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Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 People Missing Over Papua

An ATR42-300 aircraft operated by Trigana Air as Flight 267 has gone missing near Papua, according to various reports. The twin turboprop was said to be carrying 54 people and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 30 minutes after taking off from Jayapura in Papua. The flight was headed for Oksibil, also in… » 8/16/15 12:20pm 8/16/15 12:20pm

Hungarian Pilot Punches Out Of His Saab Gripen During Emergency Landing

The Hungarian Air Force had its second Saab JAS 39 Gripen crash in less than a month. The latest accident three days ago was caused by the malfunctioning landing gear, which led the pilot to make an emergency landing. He stayed with the jet as long as possible, only ejecting as the stricken fighter tipped on its side,… » 6/13/15 3:05pm 6/13/15 3:05pm

Teen Girl Miraculously Survives Car Careening Off Cliff, Landing On Her

A teen girl in Yavapai County, Arizona was driving her friends home from a day of activities when she took a turn too fast, toppling off a cliff one hundred feet below, and getting trapped beneath her car. She was trapped for four hours but somehow, miraculously, survived with only minor injuries. » 4/03/15 12:21pm 4/03/15 12:21pm

A Simple Design Tweak May Keep Drunk People From Falling On Train Tracks

The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to prevent some of them. » 3/30/15 11:26am 3/30/15 11:26am

Was Mercedes' Gearshift Design To Blame In In Fatal Train-Car Accident?

On February 22, a 49-year old woman accidentally drove into the path of an oncoming train. The tragic accident claimed her and five other peoples' lives, and while the exact reason why she drove into the path of the train isn't known, Mercedes-Benz automatic gearshift design is a suspect. Let's see why. » 3/05/15 10:20am 3/05/15 10:20am

Pedestrian Mowed Down By Motorcyclist Behind Reporter's Live Shot

Tonight's ITV News in the U.K. featured bonus coverage of an accident outside St. Pancras railway station in London while reporter Ria Chatterjee delivered an unrelated story about Eurostar train cancellations. Chatterjee, a true professional, paid no attention to the chaos happening behind her. » 1/18/15 1:48pm 1/18/15 1:48pm

Indiana Basketball Player Hit By Teammate's Car, In Hospital

Disaster fell upon the Indiana University basketball team early this morning, when sophomore Devin Davis was struck by a car driven by his freshman teammate Emmitt Holt. Davis had left the car in a parking lot moments earlier, but according to Bloomington Police as the car exited the parking lot Davis "unexpectedly… » 11/01/14 1:45pm 11/01/14 1:45pm

Deployable Recorders Can Help Locate Crashed Aircraft

After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future… » 10/08/14 4:45pm 10/08/14 4:45pm

Naked Man Doing Pushups In the Middle of the Road Killed In Portland

A naked man who was reportedly running in traffic at 4am near Portsmouth Ave. in Portland, Ore., and had stopped in the middle of the road to do some pushups, was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle. While police were being alerted of his running in traffic, a caller followed up to say he'd been hit. » 5/04/14 7:29pm 5/04/14 7:29pm

Hundred-Car Pileup Shuts Down Pennsylvania Turnpike, Injures 30

The eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bensalem was shut down for a large portion of the day yesterday as over 100 cars piled up along the highway. After the first accident occurred at 8:30am, the collisions continued, causing 30 people to be taken into care for injuries. A foot of snow had fallen in the area only… » 2/15/14 3:20pm 2/15/14 3:20pm