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by petertenthije
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Day spotting without a car in Europe.
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Day spotting without a car in Europe.

First I would like to make a distinction. Are you into hardcore spotting (collecting registration) or aviation photography? The observation deck at AMS is great for spotting. For aviation photography heat haze can be an issue as the runway is quite a distance away. Good photos can still be had from ...

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 148
Views: 11146

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

It was clear at the boarding stage that this wasn’t going to go smoothly and the calls for the WiFi suggest to me that the child has been in that situation before and the parents knowingly put the child back into that same situation. That does not necessarily mean the kid had been flying before, or...

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by petertenthije
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Weather indicates broken/overcast at 2600ft with a chance of CB. The aircraft reached a height of around 6000ft. There's little to no chance of a helicopter flying above 2000ft in those conditions, making the chance of an in-flight collision with such an object at an altitude of around 6000ft extre...

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 35
Views: 4023

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

LTU reversed their 2001 livery back to their old livery.

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 934

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

The head of state, the king, is a symbolic position. So you might as well keep him/her outside politics. The head of state should unite, and in the case of the Dutch monarchy they are quite succesful. The head of government, being political, will always receive a mixed reception. While Dutch politic...

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by petertenthije
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aerial Photographs of LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Aerial Photographs of LAX

It’s just a phase. Something new will show up soon enough, till we get bored of that.

I can remember people complaining of endless Schiphol Kaagbaan shots, then Schiphol Polderbaan, then Sint Maarten.... and so on.

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by petertenthije
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best music platform for downloading songs
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Best music platform for downloading songs

There are several websites that allow you to download youtube videos as MP3 files. It's a quick and easy way to get yourself a lot of music, including rare songs that are impossible to get through regular channels.

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by petertenthije
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine One in Davos
Replies: 37
Views: 1883

Re: Marine One in Davos

Dutchy wrote:
chances of it being stolen should be minimal.
In Rutte’s defence, the royal family has a lot of German ancestry.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine One in Davos
Replies: 37
Views: 1883

Re: Marine One in Davos

They are a tool of intimidation and their aim is to make their prime passenger authoritative and majestic. Funny how different cultures view things differently. In the Netherlands we like things more subdued. A limo, maybe one or two support SUVs and a few motorcycles to split traffic are all that’...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

Looks like the passengers had their (transit-) visas expire due to flight cancellations caused by weather at final destination. It is usual procedures to be sent back to where they came from in case the visa expires. But I wonder if exceptions are not normally made on transit visas in case of weathe...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4415

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

kanban wrote:
(and none are near a golf course in Florida)..

I would not be so sure. I’ve got it from usually reliable sources that there are plenty of bunkers around golf courses. ;-)

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by petertenthije
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4415

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

I have wondered about this...if there was a nuclear war between the United States and Russia and/or China and the President was able to make it onboard his 747 would the aircraft attempt to fly and land somewhere in deep South America if the United States was destroyed? This begs the question of wh...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4415

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

77west wrote:
72 hours would probably be more than enough though. If you need to stay up longer, I dare say there is no "World" to come back to at that point.
If there where to be a all-out nuclear strike, chances are you wont have access to aerial refuelers anyway. They will be among the first targets.

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by petertenthije
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 3897

Re: US government shuts down ...

Channex757 wrote:
A non-partisan Speaker with substantial powers
You're not familiar with US politics are you? Not only is there no such thing as non-partisan in the US, the odds of any political body transferring even a shred of power to someone or something else are astronomical.

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by petertenthije
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4136

Schiphol closed due to storm.

