Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Bedford Hills, N.Y., man whose company provides digital steering equipment used by both pilots and mariners was killed Sunday afternoon when his Danbury-bound airplane crashed while trying to make an crisis landing in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Amir Tirosh, 52, proprietor of AirGator Inc., based in Mount Kisco, N.Y., was at the controls of a single-engine Piper Cherokee that took off from Orange region Airport in Montgomery, N.Y., just before 1:15 p.m. en route to Danbury Municipal Airport.

About halfway into the 50-mile air travel, Tirosh reported oil-pressure problems and was diverted to the Dutchess County Airport. The plane crashed in the woods about four miles southwest of the airstrip.

Tirosh was killed and his traveler, Daniel Bisk, 53, of Pleasantville, was gravely injured.
The airplane came down about 1:30 p.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters.

FAA workers were at the scene, along with deputies from the Dutchess region Sheriff’s office.

1 dead, 2 wounded in multi-car crash in Midland

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. -- One person was killed and two others wounded in a multiple car crash in the Midland region on Wednesday night.

Pierce County sheriff's Office said extreme speed combined with failure to obey a traffic light led to the fatal accident at 97th Street East and Portland Avenue East around 9 p.m.

An SUV carrying up to eight public ran through a stop light and collided into another car. The collision caused the SUV to spin up in the air and slam down on an Audi.

"He came flying down this highway nailed the red car, flipped up over the red car and then landed on her," said witness Jake Schley.

One person within the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The fatality has not been identified.

And two others - a passenger of the SUV and the driver of the Audi - were wounded. The extent of their injuries were not known.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pilot saves day as airplane ditches at sea

Captain Dominic James ran out of options as his plane - carrying a seriously sick woman and four others - was running out of fuel close to Norfolk Island.

In the murky and facing a 1.5-metre swell, he brought the Westwind jet down and ditched in the ocean.

As the jet sank, the passengers - the patient, her husband, two medical team and the two pilots - clung to each other for 90 minutes in the water previous to they were rescued by a boat.

The ill lady was on a Careflight medical migration flight from Apia in Samoa to Melbourne, operated by Pel-Air Aviation.

The airplane was scheduled to land at Norfolk Island for refueling, Careflight says.

But after several ineffective approaches, Captain James - a Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalist - performed his version of the extraordinary Hudson River ditching of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III.

Norfolk Island airport director Glenn Robinson said today the passengers were "shaken up" following their ordeal.

"They were enormously lucky and, believe me, they all know it," he told Radio 3AW.

Only three passengers had time to put on life jackets and the others were forced to cling to them as the plane sank and they were left treading water awaiting save, Mr Robinson said.

Beginner driver's fatal decision

Police are annoying to find out why four children made a fatal decision to go for an unsupervised drive that ended in disaster.

Two of them - a 15-year-old boy and a 11-year-old girl who were back-seat passengers - were killed when the car crashed at high speed into a power pole on the NSW Mid North Coast previous night.

Police say the car was being driven by a beginner driver - a 16-year-old girl who had taken a 2004-model Mazda 3 sedan out unverified.

The 16-year-old girl and her front seat traveler, a 15-year-old boy, were seriously injured. She is in an induced coma in Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital, and the boy was flown to The Children's Hospital at Westmead for crisis surgery.

Car crash investigators believe the girl might have tried to pass at least two cars at "very high speed".

"We don't know where they were going and what they were doing," higher Constable Jason Bentley of the Port Macquarie collide Unit said.

"[But] they were traveling at high speed and overtaking other cars ... and there were a lot of witnesses. She panicked as she was overtaking the cars and missing manage."

Kempsey freeway Patrol Sergeant Paul Dilley said police had set up a speed counter on North Street in West Kempsey where the accident occurred following complaints after a request from local MP and Nationals leader Andrew Stoner. North Street is a directly bitumen road with a speed limit of 70km/h.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Air crash survivor meets savior

A County Down man who was pulled alive from the ruins of one of the UK's most horrible air tragedies is to meet the man who rescued him, 20 years on.

Alan Johnston, from Strangford, survived the Kegworth air tragedy which claimed the lives of 47 people, but it took the power of the internet to reunite him with the man who helped save him.

The Belfast-bound plane crashed on an embankment of the M1 motorway while the pilots tried to create an crisis landing at East Midlands Airport in January 1989.

It later emerged that one engine had failed on the British Midland Boeing 737 flight, but the team mistakenly shut down the residual high-quality engine.

