I\'m A Badass Caption: I can haz links, style or anything that is valid markup :)
Spain: Espana

Search on This Topic:   
[ Go to Home | Select a New Topic ]

Spain's La Tomatina festival is the world's biggest and best food fight

Posted by Spain on Tuesday, March 12 @ 04:06:17 EDT (5668 reads)

Revelers pelt each other with tomato pulp during the annual La Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain.

Did somebody say food fight?

The world-famous La Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain, got underway Wednesday, and from the looks of it, things got delightfully messy as usual.

Read More... | 4119 bytes more | 1 comment | Score: 0 Posted in Espana

Relatives seek to identify Spain crash victims

Posted by Spain on Tuesday, March 12 @ 03:38:33 EDT (3562 reads)

Grieving relatives on Thursday tried to identify charred bodies from the wreckage of a Spanish jet which crashed at Madrid airport on its second attempt at takeoff after mechanical problems.

Airline officials declined to comment on possible causes for Wednesday's crash in which 153 people were killed, but said Spanair Flight JK5022 had earlier been delayed due to a problem with the air intake heating system before it attempted a second takeoff for its flight to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

Read More... | 3178 bytes more | comments? | Score: 0 Posted in Espana

Madrid air disaster video sheds new light on cause of crash

Posted by Spain on Tuesday, March 12 @ 03:36:33 EDT (3576 reads)

The charred tail section of the crashed SpanAir plane at Madrid's Barajas airport

A new video of this week's Spanair plane crash showed that fire did not start in either of the plane's engines, as had been suggested earlier.

The video, taken by AENA, which runs Spain's airports, shows flight JK5022 take off and begin to climb before it crashes and bursts into flames.

Read More... | 2340 bytes more | 1 comment | Score: 0 Posted in Espana

'Multiple breakdowns' for Spanair

Posted by Spain on Tuesday, March 12 @ 03:32:27 EDT (2964 reads)

Spain's civil aviation chief has said that the aeroplane that crashed on Wednesday, leaving 153 people dead, must have suffered more than one kind of failure.

The probe into what brought down an aircraft similar to this is likely to take months

Manuel Batista, speaking to El Pais newspaper on Friday, said: "There has been more than one breakdown."

Read More... | 2280 bytes more | comments? | Score: 0 Posted in Espana

The 75th anniversary of the II Spanish Republic

Posted by Spain on Monday, March 11 @ 03:33:38 EDT (2037 reads)

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Second Republic in Spain, considered as the country’s first taste of democracy.

It began on April 14th 1931 after King Alfonso XIII had gone into exile and local elections resulted in Republican candidates winning the majority of votes in the urban areas.

Read More... | 4170 bytes more | comments? | Score: 0 Posted in Espana