( Fox News ) A driverless shuttle in Las Vegas crashed Wednesday after it was launched only hours earlier.
The shuttle crashed just before noon not far from the Las Vegas Strip, less than two hours after officials held an unveiling ceremony to promote the vehicle.
Dozens of people had lined up to board the shuttle, but no one was injured in the accident, which saw the bus collide with a semi-truck, KSNV reported.
The shuttle was built by Navaya, a French company that is also operating it on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, not far from a manufacturing facility it has established in the city of Saline.
- Orville Almon’s death, described by local Nashville media as “seizure during sleep”, mirrors that of Kymberley Suchomel of Apple Valley, California, a shooting survivor who was found dead in her home, hours after her husband left for work.
( yournewswire ) Orville Almon, the lawyer representing the Route 91 music festival and Jason Aldean, the singer onstage when the Las Vegas shooting began, has been found dead. He was 66.
Almon, a prominent Nashville attorney, opened his private practice Almon Law in 2010 where he represented musicians and entertainment industry organizations during battles with the law.
While his practice included re-negotiating existing agreements and new technology issues, and was renowned for negotiating with law enforcement, recent social media posts suggested the experienced attorney was feeling the strain of his latest high-profile case.
Describing meetings with MGM, Las Vegas police, and the FBI as “incredibly strange and complex” to one of his friends on recently made private Facebook threads, the attorney was privy to inside information that the FBI, by announcing they are no longer holding press conferences and the investigation is closed, have chosen to withhold from the public.
Orville Almon, known as a straight shooting attorney to the many Nashville musicians he represented, has become the latest in a very long line of suspicious deaths and disappearances surrounding the Las Vegas shooting.
Almon’s death, described by local Nashville media as “seizure during sleep”, mirrors that of Kymberley Suchomel of Apple Valley, California, a shooting survivor who was found dead in her home, hours after her husband left for work.
Ms. Suchomel gave a very detailed account of what happened in Las Vegas, insisting there were multiple gunmen involved in the shooting. Claiming that mainstream media was not telling the truth, Kymberley was planning on creating a survivor’s group to continue the quest for truth and justice.
Intellihub: Vegas Massacre: Flight records reveal advanced air assault and elaborate getaway extraction all possible
- Flight records, aircraft transponder data, and video footage all reveal that a covert air assault and EXFIL operations happened on the night of the Vegas massacre
Preface: I want to make clear that I am in no way saying that this scenario for sure happened. I am merely reporting on data which I’ve found after scouring hundreds of hours of information, flight data records, and video footage captured between the hours of 9:40 and 10:30 p.m. on the night of October 1 (i.e. If it happened this is how it occurred.)
What if the entire Oct. 1 operation was conducted via an advanced air assault? Flight records show it could be likely?
Flight records indicate that three Airbus EC130 helicopters registered to Mustang Leasing LLC (N-numbers N854MH, N848MH, and N858MH) departed from the vicinity of 6075 S Las Vegas Blvd between 9:40 and 9:41 p.m. on Oct. 1.
The choppers are affiliated with Mustang Helicopters, Maverick Helicopters, and Maverick Aviation Group, all of which are owned by a 68-year-old Army veteran named Greggory Rochna. In fact, according to Vegas INC, Rochna owns 47 Eco-Satr-130s, which “are among the best touring helicopters on the planet,” costing “$3.2 million” each. They use a quiet tail-rotor design which helps to quell unwanted noise generated by the aircraft’s prop-wash, as Jake Morphonios reported in a video which he posted to YouTube on Oct. 13 while conducting his multi-part “Las Vegas shooting investigation.”
After their departure, the three choppers flew to the north through the city in a tight line formation before circling back to the south where they abruptly stopped and hovered directly over the Mandalay Bay/Delano property 7-minutes later. In fact, N848MH hovered directly over a portion of Mandalay Bay’s rooftop just to the west of the Events Center Bar for several minutes (between 9:48 and 9:50 p.m.) before all three aircraft transponders went dark right at 9:50 p.m., just 15-minutes before the shooting started.
In theory, the choppers would each have had to offload two assailants (a total of six). Two of which would have taken sniper positions right away (one on the lower north roof under Stephen Paddock’s room and one on the northeast corner of the Convention Center roof) while the other element of four stormed the casino floor, making their entrance through the parking garage.
The three choppers (N854MH, N848MH, and N858MH) would have had to hold there positions or stay in close proximity to the Mandalay Bay for the next twenty minutes until all of the ended at 10:15 p.m. That’s when the two snipers would have made their EXFIL off the roof via chopper and returned to base with all three craft approximately three-minutes later around 10:18 – 10:19 p.m.
Hypothetically, the following image depicts what the shooters in the helos would have seen from their aerial positions as the three aircraft maintained a flat hover. The assailants would have been firing unmounted M-249 belt-fed SAWs due to the fact that mounted weapons would have been too hard for the three choppers to hide from law enforcement if an encounter were to occur upon their approach or getaway.
And although 20-minutes seem like a long time for three helicopters to be hovering in the sky behind Mandalay Bay, its not. With the aircraft running lights off and the quiet technology the choppers would have been virtually unnoticeable in the night sky.
Keep in mind, the four-man element would still be on the property at this point where they would be traversing their way up to the rooftop of the Delano, inside the hotel’s interior, using a series of inner-connected hallways and stairwells in order to make a planned EXFIL from the southwest rooftop of the Delano Hotel at 10:24 p.m. in an entirely different helicopter altogether, just four minutes before the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department helicopter (N911WY) arrived in the vicinity for the first time following the gunfire.
