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Message 2128806 - Posted: 21 Nov 2023, 13:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 2128775.  

So, if EVs are concentrated in countries where there is lots of solar power - i.e. arid or near-desert regions - don't expect the fire brigade to carry enough water to put them out, should one catch fire.

You have to join all the dots ...
In the evolution of gasoline-powered vehicles, it took a few decades until they became safe and did no more explode in typical serious accidents. The tanks were first placed in the rear and later near the rear axle. Even later, plastic tanks replaced the metal ones. The EV and its batteries will also undergo such an evolution.
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Message 2128890 - Posted: 22 Nov 2023, 22:43:43 UTC

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Message 2128897 - Posted: 23 Nov 2023, 5:17:31 UTC - in response to Message 2128890.  

The video of this happening will be interesting when it's released.
Oh yeah.
Two dead in vehicle explosion on bridge connecting New York and Canada
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Message 2128907 - Posted: 23 Nov 2023, 12:27:35 UTC - in response to Message 2128890.  

Much more important than a video.
If no explosives found, what made it explode?
How soon after the crash did the explosion occur?
Bentley's like Roller's are solidly built.
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Message 2128908 - Posted: 23 Nov 2023, 13:11:42 UTC

Seems like the safest gasoline car will still explode if it's totally torn apart in a high-speed accident.
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Message 2128918 - Posted: 23 Nov 2023, 16:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 2128907.  

If no explosives found, what made it explode?
News media. They don't know the difference between detonation and deflagration.
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Message 2128924 - Posted: 23 Nov 2023, 17:08:33 UTC - in response to Message 2128918.  

If no explosives found, what made it explode?
News media. They don't know the difference between detonation and deflagration.

Yes they do...

"Detonation" means more clicks to boast to boost their advertising...

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Message 2128957 - Posted: 24 Nov 2023, 5:10:37 UTC

A truly gifted driver.


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Message 2128986 - Posted: 24 Nov 2023, 19:42:51 UTC

I wonder if the throttle got stuck fully open on that Bentley when they took off from the casino and the driver panicked and just held on instead of shutting it down.

Who Are Kurt and Monica Villani? Pair Killed in Niagara Car Explosion.
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Message 2128994 - Posted: 24 Nov 2023, 22:02:04 UTC - in response to Message 2128986.  

I wonder if the throttle got stuck fully open on that Bentley when they took off from the casino and the driver panicked and just held on instead of shutting it down.

Who Are Kurt and Monica Villani? Pair Killed in Niagara Car Explosion.
Or it might actually have been another medical episode?
This time, a real one?
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Message 2128997 - Posted: 24 Nov 2023, 22:36:27 UTC

Also sadly quite possible.
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Message 2129024 - Posted: 25 Nov 2023, 6:15:57 UTC

Bentley's are made by hand, so each one is a one off. Just say'in.
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Message 2129141 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 8:29:17 UTC

A very close call.


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Message 2129144 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 9:30:16 UTC

Reminiscent of the Final Destination movies.
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Message 2129177 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 21:05:51 UTC

Meanwhile just down the bottom of this big hill.

Teenage girl saves runaway student bus from hitting petrol station in New South Wales.

But where was the driver?
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Message 2129197 - Posted: 29 Nov 2023, 8:16:14 UTC

Seems that it wasn't a good day in a Tanzanian airport.

Tourists have made a narrow escape after a plane left a runway and hit a building – just hours after another plane had a crash landing.


Thankfully no one was injured.

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Message 2129291 - Posted: 1 Dec 2023, 0:27:03 UTC

I have some sad news. David Streeter's prognosis is not very good right now. I don't have all the details but the person who is caring for his affairs says that he probably doesn't have much time left. He isn't able to do much besides lying in bed and watching television. He is being fed by tube.

You can get some details on his Facebook page, and you can contact the friend who is caring for his affairs.

David Streeter on Facebook
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Message 2129298 - Posted: 1 Dec 2023, 3:57:12 UTC

I'm sorry to hear that about David. :-(

Anyhow this fellow complains about this happening, but he should be thankful that he also doesn't have to put up with "Stock On Road" signs on top of those.

Everywhere you drive in Sydney at the moment, you’re confronted with this sight – only to discover there’s not a road worker to be seen.

I get to see both on regular extended road trip Tuesdays (and even those short jobs just into town as well). :-(

Cheers.
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Message 2129320 - Posted: 1 Dec 2023, 15:14:13 UTC

Another whirlybird crash, this time on a motorway near Madrid Spain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjJAtFtR7-o
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Message 2129369 - Posted: 2 Dec 2023, 21:55:56 UTC

These 1/2 plane, 1/2 flying fan Osprey "aircraft" have a bad history of crashing and falling out of the sky for no reason. IMHO I would not fly in it for that reason.

Seven Air Force crew members still missing after deadly Osprey crash
Rescuers scoured waters off Japan on Thursday for seven missing US Air Force personnel whose Osprey crashed during a training exercise in the latest incident involving the tilt-rotor military aircraft.

"The cause of the mishap is currently unknown," it said in a statement Wednesday, with emergency personnel "on scene conducting search and rescue operations."

An emergency management official in the Kagoshima region where the crash took place said police had received information that the aircraft had been "spewing fire from a left engine."
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