Category: Transportation

5 Killed In New York City Helicopter Crash

Five people were killed Sunday evening when a helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River and then flipped on its side, authorities said. There were six people on board the helicopter; one was rescued by a tugboat, and five were “recovered by divers,” officials said. During a news conference, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro…

US Navy Plane Carrying 11 People Crashes Into Pacific Off Japan

A U.S. Navy transporter carrying 11 people crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan on Wednesday. Search and rescue is underway for survivors, the Japan-based Seventh Fleet said in a statement. As of Wednesday morning, eight people had been rescued and were in “good condition,” The Washington Post reports. The crash happened while the plane…

13 Die In Texas Church Bus Crash [VIDEO]

The death toll in a Texas bus crash rose to 13 late Wednesday after one of the injured passengers died at a hospital. The midday crash occurred when a bus carrying a church choir group from the city of New Braunfels collided head-on with a pickup truck outside Garner State Park, some 90 miles west…

Protests Around the Country Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

On Friday, Mr. Trump signed an executive order on Friday to authorize a travel ban on citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, all Muslim-majority countries. The effects have caused an uproar in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s your list of all the protests happening against the Muslim Ban Trump issued by…

Plane Crash In Colombia Leaves At Least 76 Dead, 6 Survive [VIDEO]

On Monday night, a chartered plane carrying nine crew members and 72 passengers, including members of the Chapecoense Brazilian soccer team, crashed as it approached Jose Maria Cordova Airport in Medellin, Colombia. Colombian police said early Tuesday that at least 76 people died in the crash. Among the survivors, at least three were players for…

Hoboken Crash Victim Identified: Fabiola Bittar de Kroon [VIDEO]

The sole fatality of Thursday morning’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, was identified as 34-year-old mother Fabiola Bittar de Kroon. According to ABC 7 New York, de Kroon had recently moved from Brazil to New Jersey for her husband’s career and was killed while standing on the platform when debris fell from above after…

At Least 3 Dead In Hoboken, New Jersey Train Crash

A train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey, causing serious damage. TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the station. Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko told New York radio station WINS that the train “went right through the…

MH17 Downed by Russian Missile Launcher [VIDEO]

A Dutch investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, has reportedly found that a missile was fired from an area controlled by Ukraine rebels. Officials told victims’ families they could prove a mobile BUK missile launcher was moved into Ukraine from Russia and then…

JetBlue: First U.S.-Cuba Commercial Flight Takes Off Wednesday

On Wednesday, JetBlue is inaugurating the first commercial jet service between the U.S. and Cuba, with a morning flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be on the flight, signaling the historic nature of the first regular passenger fight between the U.S. and Cuba in 50 years. A…

Airplane Bursts Into Flames After Landing In Dubai

All passengers and crew on an Emirates airline flight were successfully evacuated as it burst into flames shortly after arriving at Dubai International Airport, the airline said. From cockpit, #livefeed #DXB crash landing. #Dubai #dubaiairport #live … pic.twitter.com/OG3RfN6Cdm — Hayen Ayari (@HayenAyari) August 3, 2016

Texas Pilot Identified In Hot Air Balloon Crash That Killed 16 [VIDEO]

Police said the pilot of the Texas hot air balloon that crashed, killing 16 people on Saturday, had been arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2000. He pleaded guilty to that charge in 2002. The crash near Austin is being heavily investigated, the AP reports. The news agency also writes that the Better Business Bureau…

Tesla Autopilot Kills Its Driver [VIDEO]

The first American killed by a self-driving car died when the Tesla he was operating on “autopilot” mistook a tractor trailer for a bright sky, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. The driver, identified as 40-year-old Josh Brown, was using his Tesla Model S’s built-in system in Florida in May when the truck made…

Shaquille O’Neal Lyft Driving Undercover In Atlanta [VIDEO]

Shaquille O’Neal donned different costumes and went undercover as a Lyft driver in Atlanta. O’Neal chatted with his passengers about basketball, his favorite movie Kaazam, and encouraged them to sing before his big reveal that he was really a famous 7′ 1″ basketball giant. Many of his passengers admitted that they had their suspicions early…

Hyperloop Hits 100 mph in 2 Secs [VIDEO]

Hyperloop One successfully tested their magnetic levitation propulsion system on May 11, 2016 at a site in the North Las Vegas desert. The test is an important step in making the new high-speed transportation technology a reality. The test vehicle reached 120 mph in just two seconds, and hit a top speed of 300 mph…

