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Concorde, Crash, Safety Record, In NZ - Leonard Manning Comes Home – Manning Death Details – Fiji Coup – Masterton Toddler Death

CONCORDE CRASH: Investigators have recovered the flight recorders from the wreckage of the Concorde which crashed outside Paris this morning. 113 killed. The pilot tried to bank left before he crashed. Air France has grounded its five other Concorde’s and has sent its condolences to the families of the victims. The 100 passengers were on a charter flight to joing a cruise aboard the Deutschland to South America.

CONCORDE SAFETY RECORD: Aviation experts say that the Concorde needs lots of power on startup and the failure of two engines could cause a catastrophic crash such as this. The plane had logged 4000 takeoffs and landings. The crash is likely to have an impact on the rich and famous who regularly fly Concorde.

CONCORDE AND NZ: Concorde has come to NZ occasionally. Photos of a Concorde leaving NZ six weeks ago. Les Bloxham an aviation writer says that he would be back on Concorde in a flash if given the opportunity. Early footage shows a couple of accidents with Concorde in NZ. One a damaged rudder and another a burst fuel tank.

LEONARD MANNING COMES HOME: Private Leonard Manning is escorted off a plane with his family in attendence. Charlie Manning, his father, said that Leonard loved his job and the army. His mother said thankyou – especially to the Army. She said her sin willingly gave his life “not only for his mates but also for the people he did not know. There is no greater love than this. The whole country can be proud of Leonard Manning.” As Manning left East Timor a Haka shows the emotion. A Rainbow in his home town of Te Kauwhata over a flag at the RSA at half mast.

MANNING DEATH DETAILS: Army revealed that Manning was killed in gunfire from just 10 metres away. His throat was cut and his ears removed. The Militiamen weared balaclavas to hide themselves. This could indicate the Indonesian Army was involved . This concerns the PM. Troops are still hunting the militia killers but they believe the may have left the area. Manning was mentioned at the UN Security Council today.

FIJI COUP: 39 Fiji army members left NZ today. Two NZ service personnel in Fiji are expected back in two weeks.

MASTERTON TODDLER DEATH: Relatives gather to mourn the death of a 23-month-old girl. The post mortem showed a severe head and stomach injury. She also has severe scalding and had been sexually violated. A spokesperson for the family said they did not want to make any statement till their grieving is over.

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