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1 dead, dozens injured after bus with Texas students falls off I-10 into ravine near Alabama-Florida line

March 13, 2018   Christopher Harress

"A charter bus traveling on interstate 10 in south Alabama crashed Tuesday morning, resulting in one death, several injuries, and a partial closure of the roadway.

The crash happened at approximately 5.30 a.m. on the westbound side of I-10 near exit 57. The vehicle fell into a ravine, known as Cowpen Creek, estimated at 50 to 60 feet deep, according to officials with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department and Mobile Fire and Rescue. Eastbound lanes were also closed to allow for emergency vehicles." 

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http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/03/tour_bus_falls_off_interstate.html#incart_breaking

 

     
Seven U.S. service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash    March 16, 2018

 COURTNEY KUBE, RICHARD ENGEL and PHIL HELSEL

"All seven service members aboard an American military helicopter that crashed in western Iraq late Thursday were killed, according to two U.S. military officials.

The crash of the U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter does not appear to be a result of enemy activity and the incident is under investigation, U.S. Central Command and military officials said.

"All personnel aboard were killed in the crash," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, the director of operations for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition in Iraq and Syria."

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/u-s-helicopter-crashes-western-iraq-rescue-underway-n857156

 

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Thunderbirds pilot dies in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas

Lucas Tomlinson     April 4, 2018

 

"A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot died Wednesday when his F-16 jet crashed at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News.

It was the third crash in the past two years involving a member of the famed Air Force flight demonstration team.

The Air Force said Thursday pilot Maj. Stephen Del Bagno was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight."

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/05/pilot-dies-in-f-16-crash-at-nellis-air-force-base-outside-las-vegas.html

 

4 Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash in Calif.

April 3, 2018

"Officials have identified the Marines killed when their helicopter crashed on a training mission in the California desert as four men in their 20s and 30s from the South and the Midwest."

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https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/4-Marines-Killed-in-Helicopter-Crash-Near-El-Centro-478912023.html

 

Marine AV-8B Harrier Crashes in Djibouti, Pilot in Stable Condition

April 3, 2018     Sam LaGrone

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"A Marine pilot is in stable condition after an AV-8B Harrier jet crashed during takeoff in Djibouti during an exercise on Tuesday, a U.S. Navy official told USNI News.

The Harrier was taking off from Djibouti Ambouli International Airport around 4 p.m. local time (9 a.m. EST) when the nose of the aircraft rose too quickly, causing the pilot to lose control of the aircraft and forcing the pilot to eject, according to eyewitness accounts of the crash a source told USNI News. Witnesses say the pilot was able to walk to the ambulance after the ejection."

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https://news.usni.org/2018/04/03/marine-av-8b-harrier-crashes-djibouti-pilot-stable-condition

3 in 2 days

 

 

 

 

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Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

April 7, 2018   Casey Riddle

"Two soldiers were killed in an Army AH-64E Apache helicopter crash at the local training area of their base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Friday night, a statement from the 101st Airborne Division said.

The accident happened at about 9:50 p.m. local time Friday evening and involved two soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, the statement said.

The crew was conducting routine training when the accident occurred and there were no other casualties, it said. The cause of the accident is under investigation, the Army said."

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http://www.wfsb.com/story/37902255/two-killed-in-army-helicopter-crash-in-kentucky

String of US military aircraft crashes in 2018 continues deadly trend

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/06/string-us-military-aircraft-crashes-in-2018-continues-deadly-trend.html

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257 killed as military plane crashes in Algeria

April 11, 2018

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"257 people were killed when an Algerian military plane crashed shortly after taking off from an army airport in the north of the country, local officials confirmed.
Some survivors of the plane crash at Boufarik Airport have been rescued, AP reported, citing local emergency services.

The jet crashed on Wednesday morning, shortly after taking off from Boufarik Airport, which is the base for the Air Transport fleet of the Algerian Air Force.

The crashed plane was an Ilyushin Il-76 strategic airlifter, Algerian media report.

