With the right knowledge and a little bit of forethought, the first person on the scene at a motorcycle accident can make the difference between life and death. I just wish I’d thought about this stuff before I found a rider down, trapped under his own bike on a desolate road. Here’s what happened.
After a car accident, things can get so hectic that you’ll probably have a hard time thinking straight. These are the things you need to do to prepare for an accident, as well as the steps you should follow if you’re involved in one.
What starts as a normal and exciting day of adventure and fun, turned into a near death experience for an unsuspecting sky diving student. Free falling at 9,000 feet is a terrible place to have a seizure.
A Brazilian Airbus A321-200 operating as TAM airlines flight JJ-3307 had to return to Rio de Janeiro and perform an emergency landing after sustaining substantial damage upon entering an embedded thunderstorm wrought with hail.
AirAsia has suffered a second incident within the span of only a couple of days, as one of its Airbus A320 planes overshot the runway at Kalibo, in the Philippines. Thankfully, this time everyone survived. This incident will hopefully be the last in an unusually traumatic year for commercial aviation.…
Winter commutes are uncomfortable, but they can also be dangerous if you don't prepare. From using the right tires to having emergency gear for being stranded, here are some things you can do to prep your car for winter.
Most of us are lucky enough to be able to say they've never flown through severe turbulence. It's the kind of seat-soiling, skull crashing ride that you will never forget in your lifetime. One passenger on American Airlines caught their ordeal on video Tuesday, when turbulence injured several passengers.
American Airlines officials have confirmed that Flight 280 from Seoul to Dallas-Fort Worth was diverted to Tokyo on Tuesday night, as a result of fourteen turbulence-related injuries on board. The Boeing 777-200 was carrying 240 passengers and 15 crew members.http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/this-is-why-yo...
If you've ever asked a pilot about his or her landing, or had the nerve to actually judge it yourself, you were probably given this response: "A good landing is one that you can walk away from." Well, one Connecticut pilot is now fortunate enough to have survived two such "good landings."
A camera mounted under the tail of a private, single-engine plane captured dramatic footage when the plane's engine quit after barely getting off the ground. The pilot, Ed Bullion skillfully turned the plane back and was able to land it in a muddy field near the runway.
News broke on Twitter tonight, as United Airlines flight 1463 from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana, (Orange County) California had to make an emergency landing. One of the evacuation slides somehow deployed while the plane was cruising along at 38,000 feet.
A British Aerospace BAe-146 commuter jet with 97 people on board made a safe return to Perth Airport in Western Australia after an engine caught fire on takeoff at 10:45AM Tuesday morning. The flight landed about 10 minutes later.
Last night, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 lost a 4 by 8 foot wing panel from its right wing during a flight between Orlando and Atlanta. The pilots of flight 2412 requested an emergency landing at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, landed safely and was towed to the gate.
Some skills are handy to have, but others are almost essential and can make your life so much easier. Let's compile a list of the most useful life skills you can easily learn.
The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth…
Hurricane Sandy was rough on me. Now that my power is back on and I'm getting things back to normal, what can I do to help people who are still struggling?
Even if you're not directly in the path of Superhyperthunderricane Sandy, there's still a vast number of people who may be affected by losing electrical power. And, as we know, living without electricity means you're about six hours away from reverting to cannibalism, wearing skulls, and building a Thunderdome.
This is a test. This blog is conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System. Like, guerrilla-style. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed where to go for news and official information.
With winter on its way and holiday road trips just around the corner, probably not a bad time to review what's needed for a good winter weather kit. For those of you above the Mason-Dixon line, you never know when a weekend drive to a friend's house can end up with you having to snuggle with your buddy Greg while the…