This is scary!
Over the weekend, American Airlines admitted that a plane it recently used for a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii was not certified to fly a long trip over water!
On August 31, the flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport and safely landed at Honolulu International Airport — but wasn't approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to travel over the Pacific Ocean!
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The airline released the following statement after they realized the plane was not ETOPS certified (Extended Range Operation with Two-Engine Airplanes):
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The world lost a brilliant young man recently.
Haris Suleman, from Plainfield, Indiana, was attempting to set the record for the fastest circumnavigation around the world in a single engine plan with the youngest pilot in command.
The 17-year-old and his 58-year-old father Babar Suleman were days away from returning home to their family in Indiana when their plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
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Looks like we're going to have to change our weekly Nature Killing Us All to a daily show!
Tuck in your kids extra tight tonight and tell them that everything is going to be okay as long as they STAY AWAY FROM THE OCEAN!
The reason being??? GIGANTIC SQUID!!!!
Filmed in the depths of the Pacific Ocean blue by Japanese scientists, a giant squid has been caught on tape.
These somewhat mythical creatures are hard to get a glimpse of and we're perfectly fine with that. But the Japan's Natural Science Museum snagged footage of the squid and it was broadcast all over the country!
The researchers teamed up with the Discovery Channel and Japanese station NHK, and both will be airing specials on the find later this month.
Check out this crazy huge squid (above) to see your new worst nightmare!
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Hot hot HOT!
Are we don't just mean the sand beneath their toes!!
Ryan Seacrest and longtime babe Julianne Hough were caught strolling through the Cabo San Lucas surf this past holiday weekend and boy were they having a blast!!
We hear the Rock of Ages hottie loves it when her American Idol-hosting hunk takes his talents south of the border, LOLz!!
Look at her! She's more moist than a whole pack of towelettes!
By "she," of course, we mean the Pacific Ocean!
What did you naughty readers think we meant?!
Season 12 of Idol premieres January 16, 2013.
[Image via FameFlynet Pictures.]
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See! Sharks have friendly sides too!
Toakai Teitoi took his brother-in-law, Lelu Falalie, out to sea for a fishing trip celebrating Teitoi's new police officer status.
Unfortunately, their boat ran out of gas, leaving them stranded as they drifted into Pacific Oceans.
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