Mr Johnston was one of more than 70 survivors, and was helpful in the broken fuselage for two hours.

It was years later that he found out a RNLI crew had helped to eliminate casualties from the wreckage by lifting them on stretchers across the division of the aircraft - which was how he was brought to safety.

Two dead, 21 injured as bus recurring from a casino runs off highway and rolls over in a ditch

AUSTIN, Minn. -- A tour bus recurring from an Iowa casino ran off a southern Minnesota interstate and rolled over in a ditch Wednesday, killing two public and injuring 21, authorities said. The bus, operated by Strain Bus Line Motorcoach Tours in Rochester, was eastbound on throughway 90 just west of Austin about 3:20 p.m. when it crossed into the westbound lanes and flipped over, Department of Public Safety spokesman Andy Skoogman said.

Traveler Ardell Swenson, 71, of Austin, said she was just putting her head back to rest when the crash happened. "When I got myself prearranged there was all kinds of red and white and blue lights flashing," she said. "There was goblet all over." The bus was carrying 23 people counting the driver, Skoogman said. He said 14 were taken to Austin Medical Center and six to a hospital in close by Albert Lea. The driver was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Skoogman had no information on circumstances of those injured or particulars about those killed.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Authorities: 3 dead in helicopter crash close to Reno, Nevada

A medical helicopter crashed premature Saturday north of Reno close to the Nevada-California state line, killing three crew members aboard, officials said, AP reported.

The helicopter, an Aerospatiale AS350, crashed about 29 miles northwest of Reno in Lassen region, Calif., around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to Federal Aviation Administration orator Ian Gregor. All three people aboard were killed.

The helicopter had dropped off a patient at a Reno hospital and was recurring to its base in Susanville, Calif., Gregor said. The aircraft was smashed in the crash and fire. The cause of the crash wasn't known.

Gregor said the pilot was not communicating with air traffic controllers at the time of the accident. FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators will be on the prospect Saturday.

The helicopter was operated by Mountain Lifeflight out of Susanville, Gregor said. The company issued a short declaration confirming the loss of all three crew members aboard the helicopter.

Train wreck kills 4 in small town of Hardeeville

A tragic train-car wreck close to the small town of Hardeeville left four public dead Monday.

Authorities said an Amtrak passenger train struck a car carrying three adults and a 12-year-old child close to the South Carolina-Georgia state line. The car was attempting to cross the railroad tracks at the junction of Main Street (S.C. 46) and U.S. 17 and all inside were killed.

No one on the train was offended.

Hardeeville impermanent city manager Ted Felder told the Associated Press that the crash happened at 9 p.m. Monday when the car tried to get around a voyage arm and beat the train. Felder said the train, which was headed from Charleston to Savannah, Ga., pushed the car about a mile down the tracks before being capable to stop.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Three Brit 'villains' die in Dutch cash robbery

Three British men were killed and two others were poorly injured after a high-speed police pursue in Holland.

previous the group were allegedly involved in blowing up a supermarket cash machine.
Two men, aged 21 and 27, from Liverpool and a 25-year-old Londoner died as a result of their injuries.

Police said money enclosed in antitheft dye was found inside their car. A Dutch police spokesman said: "It all started at 3am on Saturday when we got a call about a robbery at an ATM machine at a superstore in the small village of Driel, not far from Arnhem.

The men moved quickly. We started a pursuit but it all ended awfully soon.

Half an hour later it was report present was a car crash in the centre of the Netherlands.
There were five people in the car and there were lots of similarities with the people seen in Driel.

One man died immediately, the other man died later that day and the third man died on Sunday.
He added: They died for nothing as the cash was ineffective as it was covered by blue dye released routinely by the ATM machine when it was attacked.

Car crash on Henry Hudson throughway snarls Manhattan rush-hour traffic

Three people were injured after a car went over a protector rail and slammed into at least two vehicles on the Henry Hudson Parkway, bringing the morning rush to a crawl.

The ruin happened just south of W. 125th St. about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Police are investigating why the driver of the northbound car lost control before hitting the other cars going in the opposite way. The highway's divider is more than three feet high.

crisis workers took the three victims to St. Luke's Hospital. One was treated and released; the other two are in stable condition.

Cops shut down all but one downtown lane, creating a close to logjam as far north as the George Washington Bridge.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sorrow counselors on hand for classmates of Coral Springs teens killed in crash

Grief counselors are probable to be on hand Monday for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, which is sorrow the loss of three classmates killed in a weekend car accident.
The three Coral Springs teens, the length of with a fourth boy who survived, were out celebrating their high school homecoming when they got into a fender-bender on University Drive just following midnight Sunday morning.

