Posts Tagged: Accidents

Coming Soon? V-22 Osprey “extremely noisy with a horrific racket”

Coming soon to Mokapu and Pohakuloa? Thanks to Satoko Norimatsu of the Peace Philosophy Centre for sharing these articles. >><< V-22 Osprey “extremely noisy with a horrific racket” Link: Okinawan newspapers on January 27 reported that the residents of Brewton, Alabama complained about the noise caused by the V-22 Osprey used in the US… Read more »

Fatal collision nets Marine 1-year term

Source: Fatal collision nets Marine 1-year term By Nelson Daranciang POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 25, 2011 A state judge sentenced a Kaneohe Marine to one year in jail yesterday for third-degree negligent homicide in the death of a motorist in 2008. Pfc. Eric Wycklendt crashed a seven-ton military troop transport vehicle head-on into… Read more »

Army wants more helicopter training on Mauna Kea after violating Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve

In addition to plans to expand Army training facilities in the Pohakuloa Training Area, the Army recently issued a notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for impelementation of High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of the sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. According to Marti Townsend of KAHEA, the area that the… Read more »

The Abercrombie administration, Mo’olelo Aloha ‘Aina and other news briefs

Governor Elect Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment of William Aila to the position of Chair of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), an important post that covers protection of the environment and cultural resources, including Native Hawaiian sacred places and burials.  Aila is the harbormaster of the Wai’anae Boat Harbor, a community activist… Read more »

Wife of Kane’ohe marine dies in motorcycle crash on Pali Highway

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that a wife of a Kane’ohe Marine died today in a motorcycle accident: A woman who lost control of her motorcycle was run over and killed by another cyclist on the Pali Highway this afternoon, police said. The two were riding as part of a group. … The woman, 22,… Read more »

The Sinking of the Ehime Maru: Remembering to Forget

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that a group of students from Ehime, Japan paid respects to the victims of the sinking of the Ehime Maru by the USS Greenville submarine: Seventeen students and three teachers from Uwajima Fisheries High School in Ehime prefecture in Japan paid their respects yesterday to the victims of a tragedy… Read more »

Family of victim in military crash sues government Family of victim in military crash sues government By Star-Advertiser Staff POSTED: 08:08 p.m. HST, Aug 10, 2010 The family of a woman who died in a head-on collision with a military vehicle in Hauula nearly two years ago is suing the federal government. Vicki Norman, 57, died Oct. 23, 2008 when the minivan… Read more »

Russia’s Cheonan investigation suspects that the sinking Cheonan ship was caused by a mine in water

A Russian investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan concludes that the accident was caused by “non-contact external underwater explosion” most likely from a mine.  There are some good photos on the Hankyoreh website.  Thanks to Sung-hee Choi for sharing summaries and links to the four-part series. >><< Hankyoreh special (Four articles) on the Russian… Read more »

Military lied about convoy stranding

As I pointed out in a previous post, it appears that the military made up the story about there being an auto accident on Farrington Highway and about being directed by Honolulu Police Department to make a U-turn that took them onto the beach.   This was nothing more than a joyride by armored vehicles where… Read more »

How does Rajin-Sonbong factor into the Cheonan-sinking controversy?

The Statehood Hawaii blog has posted analysis of the sinking of the South Korean navy ship Cheonan in the context of the U.S. military expansion in the Pacific and suggests other factors that may be driving the concerted “official story” blaming North Korea that has been pedaled by the U.S., South Korea and Japan: One… Read more »