Airline Tweaks Flight Number After Psychic Predicts Doom

TAM not taking any chances
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2014 8:11 AM CST
Airline Tweaks Flight Number After Psychic Predicts Doom
A TAM airline plane approaches the runway of Rio de Janeiro's Santos Dumont airport in Brazil, Thursday Dec. 15, 2011.   (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

A psychic last week predicted that Brazilian airline TAM's flight JJ3720—a Sao Paulo-to-Brasilia flight set for Wednesday—would develop engine problems and crash. What's perhaps unusual about this story is TAM's response: Citing "indispensable information," the airline changed the flight's number to JJ4732, reports AFP. Jucelino Nobrega da Luz, who says he predicted the deaths of Princess Diana and Brazilian presidential contender Eduardo Campos, even gave a location, predicting that the flight would crash on Sao Paulo's Paulista main drag. Nobrega da Luz isn't always reliable, notes AFP: He swung and missed in predicting the winner of Brazil's 2006 presidential elections, as well as saying an AIDS vaccine would be discovered in 2008. (More TAM Linhas Aereas stories.)

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