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Message 2068748 - Posted: 19 Feb 2021, 6:05:19 UTC


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Message 2068749 - Posted: 19 Feb 2021, 6:05:38 UTC
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A close call.
A very, very close call.

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Message 2068809 - Posted: 20 Feb 2021, 5:59:14 UTC

There is stupid and then there is a special kind of stupid.
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Message 2068887 - Posted: 20 Feb 2021, 23:09:46 UTC

BREAKING NEWS United Airlines Boeing 777 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200, registered N772UA, suffered an uncontained engine failure during its departure from Denver International Airport. Flight UA328 bound for Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport was forced to return to Denver just a few minutes into the flight after the right-hand engine malfunctioned. The incident led to scattered debris falling throughout residential neighborhoods west of the airport.

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Message 2069141 - Posted: 23 Feb 2021, 23:43:14 UTC

Well Tiger Woods has done it again.

Tiger Woods hospitalized after rollover crash.

Maybe it's time to take his drivers license away, but it maybe too late for this truck driver who took on a train.

Smoke plumes fill air after 18-wheeler collides with train.

Carrying a load of carrying coal and petrol isn't a good idea when taking on a train though.
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Message 2069151 - Posted: 24 Feb 2021, 2:14:01 UTC - in response to Message 2069141.  

it maybe too late for this truck driver who took on a train.

Smoke plumes fill air after 18-wheeler collides with train.

Carrying a load of carrying coal and petrol isn't a good idea when taking on a train though.

That's what happens when you build transport systems that have to cross. If you won't build the pipeline separate the grade crossings.

No Darwin award on this one.
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Message 2069335 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 4:39:43 UTC

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Message 2069339 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 5:34:29 UTC

I wonder if that trailer has ever been expected for road worthiness or if anyone bothered to check its load rating and weight/load positioning specs.

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Message 2069344 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 8:26:56 UTC - in response to Message 2069339.  

I wonder if that trailer has ever been expected for road worthiness or if anyone bothered to check its load rating and weight/load positioning specs.
It wouldn't surprise me if the load was within the rating of the trailer.
Of course the trailer load rating would be for a load spread out along it's entire length, not having the total rated load placed on one small section...
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Message 2069349 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 11:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 2069344.  

Maybe so, but what about common sense?
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Message 2069351 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 12:12:31 UTC - in response to Message 2069349.  

Maybe so, but what about common sense?

It's not all that common.
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Message 2069354 - Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 13:05:18 UTC

I wonder if that trailer has ever been expected for road worthiness or if anyone bothered to check its load rating and weight/load positioning specs.
It wouldn't surprise me if the load was within the rating of the trailer.
Of course the trailer load rating would be for a load spread out along it's entire length, not having the total rated load placed on one small section...
It may have been within the rated weight load of the trailer, but there are specific load positions for concentrated heavy loads most of which usually need the load to be centered over the 1st or 2nd axle of that type of trailer depending on the concentration of that weight, and then again it may have also been a S.A. registered trailer that has never had a safety inspection in its life so could've been suffering severe metal fatigue and/or corrosion of the frame rails. About 15-20 years ago S.A. registered trailers were banned from N.S.W. roads because they were deemed a safety hazard here due to them never being safety inspected. ;-)

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Message 2070765 - Posted: 15 Mar 2021, 16:04:55 UTC

9/10 their insurance is also invalidated.
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Message 2070781 - Posted: 15 Mar 2021, 19:58:42 UTC - in response to Message 2070765.  

9/10 their insurance is also invalidated.
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Looks like there is another empty seat there. Car wasn't full, he could have got 2 or 3 boxes in there! :D
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Message 2070878 - Posted: 16 Mar 2021, 23:22:52 UTC

Three people, including a young boy, have died after a small aircraft crashed and collided with an SUV just outside an airport in Florida.

Three people, including a young boy, have died after a small aircraft plunged from the sky and collided with an SUV just outside an airport in Florida.

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue said the crash occurred shortly after the Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft took off from the nearby North Perry Airport.

The incident was captured on a neighbour’s security camera. The plane is seen colliding with an SUV that was driving down the road, before skidding and stopping at a barricade. The plane then bursts into flames with the fire quickly spreading across the road.

The dark coloured SUV is not visible after the crash in the surveillance video, but aerial footage captured later shows it burnt out and wrecked at the side of the road near a tree, according to local media.
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Message 2070879 - Posted: 16 Mar 2021, 23:26:10 UTC
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Some can be lucky.

US couple rescued from car dangling over a bridge 30m over a gorge.

An elderly couple had a lucky escape after their ute crashed through a bridge barrier, leaving them dangling precariously above a 30m canyon.

The 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck was saved from falling into the gorge below by a pair of camp trailer safety chains linking it to a nine-metre camper trailer, which remained on the bridge, The Sun reports.

Idaho State Police responded to the accident at around 2.45pm on Monday, finding two people trapped inside the vehicle hanging nose-down off the side of the bridge over the Malad Gorge.

Authorities identified the driver as a 67-year-old man and the passenger as a 64-year-old woman, both from Garden City. They have not been named.


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Message 2071320 - Posted: 20 Mar 2021, 18:16:41 UTC

After crash, driver stabs, chokes other motorists on North Texas highway, police say
[suspect] faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the attack.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. Thursday in the express lanes of the highway after several cars were involved in an accident.

[suspect] got out of his damaged vehicle and got into an argument with other drivers in the crash as well as a passerby who stopped to intervene, police said. During the argument, [suspect] is accused attacking three people.

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Message 2071643 - Posted: 23 Mar 2021, 21:53:18 UTC

Watch: Video shows car go airborne, crash into Fort Worth middle school building
When emergency responders arrived, the driver was outside of the car, Perez said. Police did not know if he crawled out or was ejected from the car. He had serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

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