TOKYO -- An overnight bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan careened off a mountain road early Friday, killing 14 passengers and injuring 27 others.
Fire and disaster management officials said the bus veered into the opposite lane near the famous resort town of Karuizawa, in Nagano prefecture, rammed through a guardrail and slid down the mountainside a short distance. TV footage showed the bus resting on its side against some trees, bent in the middle.
Boeing 777 with Russian tourists catches fire above Dominican Republic
A passenger of the flight, Ekaterina Sokolova, described the details of the emergency landing, NTV reports. According to the passenger, one of the engines of the airplane exploded shortly after takeoff. The people on board started panicking, some were screaming, others were crying and praying.
The pilot requested emergency landing soon after takeoff. Oxygen masks were released, the plane landed safely, and all passengers were evacuated via inflatable ladders.
hey, Hawai'i doesn't seem like a great place for flying at this time ....
Chopper crashes into water near Arizona Memorial [ in Hawai'i] ; 1 critically injured
Witnesses at the Arizona Memorial visitors center described seeing smoke coming from the helicopter's tail shortly before it went down in the water just off shore. Good Samaritans who saw the crash said they jumped into the water and helped pull the people to shore. A knife was needed to free one of the passengers from a seatbelt in the chopper. Max Burner, of Redwood City, Calif., said the helicopter started "sputtering" at about 500 feet before crashing just off shore.
Bahamas - Dramatic moment JetBlue plane touched down on its nose and sent sparks flying on the runway after its landing gear failed
Embraer 190 was flying from the Washington, D.C., area to the Bahamas Plane's nose gear failed to fully extend as it approached Nassau's airport Crew was unable to solve the problem as the plane circled overhead When it landed the nose tilted downward and scraped along the runway Sparks flew for a brief period and the plane was sprayed with foam
Tenn. - 5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains
...the helicopter appeared to have come down the side of a mountain and crashed at the foot of it. “There’s a little bit of the tail fin of the helicopter, and that’s about all that’s left, that and the console, that’s about it,” he [ police chief] said.
France - Accident: Berlin A320 near Nantes on Apr 2nd 2016, first officer incapacitated by fumes
An Air Berlin Airbus A320-200, registration D-ABNT performing flight AB-2191 from Las Palmas,CI (Spain) to Leipzig (Germany) with 179 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 80nm south of Nantes (France) when the first officer became incapacitated after fumes had been noticed on the flight deck prompting both flight crew to don their oxygen masks. The captain diverted the aircraft to Nantes for a safe landing on runway 03 about 15 minutes later. The first officer was taken to a hospital.
Mar. 24 - Australian authorities tight-lipped on Qantas pilot death
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Australia were tight-lipped Thursday about the circumstances surrounding the death of an experienced Qantas Airways Boeing 747 pilot, who crashed a small plane off the country’s coast this week. Paul Whyte, a first officer on the Australian airline’s international flights, was the only person aboard a rented Cessna 172 when it vanished from radar late Monday over the Pacific Ocean 11 kilometers (seven miles) northeast of Byron Bay, near Australia’s most easterly point, Northern Rivers Aero Club president Wally Soward said.
There are many airline mishaps and 'driving errors' on the runway this week. We won't post them all because there are too many.
But these 2 small incident are typical of what's going on everyday in the US and other places. They may not make national news, but there are a LOT of them.
1 - Philly
Flights were temporarily halted at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday morning after a plane had to make an emergency landing, federal aviation officials said. The Piedmont Air Flight 4801 from Richmond, Virginia, had declared an emergency due to smoke in the cabin and cockpit. It landed safely and passengers were evacuated via emergency slide
Hundreds of people are awaiting a new flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after their plane had to make an emergency landing for a cracked windshield. The American Airlines flight landed around 3:30 p.m. It originated in Miami and was going to Chicago.
Long Is., New York (near NYC) The debris field for this small plane crash is 2 miles long --- it blew up in mid-air)
WPIX News - Cause of plane crash that killed 3 people in Syosset investigated (has video)
...The Beech BE35 aircraft crashed on Cold Spring Road around 3:39 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after the pilot put out a mayday call in which he sounded calm but expressed concern as the plane "lost more" of its panel.
Three people onboard were killed and have yet to be identified.
