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Message 2100405 - Posted: 29 May 2022, 20:39:09 UTC

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Message 2100443 - Posted: 30 May 2022, 6:02:36 UTC

Update on missing plane.

Nepal plane wreck carrying 22 passengers found.

Rescuers in Nepal have found the crash site of a plane that went missing on Sunday with 22 people on board.

The wreckage of the plane, operated by Nepali carrier Tara Air, was recovered in the district of Mustang in northern Nepal, said a Nepal Army spokesman.

The passenger plane was on a 20-minute flight when it lost contact with air traffic control five minutes before it was due to land.

It is still not known if there are any survivors from the crash.

Four Indians, two Germans and 16 Nepalis were on board the plane, according to reports. But search operations were hampered by bad weather and mountainous terrain, and only resumed on Monday morning. ....
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Message 2100492 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 19:32:24 UTC

Owen Wilson has rims and tires stolen off his Tesla outside Santa Monica home
Police sources told the outlet that the estimated cost to replace everything would be around $4,000.
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Message 2100609 - Posted: 2 Jun 2022, 12:45:41 UTC

Nepal tightens flight rules after crash that killed 22.

Flights in Nepal will be cleared to fly only if there is favourable weather forecast throughout their route, according to new regulations announced in the wake of a recent crash that killed 22 people, officials said Thursday.

A full investigation into the crash of the Twin Otter aircraft in western Nepal on Sunday is underway, but a preliminary inquiry suggested that bad weather caused the accident.

Air traffic control lost contact with the twin-prop plane shortly after it took off from Pokhara and headed for Jomsom, a popular Himalayan trekking destination.

The wreckage was found a day later, with all 16 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans who were on board killed.

Aviation companies have raised concerns about how to implement the new regulations, citing the country's limited weather forecasting infrastructure.

Authorities say flight permits will now only be issued after the aircraft's operator submits a flight plan with weather information for the destination and the entire route of the flight, according to a Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal notice issued on Tuesday.

Providing en-route weather information was previously not mandatory....
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Message 2100658 - Posted: 3 Jun 2022, 14:39:04 UTC

Deadly train derailment in southern Germany.

At least three people were killed and about 60 injured when a train derailed in Germany's south-eastern state of Bavaria, police say.

The train, which was carrying many students, was heading to Munich when three carriages came off the tracks near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

It is unclear what caused the accident, a police spokesperson said.

Images published by local media show several crumpled train carriages lying on their sides.

Sixteen of the injured were in a serious condition, a spokesperson for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen local authority told reporters.

Six helicopters, including three scrambled from the Austrian region of Tyrol, have been on the scene to assist as rescue efforts continue.

"People are being pulled through the windows," police said. Police say that it cannot be ruled out that a number of students celebrating the beginning of the summer holidays are among those injured.

The accident happened at around 13:15 local time (11:15 GMT), shortly after the train left Garmisch-Partenkirchen for Munich.

Part of the route between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been blocked off and traffic has been diverted, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn says.

A US soldier based at a nearby air base was driving past when the train derailed. He told local media the accident had been "just awful - suddenly the train overturned"....
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Message 2100734 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 22:16:30 UTC

Will it take the shortest routes between two points or will it take the 'scenery routes' like some of it's human counterparts do?

General Motor's autonomous vehicle unit Cruise says it will deploy driverless taxis in San Francisco in a first for a major US city.

Cruise announced the plans for a ride hailing service using self-driving electric cars after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued it a permit to give rides without anyone in the driver's seat.

"This means that Cruise will be the first and only company to operate a commercial, driverless ride-hail service in a major US city," chief operating officer Gil West said in a blog post late Thursday.
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Message 2100736 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 22:33:54 UTC

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Train accident leaves 74 injured in Slovakia.

A train near the Strecno municipality stopped due to a defect and was hit by a locomotive which was coming to its aid. The site is close to an important railway junction.

Many people were injured after a passenger train collided with a locomotive in Slovakia on Friday.