What might have been a mere stoppage turned tragic when, within minutes, their car rocketed backward for at least 150 yards and flipped over into a deep canal.

"It was a huge bang. It sounded like an explosion," said Peter Lyons, whose house is contiguous to the canal, which runs under Broken Woods Drive.

Evan Sinisgalli, 15, freed himself from the car and climbed to shore, where he screamed for help. "He was in shock," said Brittany O'Brien, 20, who was sitting on an dwelling balcony nearby with friends who instantly dialed 911.

Neighbors who heard the collide at 12:18 a.m. said the car was upside losing in the water when police arrived and dove into the canal after the passengers, said Coral Springs Police Sgt. Joe McHugh.

Sean Maxey, 16, the driver of the 2007 red Volkswagen, and travelers Robert Nugent, 16, and Anthony Almonte, 16, were taken to Coral Springs checkup Center, where they were pronounced dead.

Neighbors, families shaken by double deadly crash on M-57

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Rodney Dines cannot envisage why his wife of nearly 35 years tried to pass another car Sunday on busy M-57, apparently without sufficient passing distance.

"She didn't usually drive M-57. She generally takes Lincoln Lake Road," the grieving husband said Sunday later than the crash that took lives from two families.

Corine Dines, 52, of Cedar Springs, died after police said she tried to pass another car, both itinerant east on M-57, but both vehicles collided with an looming pickup just before noon.
The additional car's driver, Belinda Shockley, 58, of Rockford, also died and four others in Shockley's car, including two toddlers, were injured.

"I haven't yet bottomed out yet," Dines said, acknowledging stun. "I'm definitely going to miss her."

The crash left close to neighbors shaken.

Glen Oliver was surveillance television in his Oakfield Township home Sunday morning when he thought he heard a car door closing in his driveway.

When Oliver, 35, stuck his head out his front door, he saw the overwhelming accident. The crash occurred around 11:50 a.m. when Dines, driving a Pontiac Bonneville on 14 Mile Road, tried to pass the Buick LeSabre driven by Shockley. The two cars collided almost head-on with a westbound GMC Sierra pickup driven by 31-year-old Judson Bancroft, of Greenville.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Accident highlights risky road near Tottenville High School

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Tottenville high school senior who was gearing up for next week’s creation of “Sing” was struck by a car and critically injured while leaving school untimely today a tragic accident that highlighted a dangerous stretch of Luten Avenue in front of the large South Shore school, where 4,000 students attend.

Janine Brawer, 17, was hurried to Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, where she underwent emergency operation and was in grave condition, according to a police source.

She was hit around 11:30 a.m. as she was leaving the Huguenot school as part of an near the beginning dismissal.

Police and school officials said a Nissan Maxima driven by an additional Tottenville student stopped to let Miss Brawer cross Luten Avenue but was struck from behind by a second car, also driven by a student from the school.

Parking plane crashes into VIP recline, killing passenger

A Rwandair traveler plane bound for Uganda crashed into the airport VIP lounge in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, yesterday and killed one passenger, officials said.

Richard Masozera, director common of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, told reporters the pilot of the 50-seat jet reported a problem two minutes into the flight from Kigali and asked to land once more.

"He landed securely on the runway and was guided by the marshals into the parking area," Masozera said.

"For some unexplained reason, the plane, from the parking spot, took off once more at full power and ... took a right turn, unexplained, into the scientific building," he said.

Information Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said the plane, supposedly a Bombadier CRJ-100, had hit the VIP lounge, which is inside the scientific building.

Masozera said crisis services responded within two minutes of the crash, but one traveler later died of their injuries.

Jack Elk, acting chief managerial of Rwandair, said the airline's best guess was that the plane "auto-accelerated".

Millionaire and wife killed later than new helicopter crashed

 A millionaire and his wife were killed when they took to the air in their newly-acquired helicopter and crashed in weather circumstances which more experienced pilots might have chosen to avoid, an accident statement said.

It was probable that businessman Paul Spencer's eagerness of having just taken delivery'' of the Gazelle helicopter overcame any concerns about the strong and gusty wind conditions, the Air Accidents inquiry Branch (AAIB) report added.

Had his pilot colleagues known that Mr Spencer, 43, of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, was intending to fly, ''they would have tried to deter him from doing so'', the AAIB said.