The base is only 20km from the Algerian capital of Algiers."

https://www.rt.com/news/423776-military-plane-crash-algeria/

Tx w

Interesting, I've noted that it seems a lot of these planes are crashing shortly after takeoff, for the last couple of years.  Wonder why.

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Helicopter Crashes in Russian City of Khabarovsk: Casualties Reported

April 11, 2018

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"Six people were killed on Wednesday in a Mi-8 helicopter crash in the Russian Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, a source in local emergencies services told Sputnik.

"At 11:30 a.m. [1:30 GMT] the crisis management center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry at the Khabarovsk Territory… received information that the Mi-6 helicopter made a hard landing… According to preliminary information, six people were aboard. The constructions have not been affected by the incident," the regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement."

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The chief doctor of the local hospital told Sputnik that no one survived in the accident, while Aleksander Vitko, the health minister of the Khabarovsk Territory, said that the medical workers had been engaged in the identification of victims.

Following the incident, a spokesperson of the Russian Investigative Committee said its personnel had already been already deployed to the scene, confirming that all six people aboard were killed.

"The helicopter crashed in the city at the Antennaya street. According to preliminary information, all six people aboard the aircraft are dead," the in the regional emergencies services said."

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https://sputniknews.com/russia/201804111063424934-russia-khabarovsk-hard-landing/

Wonder where they get their chips?

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Woman Partially Sucked Out of Jet When Window Breaks Mid-Flight; Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

 

A passenger died and seven others were injured after the engine of a Southwest Airlines jet blew open in mid-air, sending debris into the plane's body and bursting a window.

Passengers described hearing the Boeing 737-700's left engine explode about 20 minutes after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport Tuesday morning. The plane violently depressurized when the window broke open.

The pressure change apparently pulled a female passenger partially out of the jet, according to a family member of another passenger.

 

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Airplane-Makes-Emergency-Landing-at-Philadelphia-International-Airport-480008613.html

 

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Arizona jet crash: Pilot ejects from military plane in Lake Havasu

April 24, 2018                     Rudy Rivas

"LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ - A military jet went down at Lake Havasu Airport on Tuesday morning.

According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona diverted and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu Airport around 10:30 a.m.

Officials say the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected. The pilot is in good condition and expected to be OK."

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https://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/lake-havasu/military-plane-down-at-lake-havasu-airport-pilot-ejected

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PLANE FIREBALL Five people dead after military plane crashes on training mission in Savannah, Georgia

May 2, 2018

The plane crash in Savannah, Georgia, has scrambled emergency services and sending plumes of smoke billowing into the sky, it has been reported.

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FIVE people have died after a military plane crashed near a highway in Georgia sending plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.

The National Guard C-130 - which are capable of carrying more than 90 passengers - was seen plummeting from the sky near the city of Savannah."

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6196149/savannah-plane-crash-georgia-c130-port-wentworth-latest/

https://twitter.com/PMBreakingNews/status/991710655295250432

 

Three killed in Libya cargo plane crash

April 29, 2018    Another C-130

"A pilot and two co-pilots, all three of them Libyan, were killed Sunday when their cargo plane crashed in southern Libya, a military source said.

The plane crashed minutes after taking off from the Al-Sharara oil field, the source said on condition of anonymity.

"It had arrived from Tripoli to bring supplies to the (oil) field staff and left empty," the source told AFP.

"The captain and his two co-pilots died in the crash of the C-130 aircraft."

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https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/three-killed-in-libya-cargo-plane-crash-20180429

 

Southwest flight lands after window breaks, airline says ‘It’s NBD’

Lia Eustachewich   May 2, 2018

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"A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Newark made an emergency landing Wednesday due to a broken passenger window — as the beleaguered airline downplayed the situation as a “maintenance” issue.

Flight No. 957, which took off from Chicago Midway Airport, was diverted to Cleveland, Ohio, just before 11 a.m. — two hours after taking off, according to Flight View.

It landed safely at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and no one was injured, officials said.

A Southwest spokeswoman said the decision was made to divert the plane “for maintenance review of one of the multiple layers of a window pane.”

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https://nypost.com/2018/05/02/southwest-airlines-flight-makes-emergency-landing-due-to-broken-window/

 

 

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Planes Cockpit Window Ripped Out at 32,000 ft. Forcing Emergency Landing  

 

The pilots of a Chinese passenger jet made an emergency landing after a cockpit windscreen was ripped out in mid-air.

Two crew members on the Sichuan Airlines flight were injured when the plane’s window blew out as it cruised at 32,000ft with 119 passengers on board.

The jet’s flight control unit was badly damaged by the resulting sudden decompression. Some parts of the system were reportedly sucked out of the gaping window, forcing the pilots to fly manually before landing the airliner safely at the south-west Chinese city of Chengdu.

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/sichuan-airlines-plane-cockpit-window-rip-out-emergency-landing-china-chengdu-chongqing-lhasa-a8350411.html

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Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Dallas After Losing Pressure

May 13, 2018   

 

"DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday after the cabin started losing pressure. The plane is now undergoing a maintenance review.

Flight 861 was headed from Denver to Dallas Saturday night, and there were more than 100 passengers on board.

Passenger Glen Eichelberger said at around 9 p.m., the oxygen masks came down and passengers were told to put them on because the cabin was losing pressure. Passenger Josh Trimberger said the plane was about 30 minutes outside of Dallas at that point.

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“Luckily, we were in the DFW area where we have Alliance, Love Field and DFW,” said Trimberger.

“I had no idea what was going on or what the outcome was going to be,” said Eichelberger. “I reached over and grabbed Josh by the arm because I didn’t know if we were were going to make it or not. There was no communication what so ever from the flight attendants or from the cockpit as far whether we were in mortal danger.”

The two wish there was better communication on board, but said, luckily, it didn’t take long for the pilot to get the plane safely on the ground.

A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines said there were no major injuries, but paramedics did have to treat some passengers for ear pain. In an email response, the spokesperson called the landing uneventful, but passengers on board said that’s not the case.

“When you’re in the air 20,000 feet above the ground and don’t know what’s going on it’s not uneventful,” said Eichelberger"

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http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/05/13/southwest-flight-emergency-landing-dallas-losing-pressure/

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34 Injured, 8 Seriously, In Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash

May 18, 2018  CBS

 

"NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thirty four people were injured in a bus crash in the Lincoln Tunnel, officials said.

The crash involved two NJ TRANSIT buses and took place in the center tube at around 10:10 a.m., NJ TRANSIT said."

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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/05/18/dozens-injured-in-lincoln-tunnel-bus-crash/

 

N.J. school bus accident: Driver attempted illegal U-turn on Route 80, source says

May 18, 2018       Jeff Goldman

"The school bus driver in Thursday's fatal crash on Route 80 in Morris County was attempting an illegal U-turn in the highway median moments before a dump truck struck the bus from behind, an official source told NJ Advance Media.

The crash just west of exit 25 in Mount Olive killed a student and a teacher from East Brook Middle School in Paramus and left 43 others injured, some critically. The school bus driver, who has not been named, is among the injured. 

The bus was en route to Waterloo Village in Byram. 

Paramus officials said the bus, owned by the board of education, was one of three carrying students, and that the two other buses returned to the school. The school dismissed sixth, seventh and eighth graders early following the crash."

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http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2018/05/nj_bus_accident_driver_attempted_illegal_u-turn_on_route_80_source_says-turn_on_route_80_source_says.html

 

Cuba plane crash: More than 100 dead and three women fighting for their lives after Boeing 737 crashes near Havana

May 18, 2018           Rachel Bishop and Chris Kitching

"Five children, including a baby, are believed to have died when a Cubana Airlines flight burst into flames and plunged to the ground near Jose Marti International Airport

More than 100 people have died after a plane crashed moments after take-off in Havana, Cuba.

