accidents

Boeing crashes alarm travelers, groundings snowball

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes less than five months apart have alarmed the public, triggering a wave of groundings worldwide, but experts say reported similarities between the two disasters are not conclusive evidence of a shared cause. The Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday which claimed 157 lives was the … Continue reading Boeing crashes alarm travelers, groundings snowball

Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

BEIJING (AP) — Boeing’s stock plunged Monday as the list of countries and airlines grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes continued to grow the day after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, drawing renewed scrutiny … Continue reading Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

China orders MAX 8 planes grounded after Ethiopia crash

BEIJING (AP) — China’s civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes indefinitely on Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order is to take effect by 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) Monday. It said the order, issued Monday … Continue reading China orders MAX 8 planes grounded after Ethiopia crash

A list of the 35 nationalities killed in Ethiopia crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Citizens from 35 countries were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi on Sunday morning. Here is the latest list of nationalities as released by the airline. It accounts for the nationalities of 150 of the 157 people believed to … Continue reading A list of the 35 nationalities killed in Ethiopia crash

All killed on Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital Sunday morning killing all 157 thought to be on board, according to statements from the airline and the state broadcaster. There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new … Continue reading All killed on Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes after takeoff

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight with 157 people thought to be on board crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Ethiopia’s capital headed to Nairobi, the airline said. The airline’s statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on board the Boeing 737 that crashed six minutes … Continue reading Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes after takeoff

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi involved in fatal crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian prime minister’s office says an Ethiopian Airlines plane has crashed on its way to Nairobi, with deaths reported. The office issued a statement Sunday morning saying the Boeing 737 was on a regularly scheduled flight when it crashed. The statement gave no details. A spokesman for the airline … Continue reading Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi involved in fatal crash

Wickens determined to get out of wheelchair and race again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers from a spinal cord injury. Wickens prefers to think only about the day when he is no longer in a wheelchair and able to race cars again. “There’s a mental aspect that I’m still having a … Continue reading Wickens determined to get out of wheelchair and race again

Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)  — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month’s fatal highway accident and the case is closed. Boeheim was “not reckless,” Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Thursday. Fitzpatrick added his decision came after reviewing the police accident report. Boeheim declined to comment, the athletic department said. … Continue reading Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)— Four Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took off after a visit to the Lobolo tented camp, according to an … Continue reading 4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took off after a visit to the Lobolo tented camp, according to … Continue reading 4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NTSB sending investigators to fatal Tesla-semitrailer crash

MIAMI (AP) — A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car and a semitrailer that is strikingly similar to a 2016 crash involving another vehicle made by the company. The National Transportation Safety Board said late Friday on Twitter that the team would work … Continue reading NTSB sending investigators to fatal Tesla-semitrailer crash

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — A local official says more than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria. The Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, tells The Associated Press that the blast early Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state. … Continue reading 50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

CAIRO (AP) — A fight between two train conductors unleashed a speeding, unmanned locomotive that slammed into a barrier and exploded in the Egyptian capital’s main train station Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, authorities said. Railway officials said the single railcar collided head-on with the buffer stop, causing a huge explosion and fire. At … Continue reading Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

WESTBURY, N.Y. / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York’s Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. “The witness said that individual was involved in an accident … Continue reading Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody. By Associated Press

3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police Chief Patrick Ryder said the vehicle was “trying … Continue reading 3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

Dozens buried by landslide at unlicensed Indonesia gold mine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province has buried dozens of people, disaster officials said Wednesday, as emergency personnel struggled to rescue victims in a remote location that’s inaccessible to heavy earth-moving equipment. Local disaster official Abdul Muin Paputungan said one person is confirmed dead and … Continue reading Dozens buried by landslide at unlicensed Indonesia gold mine

DA: SU’s Jim Boeheim at or near speed limit in fatal crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says the investigation into the fatal crash last week involving Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim is nearly complete and speed was not a factor. Fitzpatrick told The Associated Press on Tuesday night the accident reconstruction has determined Boeheim was traveling within the speed limit … Continue reading DA: SU’s Jim Boeheim at or near speed limit in fatal crash

Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

SALEM, Ore. / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. “It was really nice to meet people pulling together,” … Continue reading Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

WARSAW, Poland(AP) — Polish and U.S. officials in southwestern Poland say that seven U.S. troops were injured, two of them, seriously when their van veered off the road and rolled over. A police spokeswoman in Zagan, Anna Kublik-Rosciszewska, said the crash took place Sunday afternoon near Trzebien, on the A18 road as the troops were … Continue reading 7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

Sala crash report says plane not licensed for commercial use

(AP) — Air accident investigators say the plane carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed for commercial use by authorities. The initial report from the Air Accident Investigation Branch says investigators have yet to determine if it could be classified as a private flight if costs were being shared, so commercial flight regulations were … Continue reading Sala crash report says plane not licensed for commercial use

Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

(AP) — A southeast Texas sheriff said Sunday that two bodies have been recovered at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay. All three people aboard the Flight 3591 died, according to the plane’s owner. Crews continued to search for the third body at Trinity Bay, about 35 miles … Continue reading Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Search and recovery crews have recovered one body and the search continued Sunday for two more at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay near Houston with three people aboard. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the body was recovered late Saturday … Continue reading ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

BEIJING | Broken-down bus that crashed in China mine was bought online

BEIJING (AP) — The operators of China’s largest silver mine transported workers underground on a broken-down bus that was bought online, routinely overloaded and operating on ramp not intended for transporting people, safety officials said after the bus crashed, killing 21 miners and injuring 29. The bus involved in Saturday morning’s crash had not been … Continue reading BEIJING | Broken-down bus that crashed in China mine was bought online

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say a German man is still missing after an avalanche in Austria buried a group of backcountry skiers, killing one and injuring a second. Three other skiers were rescued unharmed. The Austrian news agency APA reported Sunday that Austrian and German rescue teams and planes were looking for the missing … Continue reading BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche