Horoscope and astrological planetary aspects of the Pakistan Jet Crash, Flight Airblue ED-AQB 202, in Islamabad, on 28 July 2010
Abstract: Are plane crashes written in the stars? Once again, the astrology of this plane crash shows that the influence of the stars in aircraft accidents horoscopes cannot be dismissed easily.
The popular myth of bloody full moons is once again verified with the timing of this sad event. In a sorrowful addition to this, the other astrological aspects of the Islamabad Air Crash show that the traditionally malefic planets Mars and Saturn played a major role in this air plane disaster; it was unfortunate that their placement in the Ascendant would lead to the absolute worst outcome.
Various aspects of the planetary positions outline a catastrophy unfolding with no hope for a positive outcome at landing time. Death and misfortune are highlighted through further details in the horoscope. There are some surprising similarities to other plane crash charts where planetary geometry of heavy planets also presented itself in various aspects of the charts.
Further reading of the chart leads to revealing astrological aspects that beg the question of problems in communication between the doomed pilots and ground control, to the detriment of all involved. Were there other factors, such as the comparative experience or youth of the pilots?
It is a damned certainty that this sad tragedy will have far reaching consequences for those close to the disaster, aircraft safety and the growing unease of the public to fly commercially. Even more regrettable, the causes of this accident will be debated by plane accidents attorneys for years while victims' families await rightful compensation.
Detailed Astrological Analysis of
the Geocentric Chart of the Pakistan Jet Crash
Mars-Saturn: the ill-fated meeting
The Mars-Saturn out-of-sign conjunction in Virgo and Libra lies across the Ascendant and illustrates a catastrophic event for the plane at that time and location. The explosive energy of Mars peregrine in the earthy sign of Virgo is shattered by Saturn exalted in airy Libra.
Jupiter-Uranus: sudden and huge happenings with planes
As a bad chart goes, it's even worse as the above-mentioned conjunction is placed opposite another tremendously powerful conjunction: Jupiter-Uranus, both peregrine in Aries, conjoined to the Descendant. Jupiter lends its immense power to the negative side of Aries - huge energy - and Uranus in Aries describes a plane that was going too fast.
This would be the case with a "missed approach" which in general language means a go-around procedure where landing is aborted, full gas is pumped into the engines to enable the plane to climb again.
Witnesses statements seem to describe this. The Interior Minister stated that the plane was at 2,600 feet as it approached Islamabad but went back up to 3,000 feet. When witnesses say that the plane was too low, i.e. too near the ground, the Mars and Saturn conjunction exhibits exactly this: Saturn - difficulty in rising in the air - and Mars in an earth sign - the illusion of the ground coming up. One witness on the ground, who was out walking, stated that "the plane had lost balance" and that is an expression that entirely fits the astrological description of Mars pushing Saturn (Mars applying to Saturn's conjunction) in Libra (the Scales of the Zodiac which, incidentally, never balance!). The conjunction: air meets ground, the Ascendant: the body of the plane.
Pluto: the harbinger of lethal havoc
Pluto, placed in the IC, 4th house of the "end of things", in Capricorn, an earth sign, is in a loose square configuration to the two conjunctions, having been exact on 25 July 2010, making an extremely powerful destructive T-square. Pluto reinforces the idea of utter carnage on the ground, and Capricorn is a sign connected with difficulties in rising. It also illustrate, as a water planet, the root (IVth) cause of the crash: rain. Capricorn, ruled by Saturn in Ist, and holding dominion over Pluto, was also part of the delay in landing with rain and mud on the runway. Pluto is square to Mars and to Jupiter and illustrates the fire which ravaged the wreckage.
Rescue operations, which could be somewhat ascribed to Pluto in Capricorn in IVth, were chaotic. Access was difficult and coordination non-existent. Capricorn, which makes order, rules and regulations, was being totally shaken by Pluto, and that was the case also with air traffic control being too busy with monitoring and deviating other planes.
That delay was fatal. If the plane had been allowed to land instead of being ordered to go around, it would have been saved. The planets also show there could be some questions on the observance of rules by the various parties, in the air or on the ground. Whether the stubbornness and obstinacy in persisting with an ultimately fated course of action is showed by Saturn (ruler of Capricorn, the older pilot perhaps) or by Pluto (playing havoc in the ATC offices) is difficult to say.
Mercury, Mars, Saturn: troubled health?
Going deeper in the analysis of this T-square, one may wonder whether the comparative experience of both pilots were not at odds with the situation. This would be embodied in the conjunction of an impetuous Mars in young Virgo, peregrine and therefore not at ease, with the old and experienced Saturn, exalted in Libra, where difficult decisions require careful and lengthy consideration.
The fact that these two evil planets are on the Ascendant of the crash begs two questions: one is a possible technical fault (Mercury in Virgo), and a possible health problem with one of the pilots.
Sine the ASC is placed in the 30th critical degree of Virgo and would reach the first degree of Libra exactly conjoining Saturn, this makes it impossible to say which of the pilots could have suffered some physical ailment without knowing exactly, within seconds, the time of the crash.
As for Mercury, it rules Mars from a dominant position and therefore it is very unlikely that the plane suffered any technical fault of a causative nature.
According to rumors, the pilot in command had health or fatigue issues. But in fact, it may be that the chart is trying to tell us that both had a problem, and that could only be the well-known trouble of a loss of situational awareness, which is brought about by sensory and visual illusions such as somatogravic illusions. Humans are made that way and the pilots are not to blame when victims of such illusions.
