According to the report, “the left outermost engine experienced problems and investigators found that the crew’s mismanagement of the malfunction deviated from standard procedures. Failure to follow those procedures made further action by the pilot result in loss of control of the aircraft, causing it to crash”. … [Read more...] about Why Did 9 Die In This Deadly Plane Crash In America?
I have to speak to the culture that is Puerto Rico. Hospitality is king and the local climbing community reflects that in its outgoing and welcoming nature. Happy to share beta and point you in the direction of areas with little information in print, it was easy to feel at home. Beyond that, we were amazed by the help offered for our veteran group. Bryant Huffman, a local developer and guide, runs Climbing PR and is opening a bouldering gym in San Juan. Just after meeting at the crag on the first day of our veteran outing, we exchanged information so he could help the vets stay active at the gym once we left. Nicole Vidal, another a local guide, who started Moca Climbing + Coaching generously offered harnesses and helmets for our climbers so we wouldn't have to truck gear to the island. And our new friend Orlando, who we just met by chance on our second day, volunteered for the entire two day clinic. Who does that?! Our veterans, who had never climbed, were greeted by the climbing … [Read more...] about Be Welcome Here: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Climbing
The Old Town of San Juan Viejo San Juan aka Old San Juan lies at the very tip of the eponymous peninsula. The strip of land spreading between the deep waters of San Juan Bay and the open sea harboured the country’s first capital. The entire Old Town is rife with houses and structures of the XVI-XVII centuries. Today, the old quarters form the National Historic Landmark District and the main tourist sight. Old San Juan, just like an open-air museum, has collected buildings of the Spanish colonial era, many of which are considered the best-preserved examples of this style in the western hemisphere. The stone fortification walls stretch across the northern side of Viejo San Juan. Together with forts, they constituted a powerful defensive system designed to protect the town from corsairs’ attacks. At present, only the walls of La Muralla along with the ramparts of El Morro and Castillo San Cristobal remain intact but this is enough to assess the former greatness of this … [Read more...] about 15 of the most beautiful places to visit in Puerto Rico