Several Killed in German Train Crash [VIDEO]

German police said at least nine people were killed and as many as 150 others were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in Bavaria early Tuesday. Nearly 50 of the people who were wounded suffered “severe” injuries, police said. The crash happened at Bad Aibling, a town about 37 miles southeast of Munich. One…

Volkswagen to Name Porsche Chief as CEO [VIDEO]

Volkswagen is expected to appoint Porsche chief Matthias Müller as its new CEO on Friday as well as demand resignations from several of the embattled company’s top engineers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move comes just a day after CEO Martin Winterkorn announced his resignation over revelations the German automaker had allegedly cheated diesel…

Duck Tour & Bus Crash In Seattle Aurora Bridge

Emergency crews try to asses injuries after accident involving ‘Ride the Ducks’ tour vehicle and bus crashed on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. Several people have been injured in a collision involving a Ride the Ducks tour vehicle and a charter bus on the Aurora Bridge, Seattle police say. The extent and number of the injured are…

Volkswagen Recall Scandal Update [VIDEO]

Volkswagen of America sent recall letters in April to customers in California stating that their vehicles’ emissions software needed upgrading, raising questions about how long the carmaker has been aware of the issue. Reuters reported Thursday that recall letters told California owners of diesel-powered Audis and Volkswagens to take their cars to a dealer for…

2 Dead in Houston School Bus Crash [VIDEO]

Two Houston students are dead and two others are injured after a school bus was struck by a driver and forced off the road. The bus was headed for Furr High School when a car struck the driver’s side. Police said the bus driver apparently overcorrected, sending the bus over the guardrail, and down onto…

Cruise Ship Sinks in China’s Yangtze River with 458 aboard [VIDEO]

Rescuers are trying to find survivors from a cruise ship that sank with 458 people aboard during a storm on China’s Yangtze River. The rescue workers have heard sounds from within the capsized ship and are trying to reach the people they believe are inside the cabin. Twelve survivors have been rescued so far and…

TSA failed to Detect Weapons a Shocking 95 percent of the Time

Acting TSA Director is out amid major failures at security checkpoints. Airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover Homeland Security team conducted at dozens of airports, according to an internal investigation. The Department of Homeland Security reassigned the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration and ordered…

Man Rides a Drone Hoverboard Breaking World Record [VIDEO]

Watch Catalin Alexandru Duru become the first person ever to break the Guinness World Records Title for the Farthest journey by hoverboard. In the incredible footage below Catalin reaches a height of 5 metres on his prototype hoverboard covering a distance of over twice that of two full sized football pitches before gently landing in…

FBI to investigate Amtrak Train Likely Hit By Rock [VIDEO]

The FBI will meet with transportation investigators Monday to examine the damaged windshield of an Amtrak locomotive that derailed in Philadelphia, to help determine what struck the train just before the fatal wreck. The mystery surrounding the crash deepened late last week after an assistant conductor told investigators the train may have been hit by…

Amtrak Train Was Going 100mph+ When it Crashed Killing 7, 200+ Injured

UPDATE: Amtrak Train Was Going 100mph When it Crashed and Killed 7 People and Injured over 200. At least six people died when an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday evening. Dozens were taken to area hospitals. 8 People are in critical condition. The Amtrak train, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled…

Airbus Plane Skids & Crash Lands Off Runway in Halifax Canada

An Air Canada passenger suffered a hard landing and the A320 jet skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in Nova Scotia, sending 25 people to the hospital. The airline said that Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto an Airbus A320 “exited the runway” upon landing. It said a preliminary count showed 133 passengers…

Germanwings co-pilot said “ALL WILL KNOW MY NAME” To Ex-Girlfriend

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently chose to crash the jetliner into a mountain had vowed to “do something” that would make people remember him, his ex-girlfriend has told a German newspaper. German newspaper says Lubitz spent months in psychiatric treatment, starting in 2008. The 26-year-old flight attendant, identified by the tabloid Bild…

[VIDEO] Doctor Declared Germanwings Suicide Co-Pilot ‘UNFIT TO WORK’

Germanwings co-pilot had medical note for day of crash, hid illness. Doctors note found in trash bin. Documents found in the co-pilot’s home suggest he “kept his illness secret from his employer,” and had been declared by a medical doctor as unfit to work. A letter found in a waste bin in Andreas Lubitz’s apartment…