Tag: Accidents and disasters

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…

American Airlines Emergency Evacuation After Smoke Fills Cabin [VIDEO]

Passengers on board an American Airlines flight were evacuated on Wednesday after smoke was seen in the cabin. American Airlines Flight 445 was flying from Charlotte to Denver with 158 passengers on board. The plane, an Airbus A321, landed at Denver International Airport. As it was taxiing to the gate, smoke was seen in the…

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…

2 US ski team prospects die in avalanche [VIDEO]

Two prospects for the U.S. men’s ski team were killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps. The team is “in shock,” U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml said. Ronnie Berlack, 20, of New Hampshire, and Bryce Astle, 19, of Utah, were development-level skiers. “Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about…

More than 40 Bodies From AirAsia Found at Sea [VIDEO]

Experts found bodies floating in the Java Sea on Tuesday, just six miles from where AirAsia’s Flight 8501 disappeared three days earlier, according to National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi. Indonesian navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir told Agence France-Presse that 40 bodies had been recovered and that the number was growing. AirAsia also confirmed that…

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…

Accident reported at Ukrainian power plant

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday an accident had occurred at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant in south-east Ukraine and called on the energy minister to hold a news conference. Yatseniuk said, “I know that an accident has occurred at the Zaporizhye NPP,” asking new energy minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn to make clear when…

16 Dead at South Korean Concert

Sixteen people were killed and 10 seriously injured after a ventilation grate buckled under the weight of concertgoers in South Korea on Friday. The victims had been standing on the grate to get a better view of the performance by a girls’ band called 4Minute when it collapsed and they fell 65 feet into an…

Fast-moving fire burns at 3,800 acres in California’s Napa County

A brushfire in California’s Napa County has spread more than 3,800 acres Wednesday after sparking Tuesday afternoon, officials said. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, which is 30 percent contained. Fire officials said it isn’t currently threatening any major vineyards, but nearly 200 homes have been evacuated. Photo: A Cal Fire helicopter makes…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Military Jet Crashes Into Cali. Homes

Marine Corps officials say there are no injuries on the ground after a military aircraft crashed in a residential area in Imperial, Calif. Officials say the plane’s pilot ejected, landed safely and was taken to the hospital only for evaluation. Eight homes were evacuated and three homes were destroyed, officials say, but there are no…

State media: Explosives used in attack in China’s Xinjiang

China’s official Xinhua News Agency says attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack in the capitol of Xinjiang. An unknown number of people are dead and injured after the attack near an open air market in Urumqi. Security in the city has been tightened since an attack last month that…

Tornadoes kill 18 across US, leave path of devastation

At least 18 people are dead across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa after a series of tornadoes and storms ripped through communities leaving long paths of destruction. Forecasters are warning of further severe storms on Monday which threaten several states from Iowa to Louisiana and Ohio down into the Carolinas.

[VIDEO] Plane Collides With Skydiver In Mid-Air

The 87-year-old pilot crashed into the skydiver while practising taking off. Pilot Shannon Trembley was performing take-off and landing manoeuvres at the South Lakeland Airport in Florida when the accident occurred.

Officials: 10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines

The death toll in the Philippine city Tacloban could top reach 10,000 following Super Typhoon Haiyan, a senior police official said. Elmer Soria, regional police chief, said he was told by the Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla that there approximately 10,000 deaths on the island from collapsed buildings and floods. Photo: A resident walks by…

California Wildfire Threatens 1,000 Homes

California’s Powerhouse wildfire grew overnight to 19,500 acres and now threatens around 1,000 homes. The fire has already destroyed six homes and damaged nine other buildings. The fire is currently at 20% containment and officials hope to have it fully contained by Wednesday. 2,000 firefighters are fighting to stop the fire’s spread. NBCLA

Powerful Blast Injures Up To 40 In Prague

A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble. It was not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street, in Prague’s Old Town, at about 10 a.m., but it was likely a…

Florida Sinkhole Swallows Man

A man swallowed by sinkhole under his bedroom in Florida is believed dead, authorities said early Friday, after monitoring equipment found no signs of life. Using radar, engineers determined the sinkhole is about 100 feet in diameter, but it is not visible above ground except from inside the house. CNN

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…