Just on the news and confirmed on the Schiphol website that all flights have been suspended until further notice due to the storm. The wind is 76 kph, with gusts of 100+ kph. https://twitter.com/Schiphol/status/953934181192564736 Here's the current METAR report for Schiphol. SA180955 EHAM AMSTERDAM/...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 348
Views: 125032

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Is there anything in the cabin of the 747 that shows the city name of the aircraft? If so is it visible to all passengers as I may have an opportunity to travel soon. If I do go I would like to photograph the name as a souvenir of my trip. Any information would be appreciated. I don't think so, but...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record
Replies: 39
Views: 2048

Re: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record

PhilBy wrote:
Edited for clarity.
Please try again. I had to google 'fecundity'. ;)

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by petertenthije
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good News for 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Good News for 2018

bmacleod wrote:
How about real good news...Oprah is thinking of running in 2020!!!!!
Oprah running? Does she need to loose weight again? ;)

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by petertenthije
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world
Replies: 79
Views: 2809

Re: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world

In the next 20 years, ground transportation is going to be automated. More change will occur in the next 20 yrs than since 1900. A city like London or New York will give 1-2 lanes over to pods, and the pods will not have to stop. People will zip around. Cars will just get in the way and slow thousa...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world
Replies: 79
Views: 2809

Re: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world

Local rail will probably be obsolete in 20 years as pod-based street (or tunnel) transportation takes over. And it will. The notion of "waiting for the train on the platform" likely will not exist in 30 years. No one will be willing to spend their time doing that. That is just totally unr...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.
Replies: 14
Views: 4512

Re: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.

http://www.airlive.net/turkish-airlines ... -istanbul/
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ATC did not notice because these where kids’ balloons, not large meteorological or scientific balloons. Chances are the pilot did not even notice it.

http://www.airlive.net/turkish-airlines ... -istanbul/

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by petertenthije
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world
Replies: 79
Views: 2809

Re: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world

Look at it from the bright side, the unemployment figures are going down! But don’t worry, the republicans will surely find a way to credit Trump for this.

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by petertenthije
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6062

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

We had a thread about 777 utilization by KLM in the past that was very cool.... Who was the OP? That was HB-IWC if I recall correctly. It's an old thread. Before the A330, B773 and B787 entered the fleet. But the B767 and the MD11 were still around. Although the B767 was in the process of retiremen...

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by petertenthije
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 31013

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

"Idiots for a better world" Tour 2018. Sign up for your free global warming T-Shirt and get your signed copy of the communist manifesto today! Yah your evangelical sexual predator is building sea walls around his golf courses to keep the Mexicans out :rotfl: huh, Trump an evangelical? Tha...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017: In memoriam
Replies: 20
Views: 2954

Re: 2017: Im memoriam

Not airlines, but aicraft retired by airlines:

KLM Cityhopper F70
Austrian Airlines F100 (they got a few days left)
United 747
Brussels Airlines ARJ

Also, the founder of VLM and VG Airlines, Freddy van Gaever, passed away a few days ago aged 79.

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by petertenthije
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

bmacleod wrote:
BSG?
The TV series Battlestar Galactica.

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by petertenthije
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 4985

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

Think about all the times you are driving a car, have you ever missed seeing a speed limit sign dropping from 65 to 35? Probably yes. On the first run when you are all attentive because it is all new? Hmm. Another texting incident? Was the driver alone? Since this was the inaugural run, might the d...

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by petertenthije
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 4985

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

71Zulu wrote:
What about a route guide? A map of the rails showing things like speeds, signals and switches?
That should be incredibly easy and relatively cheap to implement. You could easily modify any Tom Tom or Garmin set. They can already be programmed to local speed limits and points of interests.

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by petertenthije
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 4032

Re: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?

Why would they cancel them? KLM are very happy with them, so instead of cancelling the order I could see themAF/KL changing fleet plans so KLM gets all 787s and AF gets all A350s.

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by petertenthije
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Or they're coolant lines. Or ground power lines. But the point remains, fuel is never explicitly called out as anything anyone worries about in the SW universe; the limiting range factor has always been whether or not the ship is equipped with a hyperdrive. As a fan of both SW and ST franchises, it...

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by petertenthije
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 92
Views: 3779

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

But let's stick to the internet. Why should we treat porn or cat video content equally with say Wikipedia? The internet is the digital highway. If So let's translate what you are proposing towards the regular highway. By your logic we should ban recreational transport during rush hours, or allow bu...

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by petertenthije
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway
Replies: 37
Views: 9063

Re: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway

Aesma wrote:
Put it between the legs of the pilots or something like that.