Only three people - who are in a critical condition - survived when a Cubana Airlines flight exploded into flames and plunged to the ground near Jose Marti International Airport.

According to local reports five children, including a baby under two, have died.

Carlos Alberto Martinez, the director of Havana's Calixto Garcia hospital said medics were treating three women, who were in a "critical" condition."
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-plane-carrying-107-passengers-12558587

Has anyone else noticed how many of these crashes are taking place just after take-off?

 

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Cuba:

Cuba plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899

 

Colombia with a Heli: (And strange entry of update on 19th May 2018, today, for the incident happened 4 months earlier.....is it just to do with popping up that entry shows when it was re-opened by the reader visiting the site?? Or it really was updated TODAY...??)

IF for some reason the entry got updated on today for real, then it's flagging more heli down stories which has been happening sporadically lately in Jpn and the US grounds, but if to add all countries with heli down cases.....I started to wonder if LOTS more have been dropping like flies....

Africa had a military heli downed.

IDK if the trend is nothing more than "usual" chance range. But it's strange to continue to hear about aircraft especially helis are dropping, and it's notable that Q mentioned in the post re: Apache a while ago. And sure enough that we heard a few cases with Apaches going through dodgy moments in multiple countries.

 

At least seven dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

https://colombia.liveuamap.com/en/2018/16-january-air-force-helicopter-crash-landed-in-colombia

The 4 months earlier incident is in the article below: <Jan 17th 2018 it happened.>

7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/16/7-dead-in-colombia-military-helicopter-crash.html

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5 hours ago, breezy said:

 

Has anyone else noticed how many of these crashes are taking place just after take-off?

 

So to achieve that, defects must be pretty huge defects to make sure to take down the plane in short while, isn't it...?

Didn't we talk about defecting engines of aircraft with some sorta particles affecting, including radioactive substances, and made sure for the engine to fail?? Not that I'm only focused on it, for I think it's done via very pesty ritual works and the work is unfortunately still lingering. Aco was in conversation about it so it's an old story...

Anyway, the job was done to create the division between the US military peeps and Jpnse nation. The ritual was involving Okinawan school children as sacrifices. 

Didn't work. Glad.

But the aftermath of the ritual done seem to be still rippling!!! (´×ω×`) 

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F-15 crashes into Sea off Japan in latest accident involving US forces in Okinawa

Danielle Demetriou            June 11, 2018

"A United States Air Force fighter jet crashed into the sea off southern Japan on Monday, the latest in a string of military mishaps in the region.

The F-15C Eagle jet, from Kadena Air Base in Okinawan, was taking part in a routine training mission when the pilot was forced to eject before the aircraft plunged into the sea.

The pilot, who was alone on board, was reportedly rescued with non life-threatening injuries following the crash, which took place around 6.30am on Monday morning.

The accident, which is currently under investigation, is the latest in a string of mishaps involving US aircraft in southern Okinawa.

These include an object weighing 1.4kg dropping off a US F-15 fighter jet during a flight in Okinawa in February, while a MV-22 Osprey crash landed into water, injuring two people, last year."

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/f-15-crashes-sea-japan-110039546.html

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Timeline of train derailment, cleanup efforts near Station Square

August 5, 2018    

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"PITTSBURGH - Seven train cars derailed near Station Square Sunday afternoon. Here’s a timeline of the derailment and the ongoing cleanup efforts:
 
service was suspended."

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https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/timeline-of-train-derailment-cleanup-efforts-near-station-square/807447026

 

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Marine F-35 crashes in South Carolina, first such accident ever
Published time: 28 Sep, 2018       RT

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"A F-35B has crashed in South Carolina, five miles outside the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. The pilot ejected safely, surviving the first crash of the technical issues-riddled 5th-gen jet, which costs over $115 million.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said that the crash occurred around 11:45 am local time, in the Grays Hill area. Emergency crews are responding to the incident.

The pilot “safely ejected” and is being evaluated for injuries, the authorities said. No civilians were hurt."

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https://www.rt.com/usa/439860-military-plane-crash-beaufort/

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