Events on September 29

2016 Indian Line of Control strike

On Thursday 29 September 2016, India announced that it conducted “surgical strikes” against militant launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, and inflicted “significant casualties”. Indian media reported the casualty figures variously from 35 to 50. Partial footage of the surgical strikes was released to the Indian media on 27 June 2018.

Gujba college massacre

On Sunday 29 September 2013, gunmen from Boko Haram entered the male dormitory in the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria, killing forty-four students and teachers. Boko Haram was founded in 2002 to fight against the de-Arabization of Nigeria, which the group maintains is the root cause of criminal behaviour in the country.

2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami

The 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami took place on Tuesday 29 September 2009 in the southern Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Kermadec-Tonga subduction zone. The submarine earthquake occurred in an extensional environment and had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). It was the largest earthquake of 2009.

Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907

Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 (ICAO: GLO 1907) was a Boeing 737-8EH on a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Manaus, Brazil, to Rio de Janeiro. On the afternoon of Friday 29 September 2006, it collided in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet over the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

Space Ship One

SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched rocket-powered aircraft with sub-orbital spaceflight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s), using a hybrid rocket motor. The design features a unique “feathering” atmospheric reentry system where the rear half of the wing and the twin tail booms folds 70 degrees upward along a hinge running the length of the wing; increasing drag while remaining stable. SpaceShipOne completed the first manned private spaceflight in 2004. That same year, it won the US$10 million Ansari X Prize and was immediately retired from active service.

2018 Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

At least 384 individuals were killed, several swept away by large waves as they played on the beach, when a serious earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Sat. Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach of the town of Palu on Fri when waves up to 6 metres (18 feet) high smashed toward land just on dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path.

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