Crash

ALLENTOWN, Pa | IndyCar: Extent of Wickens’ spinal cord injury still unknown

ALLENTOWN, Pa — IndyCar said Friday that Canadian driver Robert Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests found no additional injuries from his crash at Pocono last weekend. Wickens has had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord … Continue reading ALLENTOWN, Pa | IndyCar: Extent of Wickens’ spinal cord injury still unknown

DURANGO, Mexico | Mexico plane hit sudden, violent storm before crash

DURANGO, Mexico— It began with a strong burst of wind and pounding hail that pummeled the Aeromexico jetliner minutes after takeoff in northern Mexico then sent it smashing belly-down onto a field near the runway. Frightened passengers scrambled to flee as flames and blinding black smoke erupted around them. Miraculously, all 103 on board survived … Continue reading DURANGO, Mexico | Mexico plane hit sudden, violent storm before crash

MEXICO CITY  | All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

MEXICO CITY  — An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft. Passengers expressed gratitude to be alive, but many were extremely shaken after the crash … Continue reading MEXICO CITY  | All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Ginny Hacker Eiseman had spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in southeast Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday on a … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis.— A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the school. Wrestler Eli Stickley was killed Thursday night, the university’s athletic department confirmed in a written statement. Stickley was a native of Urbana, Ohio, and wrestled in the 141-pound weight class at Wisconsin. According to … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica /December 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Costa Rican investigators are working into what caused a charter aircraft carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers to crash in a wooded area in the country’s northwest soon after takeover, killing everyone on board. Officials said Sunday evening that they were still seeking to … Continue reading Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

SEATTLE /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Video from the cab of the Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Washington state, killing three people and injuring dozens, shows that the engineer did not appear to be using a cellphone or any other personal electronic device just before the derailment, federal investigators said Friday. The … Continue reading Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash

SEATTLE /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Experts say it’s possible the engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed as it hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit was distracted for an extended period of time before the train plunged off an overpass and onto a busy interstate, a key factor in … Continue reading Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash