Tag: Transportation accidents

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…

MLB Legend Roy Halladay Dead In Plane Crash

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida on Tuesday, the Pasco County sheriff said. Halladay won two Cy Young awards and appeared in eight All-Star games during his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2010 with the Phillies, he threw…

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

10+ Dead In Explosion On St. Petersburg Subway

At least 10 people are dead after an explosion rocked at least one underground subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Reuters reports the blast occurred on two train cars that were moving between the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut stations, citing government sources. All outlets are reporting that high…

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…

Driver In Custody After Trying To Ram Capitol Police Cruiser

A woman is in custody after apparently attempting to strike a Capitol Police cruiser and run over other officers during a traffic stop near the U.S. Botanic Garden, authorities said. The incident, which happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, sparked a heavy police response. At one point, police fired a weapon but no one was struck,…

ISIS Claims London Terror Attack

The media agency linked to the Islamic State terror group issued a release Thursday claiming that the attacker who killed three people including a British police officer in Westminster was affiliated with ISIS. The group frequently claims global terror attacks even if there is no evidence of its involvement. Amaq quoted an ISIS source saying:…

Eight Arrested After London Attack in Armed Police Raids

Eight people were reportedly arrested across the U.K. overnight in the aftermath of the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday that left three people dead and at least 29 still hospitalized. Detectives carried out armed police raids at six addresses, in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere throughout the night, said Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of…

LIRR Train Derails In Brooklyn Injuring 103 People

A speeding LIRR train in Brooklyn derailed during the morning rush hour Wednesday, injuring more than a 100 people, officials said. The Long Island Railroad train was arriving at the Atlantic Terminal about 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into the bumper block, causing a sharp stop and a partial derailment, sources…

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…

5 Children Dead in Chattanooga School-Bus Crash

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a school-bus crash Monday that left five children dead in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Johnthony Walker now faces five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving. Five of the children died on the bus, which had been carrying 35 students, from kindergarteners to fifth-graders, when it…

At Least 6 Dead In WS Baltimore School Bus-MTA Bus Crash [VIDEO]

At least 6 people have died after a city school bus crashed into an MTA bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore, police said. T.J. Smith, a Baltimore Police spokesman, said the driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed. No students were on the school bus during the crash,…

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…

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

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…

Takata Set to Recall 35M More Airbags

Takata Corp. is planning to announce as early as Wednesday a recall of at least 35 million additional airbag inflaters in U.S. vehicles, more than doubling what is already the largest auto recall in American history, The Wall Street Journal reports. The affected airbags, which use ammonium nitrate as a propellant, can rupture and spray…

Two Dead, Dozen Injured In Amtrak Train [VIDEO]

An Amtrak train carrying about 330 passengers derailed on Sunday just south of Philadelphia, killing two people and injuring 35 others. The train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia, struck a backhoe on the tracks in Chester, according to Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas. Two Amtrak employees were killed and 35 people…

SF Train Derails, Plunges Into Creek [VIDEO]

Nine people were injured Monday night when a Bay Area commuter train derailed in a heavy rainstorm and fell into a swollen creek after it struck a tree that had fallen onto tracks. Authorities at the Sunol, California, crash scene said it was “an absolute miracle” that no one was killed, though four passengers sustained…

Car, Amtrak Train Collide in Missouri [VIDEO]

Local news sources report that a car crashed into an Amtrak train in St. Louis County on Monday, injuring at least two people around 6 a.m. There was a large emergency response to the scene, where at least one person was still trapped after the incident. Scarce details were immediately available.

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…

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…

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…

Amtrak Resumes NYC to Philly Service [VIDEO]

Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City resumed Monday morning, six days after a train derailed and killed eight people and injured 200 others. “Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on infrastructure integrity, including complete compliance with Federal Railroad Administration directives,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman…

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…

142 Passenger 6 Crew Member Aboard Plane Crash In France [VIDEO]

Update: One black box found. Not clear if distress call was made or not (conflicting reports). Terrorism not ruled out at this point. BREAKING: A German passenger plane has crashed in the French Alps, Francois Hollande says there are considered to be no survivors. The Airbus A320 taken two pilots 142 passengers and four crew…

At Least 70 People Dead In Bangladesh After Ferry Sinks [VIDEO]

The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central rose to 70 on Monday, as divers finished their search after the vessel was lifted to the surface and towed to shore. A local government administrator, Rasheda Ferdousi, said the area of the river around the accident site was still being monitored because some passengers…

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 likely ‘at the bottom of the sea’ [VIDEO]

Indonesian authorities widened the search area for the missing AirAsia flight 8501 on Monday, as officials said no signals had been picked up from the plane’s emergency locator transmitters. Indonesian authorities said on Monday that the missing AirAsia flight 8501 is likely at the “bottom of the sea” based on location coordinates from just before…