The report also said that extensive goods capitalist Mr Spencer, although experienced in flying fixed-wing aircraft, had only just qualified to fly helicopters.

Car robber jailed over fatal crash

A drink-driving car robber has been jailed for 12 years for causing the deaths of two women in a car crash.

Janet Herd and Linda Tansley were died when their Ford Fiesta was struck by a stolen Mercedes driven by Daniel Witter in Bradford in August.

The 23-year-old had admitted two counts of causing death by perilous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and driving over the permissible alcohol limit.

A judge at Bradford Crown Court described Witter as "contemptible".

Ms Herd, 49, and Ms Tansley, 48, each had two kids and were from the Eccleshill region of Bradford.

They were killed as they returned house from a school meeting.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Passenger airplane to be crashed in desert for Channel 4 documentary

Two pilots will parachute from a passenger jet before it crash-lands at high speed in an empty desert as part of a scientific research to be screened on television next year.

Viewers will be capable to watch as the pilots board the plane before setting it on a accident course for the Channel 4 documentary.

Plane Crash is expected to give scientists precious information about how aircraft react in potentially fatal accidents.

The 300-seat wide-bodied passenger jet will be loaded with cameras and sensors, along with crash test dummies taking the place of passengers and group.

The landing site will be filmed from each angle.

Broadcasters anticipate the footage and data will give scientists an 'unprecedented insight' into what happens when a plane crashes, enabling experts to study how areas such as seat belt design, seat bargain and overhead baggage can have an impact on passenger safety.

Airbags currently fitted to car seatbelts

Half a century after the arrival of the three-point seatbelt, Ford car has developed a edition that incorporates an airbag. The inflatable seat belt works by dispersal the force of impact across a considerably greater area of the torso than a conservative seat belt. Airbags are used in an increasing number of applications – they have been integrated into motorcycle jackets and a Japanese company has developed the technology to be worn by the mature to protect against falls

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jet crash relating Tim Hortons co-founder reveals pilot problems

HALIFAX, N.S. — mainly Canadian pilots are unaware of the limitations of sure guidance systems that help them land their aircraft, the Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in a statement that examined the 2007 crash of a business jet in northern Nova Scotia.

The jet, carrying Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce and seven other travelers, was en route from Hamilton to Joyce's private airstrip at Fox Harb'r Resort when it started its final move toward in a gusty crosswind.

The plane landed two metres short of the airstrip and the right landing gear plowed into a flower bed at 189 kilometres per hour and collapsed when it hit the edge of the roadway.

The jet's right wing slammed into the tarmac and the aircraft skidded on its belly for 300 metres, veering off airstrip 33 and bouncing over a number of earthen mounds before grinding to a halt close to a row of comfort condos.

Joyce suffered two fractured spine. The aircraft's first officer also injured his back. The captain and the other passengers sustained slight injuries.

The two pilots had limited experience flying the 14-passenger jet and were ignorant that the visual, ground-based guidance system they were using wasn't appropriate for the aircraft, the report said.

This is a ordinary mistake made by pilots, the report said.

"Although most pilots are conscious that different ... systems are in use, they are not aware of what the limitations of those (systems) are," the statement said.

"Many flight crews do not know which visual landing system is proper for their aircraft."

The system, known as a slither slope indicator, uses red and white signal lights to show imminent pilots when they are too high or too low when coming in for a landing.

4-vehicle wreck closes Tampa junction; 2 injured

The male driver of a pickup was transported to a local hospital with non serious injuries.
TAMPA - The junction of Palm Avenue and 21st Street is closed after a four-vehicle crash about 2:30 p.m. today.

The wreck left one woman in sadly condition. She was driving a little pickup that slammed into a commercial building on the southeast corner, said Tampa Fire liberate spokesman Capt. Bill Wade.

It took firefighters an hour to extract the woman from the truck, Wade said. She was moved to Tampa General Hospital.

A full-size pickup concerned in the wreck ended up on its side, Wade said. The male driver was transported to hospital; his injury were not considered life-threatening.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Police followed car earlier than fatal crash

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (RELEASE) - At around 10:25 p.m. Monday, a Lockport Police Officer attempted to stop the driver of a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix for a traffic infringement near the corner of McCollum and Chesnut Streets in the city of Lockport. The driver refused to stop. A number of marked police cars followed the vehicle on surface streets in the east end of the city. The driver ultimately proceeded north on Vine Street where he lost control near the corner of Garden Street. The car rolled over, actually ejecting the driver and the passenger. No additional vehicles were involved in the accident. Niagara region Sheriff's Office Accident inquiry Unit was requested and responded to the scene. The driver, George E. Davis, 42, of North Transit Street in the City of Lockport was killed in the collide. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Niagara region Coroner Kenneth Lederhouse. The autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The traveler, Duane J. Whalen, 51, of Washburn Street in the City of Lockport was injured in the crash. He was transported by Mercy Flight to Erie region Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition.

