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Showing posts with label accidents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label accidents. Show all posts

Friday, 18 May 2018

Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

More than 100 die in Havana air crash
More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media says.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Bridge collapse in Kolkata, India, leaves scores dead, others trapped under rubble

A long section of an overpass under construction collapsed on Thursday in a crowded Kolkata neighborhood and sent tons of concrete and steel slamming onto midday traffic, killing at least 21 people and leaving scores of others injured, police said.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Russia rejects claim that IS group shot down aircraft

Russia’s Transport Minister on Saturday dismissed reports that the Islamic State group downed the Russian plane that crashed Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, saying the claims “can’t be considered accurate”.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Death toll in China’s Tianjin blasts climbs to 104

The death toll from massive explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 104, the country’s official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday citing local authorities.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Second black box confirms co-pilot crashed plane (Several times during the descent, the pilot changed the automatic pilot...)

Data from the second black box found in the wreckage of the Germanwings flight that crashed last week in the French Alps confirm the co-pilot acted deliberately, investigators said.

"A first reading shows that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to descend the plane towards an altitude of 100 feet (30 metres)," said the French BEA crash investigation office in a statement.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Winds hamper burning ferry rescue off Greece (About 160 rescued)

At least one person has been killed and hundreds more remain trapped after an Italian ferry with almost 500 people on board caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, the Italian Navy has confirmed.
About 160 people have been rescued so far, while Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document...

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe.
A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.

The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the US was narrowly spared a disaster of monumental proportions when two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina on 23 January 1961. 

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