According to Slovak police statement posted on social media, 59 people were mildly injured, 11 sustained moderate injuries and four severe injuries. 34 people were transferred to nearby hospitals.

Police said that the cause of the accident was under investigation....
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Message 2100759 - Posted: 5 Jun 2022, 2:55:10 UTC

Washington state drivers don't have to pull over for the cops anymore, so they aren't
In other words, if the cops see a driver doing something wrong and turn on their sirens and flashers but the motorist doesn’t pull over, there isn’t much they can do about it.
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Message 2100804 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 0:07:23 UTC

Only in Florida...
Couple Engaged in $3× While Driving Smash Head-On into FedEx Truck, Officials Say
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two people inside an SUV were discovered naked after a crash between the vehicle and a FedEx truck Thursday evening and it’s what was going on inside that may have caused the collision, according to officials.
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Message 2100805 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 0:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 2100804.  

Quite darwinian
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Message 2100965 - Posted: 8 Jun 2022, 7:46:46 UTC

At least 17 killed in train derailment in central Iran.

"Seventeen people are dead and 37 injured people have been transferred to hospital," emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi told state television.

"The number of the dead may rise as most of the injured are in critical condition," he said, adding that "24 ambulances and three helicopters have been dispatched to the scene."

Tabas is located in South Khorasan province roughly 900 kilometres (560 miles) by road from Tehran.

The deputy head of Iran's state-owned railways, Mir Hassan Moussavi, told the state broadcaster that the train was carrying 348 passengers.

It "derailed after hitting an excavator" that was near the track, he said.

Some of the injured were airlifted to hospital by helicopter, state television footage showed.

Rescue teams inspected the oveturned carriages as onlookers gathered nearby, pictures posted by the ISNA news agency showed.

One of the pictures showed a yellow excavator on its side by the track.

Five of the train's 11 coaches came off the track in the 5:30 am (0100 GMT) accident, the Iranian Red Crescent's head of emergency operations, Mehdi Valipour, told state television.

The Tabas prosecutor visited the scene as a judicial investigation was launched into the cause of the accident, Iranian media reported...
I wonder what OH&S is like over there.
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Message 2101177 - Posted: 11 Jun 2022, 15:44:07 UTC

There's a simple cure for this scam - READ THE CLEARANCE WARNING SIGNS. If your tractor trailer is almost or is as high as the clearance DON'T TRY GOING THROUGH!
Crash and Burned: Chicago's Predatory Tow Reputation Among The Nation's Truck Drivers
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Message 2101403 - Posted: 16 Jun 2022, 0:27:52 UTC

Naked Woman Stole Police Car, Ran Over Officer Before Crashing On West Side
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said the officer had been helping an "unclothed" woman laying on the street when she charged the officer, took his squad car and drove off, hitting him during the getaway.
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Message 2101418 - Posted: 16 Jun 2022, 10:28:58 UTC

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Message 2101449 - Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 0:47:08 UTC - in response to Message 2101403.  

Update / New article to story posted yesterday...
A West Side woman who prosecutors say took a police car, hit an officer and drove off is facing a slew of charges..

The woman has been charged with aggravated battery of an officer, resisting an officer, vehicular hijacking, attempted murder, driving on a suspended license and possessing a stolen law enforcement vehicle, according to police. She was also cited for operating an uninsured vehicle.
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Message 2101485 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 1:29:11 UTC

Question: What were 11 people doing in that size of a boat? Maybe that's why it capsized?
Citizens, Deputies Save 11 Trapped When Boat Capsizes
Authorities were called just after 5:00 p.m. that day to the scene of a capsized boat east of Beer Can Island, the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

Members of the aviation unit flew overhead and saw the capsized vessel while multiple people swam around in the water.
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Message 2101516 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 19:58:31 UTC - in response to Message 2101485.  

Future winners of the Darwin Award.
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Message 2101606 - Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 7:54:22 UTC

You don't hear much of this from across the gutter, but sadly it even happens over there. :-(

Picton NZ crash: Three generations killed ‘in the blink of an eye’ as mini-van collides with truck.
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