Those with a window seat got quite the view: The piece covering the plane's right engine -- or cowling, as it's called -- had come off. As photos posted by CNN affiliate WTVF showed, the loose piece then appeared to have struck part of the fuselage. The pilot declared an emergency, and the plane landed safely in Nashville.
Offshore drilling regulator warns of bolt failures in Gulf of Mexico
The federal government’s top offshore drilling regulator warned Tuesday that metal bolts used to hold together drilling equipment under the surface of the ocean were failing faster than anticipated.
Brian Salerno, director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, said so far the failures had not resulted in any major oil leaks or other incidents but the rapid corrosion concerned inspectors.
“They’re very simple and design and concept but they’re critical,” he said during a press conference at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. “If a vital connection point fails, the entire system is compromised.”
Two plane crashes in Hawaii leave five dead and two injured
A group of two instructors, two tandem jumpers and a pilot took off for a skydiving tour from Port Allen Airport in Kauai at 9:30 a.m. The single-engine Cessna they were in crashed just outside the airport in Hanapepe......
....In a separate incident off the island of Oahu, a single-engine airplane experienced engine trouble while inbound to Honolulu International Airport when it landed in the water just off of Makaha Beach
TOP U.S. MILITARY STUNT PILOTS CANNOT KEEP THEIR CRAFT ALOFT! ENDANGER PRESIDENT!
Colo. - Pilot ejects after F-16 from USAF graduation flyover loses engine power The fighter jet had just flown over the USAF academy's graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, where President Obama delivered the commencement address Thursday.
Tenn. - Pilot killed after U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna
News 2 spoke with witness Paula Payne who said the jet sounded louder than normal shorty before the crash.
“I looked out the window and heard the planes maneuvering again. I looked out the window and saw one straight out here come down, hit the ground, and explode,” she said.
Becca Burgess said she had been hearing the jets all day and noticed one was flying particularly low.
“I looked up and saw it coming down and I thought maybe they were doing dips … Then I saw a huge ball of orange fire, and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, he’s crashed,’” she explained. “I cried. I mean, the first thought was fear for the pilot.”
Top Russian Military Stunt Pilot Cannot Keep His Plane Aloft -
Russia says one of its Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet has crashed in the Moscow region, killing the pilot. The Defense Ministry said on June 9 that the aircraft belonging to the Russian Air Force's aerobatic demonstration team -- the Russian Knights -- was returning to its base when it crashed. The ministry added that the plane did not carry any ammunition and the crash did not cause any serious damage on the ground. The Defense Ministry's investigative commission is working at the site to try to determine what happened.
Daily Mail [UK] - Emirates passenger jet with 300 on board crash lands at Dubai International Airport after catching fire in the air... and EXPLODES on the runway
The Boeing 777 has crash landed at Dubai International Airport following a flight from Trivandrum in India Dramatic footage shows Emirates passenger jet exploding into a fireball on the runway after emergency landing All flights to the Dubai terminal have since been diverted while all take-offs and landings have been suspended Airline says there were no fatalities in the crash and that all 282 passengers, 18 crew were evacuated safely Reports claim all passengers descended emergency chutes within just minutes of plane coming to a halt There were 24 Britons, six Americans, two Australians and four Irish passengers on board the flight
"The pilot told passengers seconds from landing that there was a problem with landing gear on the plane, which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India. Other reports claimed the engine on the right side caught fire and fell off while coming in to land."
Post by missfrill on Sept 16, 2016 22:59:14 GMT -5
US Air Force to ground over a dozen F-35 warplanes, citing poor manufacturing & ‘crumbling’ material
... For being part of a $1.12 trillion project, the US military’s costliest weapons program ever, the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II might be expected to be presented as one tough cookie. But this cookie is crumbling, specifically from the inside, where poorly built insulation material is “crumbling” into fuel tanks, according to a statement from the US Air Force, Reuters reported.
Problems with material breaking off into fuel tank cooling lines “was discovered during depot modification of an F-35A and affects a total of 57 aircraft,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Friday.
Of the 57, 15 had been deployed for flight out of bases in Arizona, Nevada and Utah, according to the Air Force, with 13 of those belonging to the US and two to Norway. The remaining 42 are in production...
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