Free Republic 1st Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,441
Woo hoo!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: crash

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New video shows that 2 missiles struck the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran

    01/14/2020 12:22:56 PM PST · by tlozo · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/14/2020 | David Slotnick
    A new video reveals that two missiles struck Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752, which crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran, Iran early on January 8. The video appears to be taken from a security camera on the roof of a building near where the plane was struck. The video, which was originally uploaded to YouTube by an Iranian user early Tuesday morning was verified as authentic by a New York Times investigations team. The video shows the plane being struck by the first missile, which appeared to result in a small explosion, followed by the second missile strike about 20...
  • Iran is using bulldozers at the Ukrainian plane crash site, which could make it impossible to find out what really happened

    01/10/2020 4:34:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Business Insider Singapore ^ | January 10 2020 | Lauren Frias, Business Insider US
    Iran has used bulldozers to move around pieces of debris from a crashed Ukrainian passenger jet, potentially destroying evidence which could help determine exactly what happened to it. Images and reports from the crash site, just outside Tehran, show at least one bulldozer working in the debris at the site, where the Boeing 737-800 crash-landed on Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board.
  • Democratic Rep Blames Trump for 'Collateral Damage' of Ukraine Plane Crash, Urges Diplomacy With Iran Rather Than Military Strikes

    01/10/2020 2:58:48 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 53 replies ^ | 1/9/20 | Aila Slisco
    U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) claimed Thursday that President Donald Trump could be to blame for the fatal crash of a Ukraine passenger jet in Iran on Wednesday, due to "collateral damage" caused by his "provocative" killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Speier made the remarks during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on the Thursday edition of his show The Situation Room. The congresswoman confirmed that she had heard classified details concerning the claim by U.S. officials that the plane was accidentally brought down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile strike. She insisted Trump would be responsible for the crash...
  • It Looks Increasingly Likely That Iran Accidentally Shot Down That Ukrainian Airliner

    01/08/2020 12:48:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/08/2020 | Streiff
    Last night was full of drama. Iran let off contemptible and laughable Potemkin attacks on two facilities that housed a small number of US personnel (the installation with the most US personnel, Balad airbase, was not hit) #BREAKING: Operation #Soleimani = Propaganda!#IRGC just wanted to raise morale of its personnel tonight! According to spokesman of #CENTCOM, #IRGC|ASF launched 10 (Fateh-313) missiles at Ain al-Asad without causing any harm to anyone & 5 (Qiam-1) at #Erbil among them 4 are lost!— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 8, 2020 Then, victory celebrations, led by regime thugs, spontaneously broke out #BREAKING: While #IRGC...
  • The Odd Timing Of That Ukrainian Airline Crash And Earthquake in Iran

    01/08/2020 6:59:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    We’re going to be digging through the details of last night’s Iranian missile strike against US installations in Iraq for a while. (More on that in a moment.) But at nearly the same time that all of the shelling and yelling was going down, so was… a plane. A Ukranian owned Boeing 737 was taking off from the airport in Tehran, but it almost immediately crashed, killing all 176 people on board. (NBC News) A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people on board crashed after takeoff in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Wednesday, killing all on board, according to Iranian...
  • Iran Refuses To Hand Over Black Box From Crashed Ukrainian Airliner

    01/08/2020 2:32:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 32 replies ^ | Jan 08, 2020
    Iran is refusing to hand over the black box of the crashed Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Boeing, the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organisation was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Ali Abedzadeh also said it was not clear which country Iran would send the box to so that its data could be analysed, semi-official Mehr news agency reported. Ukraine's Tehran embassy initially blamed engine failure but later removed the statement.
  • On Same Night Iran Fires Missiles – Ukraine Passenger Flight Leaving Tehran Airport Crashes Killing 170….

    01/08/2020 2:09:45 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 37 replies ^ | 1/7/20 | sundance
    Horrific coincidence that might not entirely be a coincidence. A Ukraine 737 Airliner, Flight 752 from Tehran to Ukraine, is lost shortly after take-off. The incident takes place only hours after Iran fires ballistic missiles into Iraq targeting U.S. bases Video of the plane crashing shows the airliner in flames as it nears the ground and explodes. Some preliminary reporting indicated the flight might have been accidentally shot down by Iranian anti-aircraft defenses.
  • Al Hadath Reporting That Iranian Air Defense Shot Down Ukrainian Airline (180 Dead)

    01/07/2020 9:24:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 173 replies
    Al Hadath ^ | Jan 8, 2020
    Al Hadath stating that the Ukrainian aircraft was shot down accidentally by Iranian air defense systems.
  • Boeing says gathering more information about reported 737 crash in Iran

    01/07/2020 9:04:45 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co said it was aware of media reports regarding a plane crash in Iran and was gathering more information.
  • Ukrainian plane carrying 180 crashes in Iran

    01/07/2020 7:35:06 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 212 replies
    BREAKING: Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people crashes near Tehran - local media
  • #Breaking First footage of the Ukrainian airplane while on fire falling near #Tehran

    01/07/2020 9:30:47 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 94 replies
    Twitter ^ | Ali Hashem
    #BREAKING an Ukrainian plane carrying 180 passengers crashed close to Imam #Khomeini airport near #Tehran
  • PA Turnpike partially back open after 5 people killed, about 60 hospitalized following crash

