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  • Tour helicopter crashes into East River, pilot scrambles to safety [BREAKING STORY, 5 submerged]

    03/11/2018 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 123 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Max Jaeger
    A tourist helicopter plunged into the East River on Sunday night, leaving at least five people trapped inside the sinking vessel while the pilot scrambled to safety, police sources said. The Eurocopter AS350 went down around 88th Street, near Gracie Mansion, at about 7:15 p.m., sources said. The pilot was able to get out and climb aboard a raft — but five others remained trapped inside the upside-down helicopter, according to sources.
  • Police identify driver of White House barrier crash

    02/24/2018 7:50:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    <p>An armed woman crashed her car into a barrier near the White House on Friday, briefly sending it into lockdown, authorities said.</p> <p>Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tenn., — about 20 miles southeast of Nashville — barreled through a barrier at 17th and E Streets NW near the Old Executive Office Building while holding a pistol, police said.</p>
  • The Crash (National debt is speeding out of control with no working brakes and no one at the wheel)

    02/12/2018 10:17:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2018 | Kevin Williamson
    I am not much one for rubbernecking at car crashes. (I’m not setting you up for a Congress joke, here. That comes later.) Most of the time they are scary but ultimately insignificant episodes involving a little property damage and a great deal of inconvenience. Sometimes they are much worse, and I couldn’t help looking at the car blazing in the middle of the freeway in the middle of the day, looking more like it had been bombed or hit with a rocket than like it had been involved in an accident. Thick black smoke covered both sides of the...
  • 3 dead in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

    02/10/2018 9:57:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 10, 2018
    [S]ix passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillon helicopter when it crashed about 5:20 p.m. The other four were injured and were still being treated at the scene. ... Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Eurocopter EC130 crashed in unknown circumstances and sustained heavy damage.
  • The Falling Market

    02/06/2018 5:28:24 AM PST · by EBH · 75 replies
    Vanity | 2/6/2018 | EBH
    Yesterday, as I sat down from a long day of being disconnected from the electronics of the world, my initial reaction to the market drop was gut wrenching to say the least. Acknowledging the news, I started to ponder why such a devastating drop. While percentage wise, based on the current market value this really appears to be more like a correction, but what exactly is it and why? I am no financial guru, just a little guy on the outside looking in. But a market losing confidence is a key indicator for a crash. Just before the State of...
  • Dow drops more than 1,500 points as stock slide deepens

    02/05/2018 12:33:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 187 replies
    Markets were screaming red in Monday’s trading session, continuing a steep decline that started Feb. 1. By 3:08 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average had fallen 1,032.95 points — or 4 percent — to 24,488.01. The S&P 500 fell 59.63 points, to 2,702.31, and the Nasdaq fell 230.51 points, to 7,010.41. Moments later, the Dow fell as much as 1,500 points and had erased its gains for the year.
  • Bill Kristol jokes About Deadly Train Crash with GOP Lawmaker Passengers

    02/01/2018 8:59:04 AM PST · by SubMareener · 55 replies
    Patriot Beat ^ | February 1, 2018 | patriotbeatnews
    @BillKirstol Once we're sure everone involved is ok, assuming they are, I hereby give permission to Twitter to indulge in all manner of GOP train wreck jokes. I do think that by having the train hit...yes, a garbage truck...the scriptwriters of "2018" jumped the shark. 1/31/18, 11:07 AM
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Massive New Search Begins Using Drones

    01/23/2018 12:22:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Paul Harper
    A MASSIVE new search for the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 using underwater drones has begun today.The aircraft vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries. The southeast Asian nation has now agreed to pay US firm Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it finds the plane within 90 days. Its search vessel, the Seabed Constructor, today reached the remote spot in the Indian Ocean where Australian scientists believe the plane went down. Eight drone-like underwater vehicles will now scour the ocean floor for wreckage in an area...
  • Boat Crash caught w/gopro can...

    01/18/2018 1:36:54 AM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    YouTube news ^ | 01/17/2018 | Youtube
    A fisherman who jumped ship into bone-chilling water to dodge a speeding motorboat has filed a $372,500 lawsuit, alleging the other driver was distracted by his cellphone just before the dramatic crash caught on video.
  • China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It’ll Crash

    01/13/2018 6:35:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 01/12/2018 | Matt Williams
    Based on updates from satellite trackers, it has been indicated that Tianglong-1 will likely reenter our atmosphere in March of 2018, with the possibility of debris making it to the surface. However, according to a statement made by a top engineer at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), reports that the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) has lost control of the space station have been wildly exaggerated. The statement came from Zhu Congpeng, a top engineer at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). As he was quoted as saying to the Science and Technology Daily newspaper –...
  • Poll: 33% Of NFL Fans Say They Purposely Stopped Watching This Year