So when the pilot is shitting bricks the autopilot will automatically be triggered? :)

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by petertenthije
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 2822

Re: Net Neutrality

mercure1, what you describe "in Europe" is not that way at all in France. Here there is no limit on how much data you can consume, I should know I'm an extreme user. It depends per country. In the Netherlands there are data plans for mobile internet that can limit your use, but for cable ...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

What I noticed in the last one was that it all turned around dilettantes in a set of scavenger cultures. Even the crashed wrecks of the Empire are bigger than any current structure. I don’t think that is true. There are definately planets that need some serious catching up, but there are also plane...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

If I had to pick one word to summarise the movie, it's: forgettable . The weird part is, I can not really explain why it is forgettable. I mean, the movie looked great, the acting was decent and a lot of stuff happened, including stuff that clearly should excite any fan of star wars. For instance Sn...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 37
Views: 1407

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

It would be better for the democrats to wait announcing anyone or even showing remote interest for the job. Otherwise Fox, Breitbart and the likes have 2 years to create just as toxic an atmosphere around <insert name> as they did with Clinton.

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by petertenthije
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 25218

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

So it was God who did not want Moore to win, it was God that conspired against Moore to deny him a seat in the senate It makes sense for God to work against republicans. I mean, the USA always claims to be God’s country. Christ is apparantly due to return, presumably to the USA since it is God’s co...

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by petertenthije
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet announces dozens of new routes for S18 (12/12/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 4144

Re: easyJet announces dozens of new routes for S18 (12/12/17)

Surprising to see nothing to/from Germany considering they took over part of Air Berlin.

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by petertenthije
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gifts for aviation enthusiasts
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Gifts for aviation enthusiasts

I am not sure this will fit under your tree. Besides, you had your chance, but Sinterklaas already left the country.

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by petertenthije
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22297

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

BREECH wrote:
it doesn't work in Dutch, does it?

Wordt niet afgeleid, door HR beleid.
Geen afleiding door verleiding ;)

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by petertenthije
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Danish JSF plans in trouble
Replies: 61
Views: 4288

Re: Danish JSF plans in trouble

The Dutch Airforce also has a budgetary problem, financing the 37 F-35's. For the current budget, only 34 can be acquired. They said because of the Euro/Dollar, but isn't much of the work done in the Euro zone? It doesn’t matter where the work is being done if the purchase price is in USD. Depends ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Netherlands to cancel 3 F-35s?
Replies: 16
Views: 3190

Re: Netherlands to cancel 3 F-35s?

They could be looking at total program costs to field the plane instead of merely aircraft/engine procurement costs... next year we will know for sure until then it's all guessing I don't understand what you are saying and what good it will do, could you elaborate on this a bit more? The program co...

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by petertenthije
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

I hope you do not mind me adding a question on the KLM livery. I noticed that PH-BVG has Chinese charaters under the Skyteam logo on the co-pilot's side. But BVG is not, nor has it ever been, part of the KLM Asia fleet. I suspect this is the fleetname in Chinese, since BVG has been named after a Chi...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5343

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

Stargate SG1, seasons 9 and 10 are completely optional. The main story lines where resolved in season 8. A lot of the main cast had left as well by then. Babylon 5, this one is a bit hard for me to admit. I love this series. The problem was, this show was designed for 5 seasons. But midway the 4th s...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 537
Views: 32518

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Spyhunter wrote:
All gone very quiet! Has everybody finally accepted that MH370 was shot down by the PLA Navy?
No chance.

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by petertenthije
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 100-400mm lense... help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1354

Re: 100-400mm lense... help!

Rather then buying a new lens, you could look into buying a convertor. This should be a lot cheaper. A 1,5x will turn your lens into a 105-450 and a 2,0x will turn your lens into a 140-600.

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by petertenthije
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3524

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

According to a statement by the Argentinian navy, the submarine reported problems just prior to disappearing. Therefor the submarine was under orders to return to port. They had orders to: "isolate the battery, and return while submerged back to Mar del Plata using another battery". Appara...

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