3 injured in little plane crash in SC

-->GREENVILLE, S.C. - A little plane that left from Norfolk, Va. crashed in South Carolina on Monday, sending three people to the hospital and causing the end of part of a state highway.
The multiengine King Air B200 crashed short of the runway at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport around 10:15 a.m., central Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

Three public were sent to a hospital. Stevens' Aviation COO Neil McGrail identified two of the injured as Stevens employees. Ed Wilk is in fair condition and Derrick Holliday is in serious but stable condition. The third victim is also listed in grave but stable condition, but McGrail did not liberate that person's name.

The airplane crashed while attempting to land. It hit a guard rail and skipped over state Highway 14 before finally landing on grass, airport spokeswoman Rosylin Weston told the Greenville News. No cars were hit.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Florida aviation accident- 2 killed in Florida airplane crash

 Legal reports for Florida aviation accident attorneys. A small plane crashed while practicing maneuvers.

central Aviation Administration alerts Florida aviation accident attorneys- A Cessna 172 plane crashed while doing preparation exercises.

Tallahassee, FL—Two people were sadly killed after their small plane fell from the sky while conducting training exercises. The Cessna 172 airplane crashed on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 after the plane took off from Tallahassee local Airport, as reported by WCTV6.

The nationwide Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported the pilot and a passenger of the Cessna aircraft was practicing traffic patters, take-offs and landings when for unknown reasons the plane crashed into close to wooded area. The pilot reportedly did not make any distress calls before plummeting to the ground. Air traffic controllers only became aware of the plane crash when they discovered a fire had ignited in the nearby woods. Debris from the crash was scattered across more than 200 yards around the ruins, and the cockpit was destroyed from the crash and fire. The two occupants of the plane were marked dead at the scene of the wreck.

Ex-NFL Lawrence Taylor arrested in Miami-Dade

previous New York Giants great Lawrence Taylor was arrested late Sunday for leaving the scene of an accident in Miami-Dade, according to jail proceedings. Taylor, 50, was booked into jail at 9:57 p.m. and released a little time later on $500 bond. Taylor was in a crash about 6:35 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Palmetto thruway at Northwest 103rd Street. Responding officers issued an alert for a ``white vehicle missing the frontage right tire,'' said Lt. James Durden of the Florida Highway Patrol. Just off the after that exit on the Palmetto, Hialeah police spotted the white car off the road. Taylor was standing exterior, talking on his cellphone. He said he had been involved in a car crash,'' Durden said, adding Taylor said he thought he beat a guard rail and not another car.

Friday, November 6, 2009

North Carolina aviation accident - 2 Southern Community injured in plane crash

Legal reports for North Carolina aviation accident attorneys. A small plane crashed into a cornfield close to Asheville.

Federal Aviation Administration alerts North Carolina aviation accident attorneys- A plane crash injured two Southern group of people Bank executives.

Asheville, N.C.—Two people were critically injured when their single-engine plane crashed in a cornfield after experiencing engine trouble. The almost fatal plane crash happened on Tuesday afternoon, November 3, 2009 around 5:00 p.m., near Brush Creek and Bethany Church Roads, as reported by the Citizen-Times.

Two executives from Southern Community Bank in Winston-Salem, identified as James Monroe and James Hastings are listed in pale condition after their plane crashed in a cornfield. The aircraft, a single-engine Mooney M-20C, took off from Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem around 4:20 p.m., en route to Asheville for a business trip. Around 5:00 p.m., the plane in fact started to experience engine trouble and tried to make an emergency landing in a cornfield.

Two children, aged 6 and 7, two women hurt in Pilbara smash

The kids aged six and seven are believed to have suffered head injuries, broken legs and probable spinal injuries.

The lady driver of the vehicle and a female passenger were also offended in the car crash and were flown to Royal Perth Hospital.

It is believed that some of the occupants of the car were not tiring seatbelts.

One of the rescuers who attended the Port Hedland crash has posted a statement on PerthNow axiom it was not clear whether all the passengers were seatbelted in.

Reader comment: As a member of the rescue team that assisted in this occurrence I think we shouldn't jump to conclusions too soon.

