Kogalymavia Flight 9268, belonging to a Russian airline known as Metrojet, was an Airbus A321 beginning its route from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia when it went missing just 23 minutes after departure. The aircraft was flying at 31,000 feet. The weather in the area was clear at the time. »
Agusta Westland’s AW-609 tilt-rotor crashed in northern Italy
today, killing both pilots onboard. The crash occurred about 30 miles from the company’s airfield in Cascina Costa. The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time. The aircraft involved was the second AW-609 prototype built back in the early 2000s.
Matt Brabham is a professional driver in the Stadium Super Trucks racing series. But even legends forget to turn at pivotal moments sometimes. »
These cars must have been inspired by this sliding truck’s rebellion. They don’t need drivers, they’re off on their own thanks bye! »
Every position matters when you’re coming down to the wire in a close, hard-fought season like this year in MotoGP. When Marc Márquez went alongside championship leader Valentino Rossi at Sepang today, Rossi just plain kneed Márquez out of his way. [See update below.]
It’s so miserable outside for Free Practice 3 that Circuit of the Americas told fans not to show up at the circuit until noon. The FIA decided to run Free Practice 3 at 10:00 a.m. as planned, however, and it’s going about as well as you’d think.
There’s good reason why cheap fix enthusiast Red Green wasn’t appointed as a Formula One safety expert on the multi-year run of The Red Green Show. Cheap fixes aren’t always the safest, which is why repairing a barrier hit by Romain Grosjean with duct tape is the worst idea I’ve seen during a grand prix yet.
I probably don’t have to tell you that desert racing’s hot. Sometimes it’s so hot your truck catches fire in the middle of a pit stop, but this seriously professional pit crew isn’t about to let a little spontaneous conflagration slow ‘em down. »
Four people are dead after an amphibious Duck Tour truck in Seattle slammed into the side of a coach bus on the Aurora bridge in Seattle, Washington. Two passenger vehicles were also involved and several others are said to be critically injured. »
Today Jimmie Johnson is known as one of the most talented and most accomplished drivers in NASCAR, having won six of the last nine Cup titles. Back up two decades, though, and he was competing in a completely different arena, proving himself to be a powerhouse in stadium truck racing, and an emerging talent in desert… »
Part of a rocket engine crashes through the roof of a house in northeast China’s Shanxi province early Friday morning. »
With any tragedy in motor racing, there are always calls to improve safety. Now one of the biggest debates in racing has been reignited by the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson: whether to phase out the open cockpit race cars found in Formula One, IndyCar and similar series in favor of cars with closed cockpits.… »
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the U.K. has announced “a series of immediate restrictions and changes to UK civil air displays” in light of the fatal crash at Shoreham Airshow on Saturday August 22nd. At least 11 people are feared dead in the accident that occurred when a vintage Hawker Hunter fighter jet… »
On the heels of yesterday’s horrific crash at the Shoreham Airshow, two Ikarus C42 aircraft belonging to the GrassHoppers aerobatic team from Germany collided in mid-air while performing at an airshow in Dittingen, Switzerland. According to reports, one pilot was thrown from the plane during the impact and parachuted… »
Officials delayed qualifying at Pocono for the upcoming IndyCar race after Charlie Kimball went airborne and tore out part of the catch fence in a devastating crash. »
A crash involving a Hawker Hunter aircraft at the Shoreham Airshow in the U.K. with officials reporting 11 suspected deaths. The jet was performing when it slammed into the busy A27 motorway, impacting several vehicles. An explosion and a column of black smoke could be seen from several miles away following the impact. »
Steven Jalbert’s a mechanic at A.J.’s Sunoco in Barre, Vermont. Last year he put an inspection sticker on Donald Ibey’s 1992 Chevy Corsica. Two months later the car was involved in a crash that killed Ibey’s wife Elizabeth. As a result Jalbert’s been brought up on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment and… »
In an incredible confluence of idiocy, somebody hit the highway in the longest dump truck I’ve ever seen. With the dumper sticking 40 feet into the air. So they take out four lanes worth of road signs and... why is that little truck following them?! »