Pursuing this query, one looks at Mercury, which would be the planet of orientation, mapping and geography. It's essentially dignified in Virgo, in the XIth house of very high learning (higher than the IXth or higher slopes?) and not far from the cusp of the XIIth house (self-undoing). It rules Mars and the MC. On its own, it may, possibly, and it's not totally convincing, show that the younger pilot had some awareness of the situation, but in a very tragic way: with Mars in the XIIth and Mercury on its cusp, the copilot may not have dared say or act. In addition, the old Saturn in Libra, despite being exalted, was damaged by the Mars conjunction and the opposition to Jupiter and Uranus, therefore unable to make a good decision.
The strength of Mercury is completely obliterated by its aspects to the opposition to the conjunction between Moon and Neptune. If ever there was a confusion, that's where to look for it. Moon and Neptune posited in Aquarius, the sign of airplanes, in the Vth, tightly conjunct each other, conjunct the VIth house cusp, highlight a "subservient" confused or bewildered behavior. Both together also mean fog and clouds which would be in accordance with the circumstances of the crash.
A Bloody Full Moon: killing planet
To top it all, the Moon was waning gibbous, i.e. shortly after the Full Moon 2 days previously, peregrine, void of course and separating from Neptune. It's quincunx the Mars-Saturn-Ascendant conjunction and quincunx pesky little asteroid Juno, the latter which keeps finding itself in a prominent position in disaster charts. It's therefore at the apex of the yod. It's really difficult to make this Moon more malefic and more powerful than it was at the time of the plane crash. It's just the sort of Moon one would choose for any type of nasty black magic work.
The Moon was therefore a huge contributory factor to disaster in this chart, it was bound to cause chaos and disruption. Anything of importance was going to fail. The Solar Eclipse of 11 July 2010 occurred near the IC for Islamabad although not tightly conjunct; however, it was exactly conjunct Karachi's IC and this coincidence is too big not to notice.
Sun and Venus: good and powerless
Now a complete picture emerges. The only other planets not involved in deadly combinations are the Sun and Venus. Sun in Leo is essentially dignified, but it is badly placed by house, in the XIth. It has a trine to the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction. This is just not enough to counteract the malefics. If anything, the Sun lent its strength to the suddenness and unpredictability of this conjunction. A fiery planet, it would help start the fires on impact. As for Venus, in fall in Virgo, ruled by Mercury, but exalted by house in the XIIth, it's only good action is probably that hardly anyone in this plane realised they were doomed. Death would have been swift (VIIIth is ruled by Mars in the Ist). Since Venus rules the IXth, the house of religion and long travels (astral travels?), Venus probably gave good passage to a better after life for the victims.
Fate: don't board planes when the stars are ill
One of the most interesting features of the chart is the geometry of the conjunctions and oppositions. They form a yod, a rectangle, several mystic triangles and other lesser triangles. The energies of the chart are therefore contained in closed configurations and channelled towards only one objective: a fatal accident. This was also the case with the Air France, Polish and Mangalore plane crash charts, which exhibit rather regular features. In contrast, the Libya and Amsterdam plane crash charts are more untidy - there were survivors.
Other Jeppesen plates for Islamabad Airport (OPRN) are here
History of the Last Moments of the Ill-Starred Jet
The plane crashed upon landing on Margalla Hills located some short distance north from the airport in bad weather with rain and winds. The plane exploded on contact with the ground and was shattered into millions of pieces. Recovery operations have been complicated as access is difficult and restricted to helicopters and men on foot. Monsoon rains have hampered the recovery of bodies. The passenger list has been published. There are no survivors on the 146 passengers and 6 crew. Of the passengers, 110 were men, 29 were women, 5 were children, and 2 were infants. The 12 people who missed the plane on its departure (noshows) were saved. Here is the passenger list which I have saved on Google docs: Passenger list in alphabetical order.
As is usually the case, rumors are many and each news outlet is rife with them. Also, many parties are trying to assign blame even though it will take months if not years for the investigation report to be issued. Meantime, many theories are postulated.
The plane was flying very low and may have overflown a “highly sensitive” area of the city, near the president’s house and the country’s parliament, an area known as “no fly zone” because flights are not normally permitted over it. It has been said that the plane took a turn right instead of left; however, on the left there is the Dhamial military airbase and army headquarters, and these areas are restricted airspaces. One may wish to take account the fact that it flew over a densely populated city. This may (or not) have had a bearing on the crash location. On one internet forum, it is mentioned that Islamabad had on occasion suffered breaks from the GPS systems which seem to have been jammed in the past. Whether this is a factor in this accident is not known yet.
Some question the state of health of the Captain (such as this site), other internet fora talk about the staff hiring procedures or the authorities' actions in aerospace decisions. A more likely cause may have been spatial disorientation or illusions.The rumors on the Professional Pilots Forum talk of CFIT, which means "Controlled Flight Into Terrain" (Wikipedia CFIT) which is where "an airworthy aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground... The pilots are generally unaware of the danger until it is too late. According to Boeing, CFIT is a leading cause of airplane accidents involving the loss of life."
References to learn about sensory and visuall illusions are here: (1) FAA; (2) Air Safety Foundation; (3) Wikipedia, and a good video here as well as a good if somewhat lengthy technical explanation and a great article.
Various sources give different ages for the Pilot in Command, Captain Pervez Iqbal Chaudhry. One source, quoting Airblue, say he was "64 years, 5 months and 11 days old" which would place his dob as 17 February 1946, and another places his birthday on 27 December 2010, aged 62 or aged 65, which calculates to 1948 or 1943. He had over 30 years experience. The copilot is said to have been on his second flight with this company and aged 35 years.
Historical Data for Astrologers Study
Location Map of the Islamabad Plane Crash Site - Better Seen on the Larger Map on Google - Click
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