Another fatal plane crash: Do NOT fly planes, choppers in New Zealand
Posted by te2ataria on December 12, 2016
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How a small plane crash disrupts lives of tens of thousands of people in New Zealand!
A small plane has crashed into power lines near Wairoa, just north of Tiniroto, killing at least two people and leaving tens of thousands of homes in Gisborne District without power.
More than 20,000 customers have been affected by the outage and are likely to be without power for several days.
The plane crash has caused significant damage to the city’s electricity infrastructure (!) leaving the entire city and multiple rural areas without power, said Gisborne mayor Meng Foon, local media reported.
“It’s [destroyed at least] four major pylons [made of Chinese steel?] and 800m worth of power lines.”
Civil Defence has told people to conserve water: No power, no water!
“Keep flushing the toilet to a minimum, don’t water the garden, and the biggest advice is to prepare and think about how you’ll be cooking,” their spokesperson said.
[Translation: Do not drink or cook, refrain from urinating or defecating indoors, AND shower and bath are certainly out of the question for the foreseeable future.]
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