Category Archives: Travel Accident

Plane Crash Prediction at Changi Airport

Earlier this year, there was a prediction of a plane crash in Singapore that was supposed to happen yesterday. Specifically, the flight number, departure and arrival timings were mentioned. This flight SQ 879 is a daily flight coming in from Taipei to Singapore.

Predicted Airasia Transasia future SQ Flight at Changi Airport

Apparently, this guy Jucelino Nobrega da Luz from Brazil had accurately predicted the fate of AirAsia QZ8501 and TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 that crashed previously.

Coincidentally, the flight SQ 879 was cancelled yesterday. This led some to speculate whether Singapore Airlines was taking his prediction seriously.

Changi Airport Cancelled SQ879

Actually, Typhoon Megi was sweeping through Taiwan to China yesterday causing death and injuries across its path of destruction.

Typhoon Megi Kills one in China after Taiwan Destruction

So Singapore Airlines was unlikely paying heed to his prediction. In fact, many other flights were cancelled as well.

Singapore Airlines Media Centre News Alert on Typhoon Megi

Flights Cancelled, Schools Shut, Fishing Boats Recalled as deadly Typhoon Megi hits China

Which reputable airline would take into account unscientific predictions to operate their flights? Thus it was a peaceful evening at Changi Airport yesterday.

The worst thing that happened on this island nation yesterday was a hijack situation which was as rare as a plane crash. The situation had since been resolved with the hijacker arrested and the hostage freed.

Sembawang Stand-Off Resolved

Had Jucelino Nobrega da Luz predicted this incident, this crime might have been prevented. So take whatever prediction with a big bowl of salt.

Continue to travel and of course purchase travel insurance to hedge against any untoward incident which could happen anywhere in the world.

Genting Highlands Bus Accident

Genting Highlands is a popular tourists destination. Every day, many tour buses from Singapore bring visitors to the highlands playground where the casino is located long before Singapore has its own casinos In Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa Island. I used to drive up to Genting Highlands years ago when the children were young but haven’t visited this destination for quite a number of years now.

Genting Highlands

Getting stuck behind slower tour buses up the mountain at certain stretches of the mountain road is quite common but the road is wide enough for safe overtaking when oncoming traffic is clear. Coming down the mountain requires the use of low gear to engage engine braking in order not to burn out the brake pads of the car.

Bus accidents on the mountain coming down from Genting Highlands happened quite a few times over the years. The recent bus accident that took place on the Karak Highway after descending from Genting Highlands was rather unusual. Continue reading Genting Highlands Bus Accident