Transportation Safety 3

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

Previous · 1 . . . 125 · 126 · 127 · 128 · 129 · 130 · 131 . . . 147 · Next

AuthorMessage
W-K 666 Project Donor
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 18 May 99
Posts: 17857
Credit: 40,757,560
RAC: 67
United Kingdom
Message 2094460 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 22:20:52 UTC

ID: 2094460 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13398
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2094461 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 22:30:11 UTC - in response to Message 2094460.  
Last modified: 18 Feb 2022, 22:30:51 UTC

Storm Eunice: Terrifying moment bus crashes into falling tree
Very lucky no one was injured, incredibly unlucky to have been in the wrong place & just the wrong time, but still very lucky it fell in front of the bus & not on to it.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2094461 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094462 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 22:42:00 UTC - in response to Message 2094460.  

Storm Eunice: Terrifying moment bus crashes into falling tree
That was a shattering experience in many ways. :-O

Cheers.
ID: 2094462 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094544 - Posted: 19 Feb 2022, 21:09:08 UTC

Someone was going too fast down the hill and didn't make the bend, sadly someone else was going the other way at the time. :-O

Two killed in head-on crash between two road trains in NSW.

For the residents of Brewarrina it would've sounded like a very big bomb going off.
ID: 2094544 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094592 - Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 8:09:06 UTC

Keep your eye out for these things as they do tend to fall out of the sky. ;-)

Video captures moment helicopter crashes on crowded US beach.

Thankfully there were no serious injuries reported.

Cheers.
ID: 2094592 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094595 - Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 9:20:42 UTC

ID: 2094595 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13398
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2094596 - Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 9:37:01 UTC - in response to Message 2094592.  
Last modified: 20 Feb 2022, 9:43:15 UTC

Keep your eye out for these things as they do tend to fall out of the sky. ;-)

Video captures moment helicopter crashes on crowded US beach.

Thankfully there were no serious injuries reported.
One dead, one critical according the the article (may have been updated since initial posting).


Actually i'm struggling to make sense of it.
The first paragraph
A police officer has died after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed into the ocean just off Miami Beach in Florida according to local police.

The splashdown occurred at around 1.10pm on Saturday local time, Miami Beach police said.
Then the rest of the article is about a police shopper crash in LA, same as your second posting
Police have confirmed that Nicholas Vella, 44, who has worked at the Huntington Beach Police Department for 14 years died in the crash.

A second officer is in a critical condition after he was rescued. The officer’s name has not been released.


I'm thinking both stories are about the same crash-- but the first story has some unrelated incident in Florida at the start of it.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2094596 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094599 - Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 9:47:47 UTC

Yes that 1st story has greatly changed since I posted it.
ID: 2094599 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Richard Haselgrove Project Donor
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 4 Jul 99
Posts: 14532
Credit: 200,643,578
RAC: 874
United Kingdom
Message 2094600 - Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 10:25:27 UTC

The BBC is showing video of an actual crash - in broad daylight off a busy beach - and sourcing it to the Miami PD.

Miami helicopter crash: Police share video showing swimmers metres away from site

The Huntington event happened under very different lighting conditions - I think they are different events.
ID: 2094600 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Gary Charpentier Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 29527
Credit: 53,134,872
RAC: 32
United States
Message 2094616 - Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 16:11:13 UTC - in response to Message 2094600.  

ID: 2094616 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094656 - Posted: 21 Feb 2022, 1:48:09 UTC
Last modified: 21 Feb 2022, 1:48:28 UTC

They most definitely were separate incidents and stories (when posted), though why the 1st link got messed up between the 2 incidents I have no idea, but the original link has been totally deleted now.

Cheers.
ID: 2094656 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
rob smith Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 7 Mar 03
Posts: 21179
Credit: 416,307,556
RAC: 380
United Kingdom
Message 2094735 - Posted: 22 Feb 2022, 9:07:23 UTC

An interim report into October 2021's train crash near Salisbury has just been released:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/interim-report-012021-collision-between-passenger-trains-at-salisbury-tunnel-junction?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=772dae3a-5210-4a36-9f49-6b8c858b99a7&utm_content=daily
The finger looks to be pointing at crushed leaves and poor rail cleaning & treatment.
Bob Smith
Member of Seti PIPPS (Pluto is a Planet Protest Society)
Somewhere in the (un)known Universe?
ID: 2094735 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13398
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2094737 - Posted: 22 Feb 2022, 9:35:57 UTC - in response to Message 2094735.  

