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A short note: robots and crashes...

Back from a weekend trip to mark some kids' birthdays... oh my, but it was a Star Wars fest.. never seen to much Star Wars merchandise in one place (apart form the toy store lah!). It was actually fun playing with really cool lightsabers :D

On another topic.... i feel ... "special" ... i see that I somehow have drawn the (unwanted) attention of "comment bots"!! Three comments in my "Alliterative Anecdotes" are from bots! Grrr... if there are more of them over the next week, I may have to limit comments to registered users only... :( In the meantime, will delete those fake comments when I am next online...

And on another note: noticed the headline on Yahoo news today, and got the chills reading about the airplane crash in Grammatiko, Greece... "A Cypriot plane full of vacationers slammed into a mountainside north of Athens on Sunday after at least one pilot lost consciousness from lack of oxygen, killing all 121 people aboard, more than a third of them children. The cause of Greece's deadliest plane crash appeared to be technical failure — resulting in high-altitude decompression..."

The article states that the two Greek F-16 fighter jets that were dispatched to intercept the plane after 30mins of losing radio contact saw "...the co-pilot slumped over his seat. The captain was not in the cockpit, and oxygen masks dangled inside the cabin... the jet pilots also saw two people possibly trying to take control of the plane; it was unclear if they were crew members or passengers. The plane apparently was on automatic pilot when it crashed."

I'm sure there are lots of articles to read up on, if you wanna know more:
1. Mystery surrounds cause of Cypriot plane crash in Greece - Yahoo! News, Aug 14 2005, 5:46 PM ET.
2. 'No survivors' in Greek air crash - BBC News, Aug 14 Aug 2005, 13:46 GMT.

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