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Black box on doomed China Eastern flight indicates crash was intentional: report

The China Eastern jet crash that killed 132 people when the craft slammed into a mountainside appears to have been an intentional act, according to a report Tuesday. Flight data from the doomed plane suggests someone in the cockpit pushed the Boeing 737-800 into a “near-vertical” descent while cruising at a high altitude in late March, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with US officials’ preliminary assessment. Data from a black box recovered at the crash site near the city of Wuzhou in the southern province of Guangxi indicated that controls in the cockpit led the plane into its deadly...
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Boy, 16, arrested after teenage brothers die in bridge crash

Two teenage brothers have died after the car they were in crashed into a bridge.Luke Smith, 17, and his 13-year-old brother Lewis, from Peterborough, were passengers in a blue BMW 320 which left a road and hit a bridge at about 12.50am on Saturday, Cambridgeshire Police said.It happened in Crowland Road near the village of Newborough, close to Peterborough, with the pair taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where they died the following day.The force said another boy, 16, also from Peterborough, remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.As parents we are broken that we find ourselves writing this...
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The pilot who suffered a medical emergency midflight is home from the hospital

The pilot who fell unconscious last week during a flight landed by a passenger with no idea how to fly a plane has made a recovery that his doctor is calling “a miracle.”. The ability of passenger Darren Harrison, 39, to successfully land a Cessna 208 that was in a nosedive over Florida not only saved all three people on board from crashing, but it also gave doctors a chance to save the pilot.
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Tributes to Peterborough brothers, 13 and 17, killed in car crash

Tributes have been paid to two teenage brothers who died after a car they were in crashed into a bridge. Luke Smith, 17, and his brother Lewis, 13, were passengers in a BMW when it crashed on Crowland Road near Peterborough, at 00:50 BST on Saturday. The brothers were taken...
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Video shows descending Florida plane moments before it crashed onto bridge

A video has emerged showing the final moments before a single-engine plane struck an SUV on a bridge in Florida, killing the pilot and injuring the family of three inside the car.The Cessna 172 plane had lost power when it flew dangerously low above the bridge in Miami on Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.The new video showed the plane coming down just a few feet above traffic on the bridge, while a vehicle swerves to avoid it.The SUV it later crashed into was carrying a 34-year-old woman and her two small children, a six-year-old boy and...
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Biker died doing long-planned North Coast 500 trip

A man who died following a motorbike crash on the North Coast 500 scenic route had long hoped to do the trip, his family has said. Robbie Waddell's bike was involved in a collision with a Volvo XC70 on the A835 near Gorstan on Sunday morning. He was taken to...
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Intentional nosedive caused China Eastern crash that killed 132, US findings suggest

A sudden human input to the plane’s controls appears to have caused a China Eastern flight to plunge nearly vertically into the mountains of Southern China in March, killing all 132 passengers onboard, according to preliminary findings from US authorities investigating the crash.The findings come in part from information recovered from the Boeing 737 flight data recorder, known as a “black box”, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the US investigation.“The plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit,” one individual told the Journal.Chinese officials leading the crash investigation...
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Pilot who fell unconscious midflight is home from hospital, doctor calls it ‘miraculous’

The pilot who fell unconscious last week during a flight landed by a passenger with no idea how to fly a plane has made a recovery that his doctor is calling "a miracle." The ability of passenger Darren Harrison, 39, to successfully land a Cessna 208 that was in a nosedive over Florida not only saved all three people on board from crashing, it gave doctors a chance to save the pilot.
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7-year-old crashes his parents car while trying to get a slushie

Dashcam video footage captured a seven-year-old boy crash his parents’ car as he tried to get himself a slushie drink.Youngster Daniel Wittenbach got behind the wheel of the family SUV in Ohio and drove it for several minutes the wrong way down the street before hitting another vehicle.Bemused motorists called 911 to notify police after spotting the youngster in the Kia.“There was a boy driving the wrong way, a small child in a red Kia,” one caller told emergency dispatchers.“He just crashed into another vehicle,” another reported.The video shows Daniel crossing the median, swerving through traffic and around objects...
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Peterborough boys, 13 and 17, die after car crashes into bridge

Two boys have died after a car being driven by a 16-year-old crashed into a bridge. Cambridgeshire Police said the boys, aged 13 and 17, were passengers in a BMW travelling along Crowland Road near Peterborough when the crash happened at about 00:50 BST on Saturday. The boys, from Peterborough,...
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Truck crash deaths jump 13% to ‘crisis’ level

Deaths in crashes involving trucks hit a “crisis” level and reversed a downward trend in place before the pandemic, according to federal regulators. Based on preliminary data released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, total estimated fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck (gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds) increased by 13% from 2020 to 2021, from 4,965 to 5,601. That compares with a roughly 1% decline between 2019 and 2021 (5,005 to 4,965).
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Crash of China Eastern flight appears intentional, new evidence shows: Report

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Flight data from a China Eastern jet that crashed in March, killing 132 people, indicates it was an intentional act. A recording from a black box recovered near the crash site suggests someone in the cockpit directed the Boeing 737-800 into a “near-vertical” descent into a mountainside in southern China, sources familiar with US officials’ preliminary assessment reportedly told the Wall Street Journal.
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Tesla Slams Into Ohio Convention Center

A Tesla slammed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio at 70 mph in a shocking video. The 63-year-old driver, Franz Jules, thankfully survived the crash and miraculously nobody inside the building was hurt. That’s especially lucky since there were multiple events going on at the time, including a junior volleyball tournament.
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Deaths on U.S. roads in 2021 rose to highest mark in 16 years, report finds

May 17 (UPI) -- More than 40,000 people were killed on roads nationwide in 2021, federal figures showed on Tuesday -- which is the highest level in more than 15 years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an early estimate of its annual report on traffic statistics, which said there were nearly 43,000 deaths on roads and highways last year -- an increase of more than 10% over the 38,800 deaths in 2020.
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