An interim report into October 2021's train crash near Salisbury has just been released:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/interim-report-012021-collision-between-passenger-trains-at-salisbury-tunnel-junction?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=772dae3a-5210-4a36-9f49-6b8c858b99a7&utm_content=daily
The finger looks to be pointing at crushed leaves and poor rail cleaning & treatment.
Thanks for that.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2094737 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094766 - Posted: 22 Feb 2022, 20:51:56 UTC

They even come down in pairs.

2 Utah National Guard helicopters crash during training accident.

There will be more to come on that story.
ID: 2094766 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Dr Who Fan
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Jan 01
Posts: 2703
Credit: 715,342
RAC: 4
United States
Message 2094767 - Posted: 22 Feb 2022, 21:00:34 UTC

Lots of things were done wrong by Car driver and passenger.
A Bicyclist Won A 6-Figure Lawsuit After She Was Doored
(Car driver) parked adjacent to the Washington Street bike lane to let out (passenger), wedging his Lexus SUV between flex posts that line the green lane for cyclist safety. (Car driver's) hazards were on while the car was stopped.

... (Car driver) spoke to (passenger) with the door ajar for 30-40 more seconds, then she fully opened the door and hit (cyclist).

ID: 2094767 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Gary Charpentier Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 29527
Credit: 53,134,872
RAC: 32
United States
Message 2094792 - Posted: 23 Feb 2022, 5:07:31 UTC - in response to Message 2094735.  

The finger looks to be pointing at crushed leaves and poor rail cleaning & treatment.

Just how much accumulates and how fast after a "cleaning" attempt anyway? Just how clean is it after a pass?

Of course this will get the crud off.
ID: 2094792 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094796 - Posted: 23 Feb 2022, 5:44:19 UTC

There seems to be a plague of these things ATM. :-(

4 dead in helicopter crash at US Navy facility.
ID: 2094796 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Dr Who Fan
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Jan 01
Posts: 2703
Credit: 715,342
RAC: 4
United States
Message 2094842 - Posted: 23 Feb 2022, 23:08:36 UTC

Navigation Tools Could Be Pointing Drivers To The Shortest Route — But Not The Safest
... at Texas A&M, designed a study to examine the safety of navigational tools. Comparing the safest and shortest routes between five metropolitan areas in Texas — Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Houston and Bryan-College Station — including more than 29,000 road segments, they found that taking a route with an 8% reduction in travel time could increase the risk of being in a crash by 23%.

ID: 2094842 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile ML1
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 17081
Credit: 7,508,002
RAC: 20
United Kingdom
Message 2094849 - Posted: 24 Feb 2022, 0:02:10 UTC - in response to Message 2094842.  

Safety, or efficiency/economy, or reliability, are not part of the algorithm...


Stay safe folks!
Martin
See new freedom: Mageia Linux
Take a look for yourself: Linux Format
The Future is what We all make IT (GPLv3)
ID: 2094849 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 28420
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2094939 - Posted: 25 Feb 2022, 15:52:55 UTC

Salvage team boards burnt ship with luxury cars off Azores, towing begins.

More than a week after a ship packed with luxury cars caught fire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a salvage team managed to board the vessel on Friday and started to tow it to a safe location off the Portuguese Azores archipelago.

In a statement, ship manager Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) said the Felicity Ace remained stable, and the smoke that for days billowed from the vessel, adrift around 170 km southwest of the Azores, had stopped.

The 22 crew members of the Panama-flagged Felicity Ace, which was carrying around 4,000 vehicles including Porsches, Audis and Bentleys from Germany to the United States, were evacuated last Wednesday, the day the fire broke out.

Some of the vehicles are electric and their lithium-ion batteries have made the fire very difficult to extinguish, port officials have said.

Previous attempts to board the ship to assess its condition and start preparing it for towing had failed due to the fire and rough seas.

On Friday, the team was able to board by helicopter and the salvage boat Bear started towing the vessel to a "safe area off Azores", the ship manager said. It was not clear where exactly the vessel was being towed to.

It was being escorted by two tug boats and another salvage craft equipped with firefighting gear, MOL said.

Insurance experts said the incident could result in losses of $155 million.
I wonder if we'll get to see any pics of the inside.

Cheers.
ID: 2094939 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Previous · 1 . . . 125 · 126 · 127 · 128 · 129 · 130 · 131 . . . 147 · Next

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3


 
©2022 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.