Robertson’s Reportings: Texas Plane Crash, Kidnappings in Haiti


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to another week of Robertson’s Reportings! Twenty-one people safely escaped after a Texas plane crashed. Many of the passengers were on their way to the American League Championship Series to watch the Astros face off against the Boston Red Sox. There were no serious injuries reported, but most passengers were shaken up. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash. 

On September 5, six-year-old Wongel Estifanos visited Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado, daring to try a ride with a 110-foot drop. Estifanos was not properly strapped into her seat. According to a news channel, “After they dropped 110 feet down the shaft, her uncle ‘checked to see whether Wongel had enjoyed the ride’ and was ‘stricken with terror to see that Wongel was not in her seat’ but at the bottom of the shaft.” Recently, her parents sued the company as more information regarding the incident came out.

A Haiti gang known as 400 Mawozo is currently holding 17 American and Canadian missionaries hostage. The victims include four children and an eight-month-old. The head of the gang, Wilson Joseph, threatened to kill them if ransom is not paid. He even claimed that he would “prefer to kill the Americans.” The gang demands one million dollars per person.

United States surgeons successfully took part in a pig-to-human kidney transplant, which is a “huge breakthrough,” according to a Johns Hopkins surgery professor. This is a big step in the world of health and medicine because there is a shortage of human kidneys available for transplant. Even though the surgery was performed on a person with no detectable brain activity, the kidney was functioning well without any signs of rejection. Thus, it’s likely that pig kidneys can safely be transplanted into healthy humans.

With more than 226,000 Russian deaths related to COVID-19, President Putin is in support of Congress’ idea of a non-working week to limit contact between people. This will begin on October 30. However, in parts of Russia where cases are more rampant, the time at home could begin on Saturday, October 23.

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Photo Credits: The Denver Channel