Friday, October 30, 2009

Nine survive Brazil tropical forest crash

An Indian clan in Brazil has found at least nine survivors after a plane came down cavernous in the Amazon forest, the Brazilian air force says.
Two people - a group member and a passenger - are as yet unaccounted for.
The plane made a forced landing on the Itui river on Thursday break of day. Members of the Matis tribe found the air craft the next morning and notified establishment.
The Cessna C-98 Caravan was carrying four crew and seven government medics involved in a vaccination campaign.
The survivors were airlifted to Cruzeiro do Sul in the Brazilian position of Acre, the health ministry said. They were said to be in excellent condition.
The newest reports from the air force said two public were missing. An prior statement said one person was believed to have died.

Nine missing subsequent to US air crash

A seek is under way for nine people missing after a US Coast Guard airplane and a military helicopter crashed off the coast of southern California.

The crash is believed to have happened 16 miles (27km) east of the US Navy-owned San Clemente Island.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman said a pilot reported seeing a fireball close to the area.

The Marine Corps said the helicopter was an AH-1 Super Cobra assault aircraft with seven community on board.

The airplane - a C-130 aircraft - is believed to have had two public on board.
Coast Guard spokes lady Allyson Conroy said the crash happened on Thursday at regarding 1910 local time (0210 GMT, Friday).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prominent Houston attorney dies in SUV crash

HOUSTON — Two people, together with one of Houston’s most important attorneys, were killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Allen Parkway.

Famed trial legal representative John O’Quinn was traveling westbound on Allen Parkway in a black Chevrolet Suburban with a different man around 8:15 a.m. when the car crash occurred.
Police at the view said the SUV lost manage, jumped the curb, went airborne and crashed into a tree on the eastbound service road.

The tree almost cut the SUV in half, and both O’Quinn and the other man died at the scene.

Certainly the roads being slick could have had something to do with it. It’s a very beginning investigation. It will take some time to figure out accurately what happened, Lt. L.J. Satterwhite of the Houston Police sector said.

A eyewitness said the SUV appeared to be moving at a high rate of tempo when it lost control.

RI gentleman accused of driving with man in windshield

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island state police say a man drove a mile and half with a different man lodged in his windshield later than hitting the fatality with his car.

Christopher Swiridowsky has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He was ordered held Monday as an supposed bail violator from an additional case.

Police say Swiridowsky drove into three men standing on the surface of Interstate 95 near the beginning Sunday. Police say one, who suffered two busted legs and a broken arm, became trapped in Swiridowsky's windshield. Another also had staid injuries.

Establishment say Swiridowsky drove absent and stopped only because someone was following him.

A phone listed to Swiridowsky has been disengaged. No defense attorney is listed for him, and a public defender who earlier represented him did not instantly return a call for comment.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Follow Up: Otsego County airplane Crash

GAYLORD -- It's a mystery investigators are trying to piece collectively. Why did a single-engine airplane, with two people on board, suddenly fall from the sky?

The accident, which happened approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Otsego region, took the lives of Dr. Patrick McNamara, 52, and Christopher Hasty, 32, both of Gaylord.

It made a few circles, I just thought they lived there and they were looking at their house or playing around or looking at the leaves it wasn't until I got closer that I realized the airplane was coming down, said Kathy Steinbrecher who was on her way home when the air crash occurred.

Witnesses told troopers the Aeronca brand aircraft had been flying in circles at a low altitude just before crashing on the shoulder of southbound I-75 in Otsego region
Steinbrecher along with two off-duty Michigan State Police troopers and other samaritans tried to do what they could until help arrived.

I held his hand and I waited and I kept telling him to don't go to sleep and I kept saying I won't leave you, public are on the way, just breathing, just breath, Steinbrecher said.

While they, and liberate crews, did what they could McNamara and quick lasted died from their injuries.

Car crash kills as a minimum one in Langley Park

Every day as a minimum one person was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash in the Langley Park area Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The car crash occurred just before 10 a.m. in the 1000 block of East-West road, police said.

It was not immediately obvious how many people were killed or injured, but police said there was at least one death.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Queens Woman Charged in Double deadly Car Crash

ST. ALBANS, N.Y. (WPIX) - A woman has been charged in connection with a deadly Queens car crash in which two kids died and three others were left hospitalized.

The crash occurred Monday evening shortly before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Dunkirk avenue and Arcade Ave. in St. Albans. Sheila Bethea, 45, has been taken into police custody after establishment discovered she had a blood alcohol level of .03. The state's legal limit is .08.

According to police, a 5-year-old girl, identified as Melissa Elh-Mirra, died early Tuesday and a 15-year-old , identified as Katherine Willis, died Monday night. Three other people within the vehicle were reportedly treated for less solemn injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, 63-year-old Carl Williams, was treated and released from the hospice.

Authorities said Bethea was driving a Mazda minivan with six passengers - five of whom were foster kids - when she drove into looming traffic and slammed into a Toyota van.

According to reports, Bethea claimed her bottom had gotten stuck on the gas peddle as she was driving the children to a foster care workplace.

Bethea has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault and endangering the interests of a child. If convicted, she faces a seven-year prison term.

