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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-11-18

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/236154

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/643046

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16 NT NEWS. Friday, November 18, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 8 -N O V -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Peril of pilot in wee jam NEW YORK: A pilot who accidentally locked himself in the toilet of his New York-bound plane caused a terror scare when a helpful passenger with an accent tried to come to his rescue by banging on the cockpit door. The embarrassing comedy of errors began when the captain of a Chatauqua Airlines flight from Asheville decided to take a toilet break ahead of landing the aircraft at New Yorks La Guardia airport. The door jammed and he pounded his fists on it to attract attention. A passenger went to see what happened, and the pilot asked him to alert the cockpit crew. The co-pilot at the controls, wondering why his bosss bathroom break was taking forever, thought the unfamiliar accent outside the door was Middle Eastern, a source told the New York Post. The captain disappeared in the back and, uh, I have someone with a thick foreign accent trying to access the cockpit, the nervous co-pilot told the tower at La Guardia. The alarmed controller advised the co-pilot to declare an emergency and just get on the ground. The pilot finally extricated himself and told his colleagues all was well, but by that time fighter planes had been alerted. A spokesman for Chatauqua a regional carrier for Delta said police talked to the passenger and quickly realised it was all a misunderstanding. WORLD l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au *Interest free fi nance is applied only to promotional transactions for the specifi ed period. Balances outstanding at the end of the promotional period will form part of the normal account balances and will accrue interest at the cash advance rate current at the time. See in-store for details. Monthly repayments are required and calculated at 3% of the outstanding balance or $20, whichever is higher. Lending criteria, terms and conditions, fees, and charges apply and are available on application. Offer valid from 17/11/2011 to 20/11/2011. Credit provided by HSBC Bank Australia Limited ABN 48 006 434 162. ACL 232595. 50 months interest free fi nance is only available on TV & HiFi purchases (excludes computers & IT). Minimum purchase $1000. ON TVS & HIFI MIN PURCHASE $1000 SAME TRANSACTION ALWAYS CHEAPEST PRICES jbhifi .com.au AUSTRALIAS LARGEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT RETAILER JBAU3780A BUSHORRORALERT BEIJING: China has ordered schools nationwide to conduct safety checks on buses after 18 children were killed in a head-on collision between a van and a massively overloaded kindergarten minibus. The nine-seater bus, from a kindergarten in the northwestern province of Gansu, was carrying 64 people when the crash happenedmidweek, statemedia reported. DRUGTUNNELBUST LOS ANGELES: US authorities have uncovered a major drugsmuggling tunnel under the US-Mexico border. US and Mexican officers seized at least 12 tonnes of marijuana and arrested two people linked to the sophisticated tunnel, which linked warehouses in Tijuana in Mexico and Otay Mesa on the US side in southern California. TEACHERSUSPENDED CHICAGO: A US teacher has been suspended after showing segments of The Daily Show in his class. Rhett Felix, a first-year government and law teacher at Eureka, Illinois, was suspended for six days, the Chicago Tribune reported. RICE SALESBAN TOKYO: Japan is expected to announce its first ban on rice sales following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, after samples showed radioactive contamination well above legal limits, officials said. More than 2500 people will attend a one-year anniversary ceremony for Pike River miners Pollies wont hijack mourning AUCKLAND: Kiwi politicians will be present as Greymouth mourns 29 mine workers tomorrow, but organisers insist the anniversary wont be political. Tomorrow marks one year since the men were kil led in a series of powerful explosions at Pike River coalmine on the South Island. Queenslanders Willie Joynson, 49, and Josh Ufer, 25, were among the dead. More than 2500 people will attend Rugby Park for a ceremony to end with a minutes silence. Anglican Archdeacon Robin Kingston says the event, held one week before New Zealanders go to the polls, wont be political.


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