongqiao Airport, killing all 3 crew on board, along with 5 on the ground.
It's finally the long weekend! A time to relax, catch up on work, spend time with friends/family and even catch up on sleep! How are you celebrating the long weekend? Some people are celebrating easter while others are catching up on what needs to be done. Let's take this time to relax and start next week refreshed and ready to work!
-Liette & Elise
Are you going to spring fling? For grade 12's this is a celebration of the coming end of school and for grade 11's it's the first school dance! It's coming up next Tuesday, April 9th! It's Hawaiian themed so be prepared with a lei and maybe a hibiscus! Hope to see you there!
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (also referred to as MH370, Flight MH370 or MAS370)[a] was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared on 8 March 2014 five years ago this day while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to its destination, Beijing Capital International Airport in China. The crew of the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft last communicated with air traffic control (ATC) around 38 minutes after takeoff when the flight was over the South China Sea. The aircraft was lost from ATC radar screens minutes later, but was tracked by military radar for another hour, deviating westwards from its planned flight path, crossing the Malay Peninsula and Andaman Sea. It left radar range 200 nautical miles (370 km) northwest of Penang Island in northwestern Malaysia. With all 227 passengers and 12 crew aboard presumed dead, the disappearance of Flight 370 was the deadliest incident involving a Boeing 777 and the deadliest in Malaysia Airlines' history, until it was surpassed in both regards by Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 four months later. The combined loss caused significant financial problems for Malaysia Airlines, which was renationalised by the Malaysian government in December 2014.
Although Extravaganza was supposed to be before winter break, it has been moved to Friday, March 15th because of the power outage. Everyone is getting ready for next Friday and are excited to perform and show their talents! Are you excited? I know I am! SDSS is full of so many talented students. Hope to see you there!
-Liette and Elise
Reports cards are coming out on March 8th. Many people are scared, others are indifferent. However, the release is inevitable. Term 3 is a new term. The release of report cards also mean spring break is coming up! Only 2 more weeks! Stay strong!
TODAY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 2019 IS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 811 WHICH WAS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED AIRLINE FLIGHT FROM LOS ANGELES TO SYDNEY, WITH INTERMEDIATE STOPS AT HONOLULU, AND AUCKLAND. ON FEBRUARY 24, 1989, THE BOEING 747–122 SERVING THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCED A CARGO DOOR FAILURE IN FLIGHT SHORTLY AFTER LEAVING HONOLULU. THE RESULTING EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION BLEW OUT SEVERAL ROWS OF SEATS, RESULTING IN THE DEATHS OF NINE PASSENGERS. THE AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO HONOLULU, WHERE IT LANDED SAFELY.
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