It is not yet clear whether all the victims of this accident were tiring seatbelts or not. I agree with the message that seatbelts should be worn, but I know for a fact that at least 2 public in this vehicle were wearing their belt, because we had to cut the girdle in order to get them out.

Police are still investigating all the causes of this accident and will no doubt allocate the findings.
The accident happened about 3.30pm after the driver of a Mitsubishi sedan lost control of the vehicle and shattered into a light pole in Cook Point.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Two Haysville Men were Died in Crash




Man suffers head injuries later than car crash

A MAN suffered serious head injuries after a car crash in Lower near the beginning yesterday (Wednesday).

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was the sole passenger in a Birkin kit car which was in crash with a tree after it left the road on Lower Earley Way at 3pm.

He was airlifted to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital where he is in a serious state.
Officers closed the highway between Rushey Way and Meldreth Way for more than three hours while crash investigators accessed the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the accident should contact PC Phil Davies on 0845 8 505 505.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Records show trucking company in deadly Winsted crash had other unsafe trucks

WINSTED -- The Sysco Food Services tractor-trailer that police say crossed the center line beside Route 44 here in a fatal head-on crash on April 3 wasn't the company's only truck that was identified as insecure.

Federal and state moving records show that four others in the state's fleet of 113 trucks were cited within the past 24 months.

Alfred B. Mencuccini of Mencuccini and Logan in Torrington, who represents the relations of SUV driver Heather Gunther, 33, who died in the wreck, said the truck will be cited as a contributing cause in a lawsuit because its brakes and one tire were establish to be unsafe.

Within the past 24 months, 21 trucks owned by Sysco Connecticut of Rocky Hill were arbitrarily checked by state police and Department of Motor Vehicle truck inspection squads in Connecticut, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety management and the DMV. One driver was also removed from service.

U.S. Airlines Lobby Feds to Oppose universal Aviation Emissions Tax

The Air Transport Association fired off a letter to Todd Stern, the U.S. Climate modify Envoy, requesting that the U.S. stand against a proposed international tax on aviation emissions. In the letter, the ATA states that the worldwide Air Passenger Adaptation Levy (PDF), proposed by a set of countries led by The Maldives, would lead to undue price hikes in air tickets. The levy would support climate change improvement efforts in the developing world. The ATA estimates that the levy could add anywhere from $6-62 extra in fees per global flight sold. The ATA says it wants the Obama management to support the International Civil Aviation Organization in taking the lead role in developing and implementing a universal sectoral framework for aviation and climate change.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Russian military plane crashes, 11 members dead

MOSCOW -- A Russian heavy-lift armed forces cargo plane crashed on takeoff Sunday in Siberia, killing all 11 team members on board, officials said.

The air crash was the second accident in less than a month involving an Il-76 , the foundation of the Soviet and Russian air force since the 1970s. These and a string of other accidents have raised concerns about the provision of Russia's aging fleet of Soviet-built aircraft.

The reason of Sunday's crash was not yet known. The four-engine plane had just taken off from Mirny in the Sakha Republic when it banked to the right and was not capable to gain altitude, said Vasily Panchenkov, a spokesman for the internal Troops, which were flying the aircraft.

The plane hit a slag heap from an old mine and crashed, exploding on collision, he said. The plane, which was headed to Irkutsk, was carrying no cargo but its petroleum tanks were full.

amazing continued existence in Jordyn Beach

A teenage girl who survived being flung over a bridge and into the river below when a van complete of her friends collided with a car crash on Saturday morning is amazingly nursing just a broken arm and a cut to the head.

Jordyn Beach, 17, was one of three who were catapulted out of the van and into the shallow water 15m below when the head-on crash happened just before 2am on a bridge close to Taradale.

Jordyn's boyfriend, Havelock North High School student Robert Waikari, 17, and his friend Max Harman, 17, fell alongside her but were establish dead in the river when police arrived.

Jordyn managed to walk out of the river and up to the road where she was met by police inward to help.

Her mother, Barbara Beach, the proprietor of Diva Bistro and Bar in Havelock North, said her daughter was "sensitively distraught".

She had been discharged from Hawke's Bay hospice yesterday afternoon.
"She has a kaput arm and a big slash on her head but she is coming exact," Mrs Beach said.

Police had come to their house in the premature hours of Saturday to tell them of the crash.

an extra Havelock North High School student, 16-year-old Tamoko Christy, had been driving the van and police said she had been drinking.