    01/11/2018 10:34:31 AM PST · by TBP · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    An interesting result, as it raises a question that isn’t often asked about declining NFL ratings. How many people are boycotting because they *agree* with the player protests? SEE ALSO: Julian Assange may be stuck in the Ecuadorean embassy… forever To think, 33 percent of NFL fans missed out on one of the worst quarterbacked playoff games of all time this past Saturday in Jacksonville. If there’s any doubt that Kaepernick’s exile from the league is due partly, or even mostly, to politics rather than ability, go watch game film of Jags/Bills and ask if either team wouldn’t have benefited...
  • Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

    01/10/2018 8:07:46 PM PST · by Paul R. · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2018 | AP
    The tanker was carrying 136,000 metric tons (nearly 1 million barrels) of condensate when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal late Saturday. The 21 members of the Crystal's all-Chinese crew were rescued.
  • 12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

    12/31/2017 2:12:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2017
    The private aircraft was carrying 10 foreign passengers and two Costa Rican crew members, the ministry said. The crash occurred near Punta Islita, in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, officials said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Authorities said they were traveling to the area to recover the victims' bodies.
  • Gargan can’t answer for his role in ‘Chappaquiddick’

    12/29/2017 6:49:03 AM PST · by luke1825 · 26 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/29 | peter lucas
    It is almost as though Joey Gargan decided to slip away before anyone noticed. And the funny thing about it is that he succeeded. So, Ted Kennedy cousin Joseph F. “Joey” Gargan, who was Kennedy’s close companion, won’t be around to answer any questions about “Chappaquiddick,” the upcoming film about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Joey, 87, who was at Kennedy’s side that fateful night, died at his Virginia home December 12 and hardly anybody made the connection to Kennedy and Chappaquiddick
  • Dashcam video shows three-car crash as freeway drivers brake for SpaceX rocket launch

    12/26/2017 3:37:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | 12/26/2017 | Joseph Serna
    The vehicles are westbound on the 10 Freeway in Banning when the rocket’s plume begins to cut through the darkening sky. The driver in the vehicle with the camera and his children can be heard talking about the rocket in amazement while he slows for the wall of brake lights forming in front of them as other drivers take notice. Moments after they drive under the South San Gorgonio Avenue overpass, a thud is heard and then a white four-door vehicle in the next lane is shoved into the car in front of it by a van that rear-ended it....
  • NTSB: Amtrak train was going 78 mph at impact; crew not using electronic devices

    12/22/2017 8:57:32 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An initial review of the data recorders and cameras on board the Amtrak train that derailed in DuPont on Monday suggests the train was going 78 mph in the moments before impact -- nearly 50 miles over the speed limit at that location -- and that the crew realized the speed was too high moments before, the NTSB announced Friday. Among the preliminary review, investigators concluded that the crew was not observed to be using any electronic devices before the crash, and that six seconds before impact, the engineer made a comment about going too fast. Investigators...
  • Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route

    12/19/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KING5.COM ^ | 12/18/2017
    Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route "It’s virtually inevitable that someone is going to get killed that wouldn’t be killed otherwise," Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned WSDOT about the new high-speed route. Author: Susannah Frame Published: 10:37 PM PST December 18, 2017 Two weeks before a high-speed Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that the route could be deadly without additional safety precautions.
  • LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

    12/16/2017 9:13:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rachel Frazin, Jorge Milian and Hannah Winston
    LAKE WORTH A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said. Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said a combination front-end loader and backhoe struck a beam on the overpass. The backhoe was extended upward and that’s what damaged the concrete beam, she said. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries in the crash, according...
  • Aircraft with 11 heading to USS Ronald Reagan crashes, rescue operation underway

    11/22/2017 12:39:04 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    WAVY TV ^ | 22 NOV 2017 | Wire
    TOKYO (AP) — An aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement that the search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier. “Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff,” the statement said. It said the ship was operating in the Philippine Sea, which is east of the Philippines, when the crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. Japan time. The names of the crew and passengers...
  • Airlander 10 'breaks in two' and collapses at Cardington

    11/19/2017 8:38:06 AM PST · by infool7 · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 18, 2017 | BBC(Staf Reporter?)
    The world's longest aircraft has collapsed to the ground less than 24 hours after a successful test flight. The Airlander 10 - a combination of a plane and an airship - was seen to "break in two" at an airfield in Bedfordshire, an eyewitness said. "it appeared the Airlander broke free from its mooring mast, triggering a safety system which deflates the aircraft." Two people on the ground suffered minor injuries.