Private Russian jet crash near to Minsk

A Russian jet disappeared from radar screens on move toward to the capital of Belarus. Marat Romashkin, the director general of S-Air company, was on board.
The luxurious Falcon plane was flying from Vnukovo airport in Moscow to Minsk-2 airport. The plane was not capable to land at the first attempt and went around, then it disappeared from radar screens, RBK reports.
The BAe-125-800 jet belonged to S-Air company. According to first round information, five persons – three crew members and two passengers – we on board. The remains were found 4 kilometres from the runway, close to the village of Drachkova (the Smalyavichy district, the Minsk region).
As Interfax learnt from the centralized Air Transport Agency (FATA), one passenger missed the flight.
According to unsubstantiated information of RIA Novosti, the director general of S-Air company Marat Romashkin was on board.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Engine failure may have led to jet crash

SHARJAH // An aviation expert said yesterday it was possible that last week’s terminal plane crash was caused by an engine falling off the Boeing 707 shortly after take-off.

Kieran Daly, editor of the highly respected Air Transport Intelligence, an online news service for aviation production professionals, said the four-engined 707, which Boeing stopped building in 1970, was prone to such accidents.

“The point being that the 707 over the years has a little of a history of losing an engine,” said Mr Daly. “So when something like this happens, that becomes the clear suspicion.”

Although capable of taking off with only two engines functioning, Mr Daly said a 707 would move violently to do so if one had come off altogether.

Police officer jailed for deadly patrol car crash

Malcolm Searles gets six-and-a-half years for car crash while using marked car for individual reasons on duty

A former police officer who killed a grandmother for the duration of a 100mph "joyride" has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Malcolm Searles, 24, was driving a patrol car in Bromley on 23 August last year when it hit Sandra Simpson, 61. An IPCC inquiry found that Searles had been using the marked car for own reasons while on duty.

A recording device fitted to the vehicle showed Searles had been driving in excess of 100mph, at times with blue lights broken and sirens sounding. Last month he pleaded guilty at Southwark crown court to causing death by risky driving.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

NTSB: 3 killed in medical helicopter collide in SC

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A medical transport helicopter that was smashed last year crashed in coastal South Carolina, killing all three people on board, authorities said Saturday.

The company that owned the helicopter, Addison, Texas-base Omniflight, said 45-year-aged pilot Patrick Walters of Murrells Inlet; 42-year-old flight nurse Diana Conner of Florence; and 39-year-old paramedic Randolph Claxton Dove of Bladenboro, N.C., died in the Friday night collide.

National Transportation security Board investigators were en route to the prospect Saturday. Agency spokesman Peter Knudson says no patients were on board the helicopter, which had dropped off a patient at about 9:35 p.m. Friday in Charleston, about 60 miles southwest of Georgetown County.

In a announcement, the company confirmed that the American Eurocopter AS350B2 took off from Charleston around 11 p.m. Friday and was headed to Conway, a city about 50 miles north of Georgetown.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the pilot last radioed air traffic manage at 11:05 p.m., saying the crew was about four miles from an airport close to Charleston and had it in sight.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Surfing winner in car accident

Reigning International Surfing Association (ISA) world masters surfing champion Heather "Fergie" Clark has been offended in a car accident, her family said in a statement on Friday.

"She was hit so hard her car is in two pieces, at this stage we are not sure the full level of her injuries or how it will impact on her surfing career in the long term," Clark's mother Dawn Clark said on Friday.

Clark was driving home from a friend's house in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday night when an supposedly drunk driver collided with her vehicle.
"[She] is presently undergoing numerous scans and X-rays [at] the Hibiscus Private Hospital, in Port Shepstone, to decide the degree of her injuries.

FL Driver Dies in Reno car Accident

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a Florida man involved in single-vehicle turn over accident on a Reno freeway has died.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says a Florida man involved in single-vehicle rollover mishap on a Reno freeway has died.
Trooper Chuck Allen says 44-year-old Michael Darling of Fort Meyers died of his hurt early Friday.

Investigators say Darling was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup Thursday afternoon when it struck a cement obstruction on U.S. 395. The truck vaulted about 100 feet in the air and struck a metal light post before it rolled down an embankment.

The cause of crash remains under inquiry.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Five public killed in road accidents

Gurdaspur, Oct 22(PTI) Five persons including four members of a family were killed in two dissimilar road accidents in and around the town today.

According to police, four members of family were killed in a head on crash between a car and truck near Kanwan village 20 kilometres from here.

Police have registered a case in opposition to the driver who fled away from the spot.

In another accident a school going child was crushed to death by a car close to ITI here this after noon.

Police have impounded the car, but the owner managed to flee.

Air transport can build African safety: SIPRI

Air transport development programmes in Africa focusing on air traffic manage, airfield ownership and aircraft security - have the potential to significantly improve security and governance in regions affected by conflict and transnational organised crime.
That is the view of the Stockholm worldwide Peace Research Institute in new research paper titled "Building Air Transport Capacity in Africa: Options for Improving safety and Governance.
The report, penned by SIPRI arms transfers researcher Hugh Griffiths, finds that air transportation has played a key function in prolonging the wars that have devastated parts of Africa in current years.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Teamsters objection car hauler cuts

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is initiation a six-week national campaign against OEMs such as General Motors and Chryslers to protest reported efforts to demand dramatic and untenable cost cuts from Teamster-represented car haul companies, the union said. We accept as true the automotive OEMs are trying to run the unionized car haulers out of business, Fred Zuckerman, the Teamster’s car haul division director, told FleetOwner. The OEMs are forcing revenue and volume cuts on car haul carriers that are untenable; we know that are losing money. It’s getting to the point where none of these carriers can survive.