To reiterate, the helicopter that arrived over the rooftop of the Delano and hovered for over one-minute was a separate helicopter than the first three.
Covert helicopter emerges on radar for the first time due south of the Delano Hotel, heading due north. (Screenshot via FlightRadar24.com)
Even more disturbing is the fact that the aircraft’s transponder was transmitting the call sign “SWA4119” which is registered to a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 passenger jet with the tail number “WN4119.”
Screenshot via FlightRadar24.com)
According to the data, “SWA4119” was originally scheduled to depart Tulsa (TUL) at 14:10 (2:10 p.m. PDT) and arrive in Las Vegas (LAS) at 15:00 (3:00 p.m. PDT) but was somehow delayed for over 7-hours giving “SWA4119” a new arrival time of 22:22 (10:22 p.m. PDT) which doesn’t make sense because the craft was headed north and was too close to the airport to be aligned with any of the runaways at the time.
You see, the aircraft that was displaying the call sign “SWA4119” between 10:21 and 10:22 p.m., which had first emerged on radar at 10:21, absolutely can not be a passenger jetbecause the actual flight data confirms that the aircraft slowed to a stop then changed its course abruptly to a due north heading before proceeding to hover over the Delano in a very specific spot for approximately one-minute (i.e. the craft in question was, in fact, a helicopter because jets simply cannot hover or change speed and course with such intensity.) This means that the operators of the craft were intentionally transmitting a fictitious call sign before going dark (invisible) from radar altogether.
To top it off, the Oct. 1 flight data for Southwest Airlines “WN4119” is showing inconsistencies.
The following screen-capture of the the aircraft’s flight history shows that “SWA4119” landed at 10:22 p.m. at (LAS) despite the fact that a transponder was pinging from the rooftop of the Delano at that exact same time.
Not to mention, the tail number listed for that exact flight is “N227WN” and not “WN4119” as the transponder was emitting in real-time suggesting that the plane on the tarmac that “landed” was “N227WN” which is a different aircraft entirely.
Air traffic control audio from the night of the Las Vegas shooting reveals there were “active shooters on the runway”
- LAS Tower: Shutting down may not be a good idea. There’s active shooters on the runway.
- LAS Tower: The nineteens are closed, we are in the process of trying to round them up. They are on the property.
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — Air traffic control audio recordings from the night of the Oct. 1 massacre reveal that there were indeed “active shooters on the airport property” just 1000 yards away from the venue where 58 people were reportedly shot to death.
McCarran International Airport is located at 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd and is just a hop, skip, and a jump from both the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and the venue that was hosting the Route 91 Music Festival. It would make perfect sense that assailants would want to retreat to the airfield where they could make there escape, possibly in an aircraft.
Political strategist and co-founder of “The New Right” Mike Tokes released a portion of the tower audio on his twitter feed early Sunday morning.
What? No more any future press conferences?
Fox News reports:
“He is a victim in this and we don’t discuss victims,” Las Vegas Police Officer and Spokesman Larry Hadfield told Fox News on Tuesday.
Hadfield said the department is not planning on holding any future press conferences, absent the development of new details.
MGM Resorts International, the hotel’s parent company, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing. He’s asked that everyone respect his request for privacy. We could not be more proud of Jesus.” The newspaper suggested that based on that statement, MGM seems to know Campos’ whereabouts.
- UMC Quick Care spokesman told Fox News on Monday that they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting any of their eight locations
- SPFPA union member got a text the night before saying Jesus Campos was taken to a UMC Quick Care facility
( Fox News ) The Mandalay Bay security guard who disappeared last week moments before he was scheduled to break his silence in television interviews has not been seen since he went to a walk-in health clinic, his union president said.
David Hickey of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) told reporters Friday that he got a text the night before saying Jesus Campos was taken to a UMC Quick Care facility, though he did not specify where or whom the text came from.
A spokesperson at the UMC Quick Care, which has eight locations throughout the Las Vegas area, told Fox News on Monday that they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting them.
Multiple requests from Fox News for SPFPA to comment on the matter were not returned Monday.
Hickey said he was meeting with MGM officials Thursday afternoon in the hours before Campos’ scheduled television appearances, including one with Fox News.
But when the meeting ended, Campos had fled.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – “The loss of life and the injuries sustained, and amount of individuals involved, we are talking millions and millions of dollars, possibly hundreds of millions of dollars.”
That’s how much MGM might have to pay out to victims of the 1 October shooting, according to Michael Cristalli at the Law offices of Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese.
We’ve already seen the first lawsuits, including class action lawsuits filed as a result of the shooting, and Cristalli said he is not surprised.
“The only thing that can be done is to try and make individuals whole is to file a lawsuit and seek monetary awards. Certainly it’s not going to put their loved ones back on earth or make them right completely, but it’s the only option they have,” he said.
According to Cristalli, MGM could have to pay every single person who was in attendance the night of the shooting, as well as the families of those who lost someone. The lawsuit will also take into account every person injured whether physically or mentally. The money, Cristalli said will be used for medical expenses, time victims had to take off work, future medical expenses, funerals and any emotional trauma caused.
“In a single case, damages could be in the millions and millions of dollars,” he said.
If a single cases could mean millions, that means MGM could be on the hook for not only the 546 injured, but those who are now emotionally scarred, meaning potentially tens of thousands of people.
“A company like MGM has massive amounts of liability coverage,” he explained. “They would be equipped as far as being able to cover the losses from these claims.”
As for whether or not MGM will go to court, or possibly settle out of court, Cristalli said that decision is a likely a long ways away, but added he doesn’t believe MGM will be backing down