    01/05/2020 1:19:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 5, 2020
    MT. PLEASANT, Pa. — The eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are back open after a crash involving three tractor trailers, a tour bus and a car. First responders were calling it a “mass casualty incident.” Emergency crews said five people were killed and roughly 60 people were taken to area hospitals with injuries. 25 people were taken to Excela Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant ranging in age from 7 to 52-years-old. Nine of those patients were under the age of 18. Officials said 11 patients were taken to Forbes hospital. Two of them were in critical condition. One patient...
  • LSU OC Steve Ensminger's daughter-in-law dies in plane crash

    12/28/2019 2:09:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/28/2019 | Mark Schlabach
    LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger's daughter-in-law, Carley McCord, was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday. McCord, a sideline reporter and sports talk radio host covering the New Orleans Pelicans, Saints and other sports, was traveling on a private plane to Atlanta to watch No. 1 LSU play No. 4 Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Her husband, Steve Ensminger Jr., was already in Atlanta. His father is coaching the Peach Bowl. LSU coach Ed Orgeron told ESPN's Holly Rowe, "Our thoughts and prayers out to him....
  • Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air flight with 100 onboard crashes near Almaty airport

    12/26/2019 8:34:03 PM PST · by Meatspace · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/26/19 | Adam Renton
    (CNN)At least nine people have died after a plane carrying 95 passengers and five crew members crashed shortly after takeoff near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday morning. The plane "lost altitude after takeoff and broke through a concrete fence," before colliding with a two-story building at approximately 7:22 a.m., local time, according to Almaty aviation authorities. The domestic flight, operated by Kazakhstan-based Bek Air, was scheduled to fly from Almaty, the country's largest city, to the capital Nur-Sultan.
  • Su-57 Felon Advanced Fighter Crashes In Russia

    12/24/2019 9:17:57 AM PST · by tlozo · 35 replies
    The Drive ^ | December 24, 2019 | Tyler Rogoway
    A Russian Su-57 has crashed roughly 68 miles from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant in Russia's Far East. The jet belonged to Sukhoi and was executing a flight test at the time of the incident. The pilot ejected and was recovered alive by an Mi-8 search and rescue helicopter not long after the crash. It is the first total loss of a Su-57, although one of the type's T-50 prototypes was badly damaged due to an engine fire in 2014. Just over a dozen T-50/Su-57s have been delivered since the type first flew nearly a decade ago. For a time, it...
  • NTSB finds excessive speed caused Tesla crash that killed 2

    12/20/2019 9:13:08 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 51 replies
    Washington Post / AP ^ | December 19, 2019 | Tom Krisher
    Speed of over a hundred miles per hour on a curve caused a 2018 crash and fire in Florida that killed the teenage driver of a Tesla Model S and a passenger, federal investigators have concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board, in a report released Thursday, said the battery-powered car erupted in flames after colliding with a wall, trapping two 18-year-olds. Firefighters were unable to rescue the two despite putting out the blaze less than a minute after they arrived. Injuries from the fire that started in the car’s lithium-ion battery contributed to the two deaths, although the passenger had...
  • Tesla on autopilot rear-ended Connecticut cop car as driver checked on dog: police

    12/07/2019 11:49:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    A Tesla on autopilot rear-ended a Connecticut trooper’s vehicle early Saturday as the driver was checking on his dog in the back seat, state police said. Police said they had responded to a disabled vehicle that was stopped in the middle of Interstate 95. While waiting for a tow, the self-driving Tesla came down the road. After striking the trooper's vehicle, the driver in the Tesla then rear-ended the disabled vehicle before stopping.
  • Powell Prods Congress

    11/15/2019 3:35:23 PM PST · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    American Action Forum ^ | 11-15-19 | Dougas Eakin
    Although you might not have noticed — something else seems to have been going on — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spent Wednesday and Thursday testifying before Congress. In the end, he delivered a very simple and effective message: The Fed is successfully doing its job; maybe Congress should consider doing its job. As for the first, Powell reviewed the facts on the ground. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in the 3rd quarter, disappointingly down a bit from 2018. The household sector remains strong, buoyed by a very solid labor market — 3.6 percent...
  • Victims identified in plane crash near Toledo Express, NTSB investigating

    09/11/2019 2:23:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 09/11/2019
    The Toledo Lucas County Port Authority has confirmed that two people were killed when a cargo plane crashed just outside of the Toledo Express Airport early Wednesday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victims as Douglas R. Taylor, 72, and Donald C. Peterson Sr., 69, both of Laredo, Texas. According to crews on the scene, that plane was a Convair cargo plane flying from Millington, Tennessee which crashed on top of at least two semis at Bubba's Auto and Deisel near the airport just after 2:30 AM Wednesday morning. According to a release from the Ohio State Highway...
  • Kevin O’Leary’s explanation of deadly boat crash raises more questions

    08/30/2019 7:30:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    pagesix ^ | 08/30/2019 | Lia Eustachewich
    Questions are swirling around statements Kevin O’Leary made after his boat crashed into another vessel in Canada, killing two people. The “Shark Tank” star alleged that the other boat, a larger, 13-person vessel, had no lights on at the time and that it fled the scene following the collision Saturday night on Lake Joseph in Ontario. But police had a different account. “Both vessels had left the scene and when they reached the location, both vessels were in touch with ambulance for emergency services,” said Joe Scali, spokesman for the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police, according to Global News....