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10 Feb 2011 12:16


World: Tragedy strikes at south Ireland’s Cork Airport

  • three number of attempts a small Irish airplane made at landing at Cork Airport; it was having trouble touching down due to low visibility
  • six number of people killed on the third attempt, which sent 6 other people to the hospital for wounds of varying severity source

14 Sep 2010 09:24


U.S.: Scary: MegaBus plows into bridge lower than bus, kills 4

Need a good reason to never take one of those ultra-cheap double-decker buses, East Coasters? Their drivers don’t account for short bridges. Yikes. source

16 Aug 2010 12:50


World: In Colombia, an airliner broke in three (!!!) in a huge crash

Sure, this looks awful, but the really crazy part is that despite all that, only one person died in this Columbia plane crash (though 114 were injured). source

16 Aug 2010 11:31


U.S.: Driver behind crazy off-road accident is really, really sorry

  • Soo incredibly lost and devistated [sic] my thoughts and prayers go out to all the familys and friends involved. Thank you too all my friends for sticking with me even thru these tragic times I love you all.
  • Offroad driver Brett Sloppy • Talking on his Facebook page about the fatal incident that he was involved in on Saturday. In the incident, his vehicle (a large truck) veered towards a crowd of spectators, and the resulting crash killed eight. Sloppy survived and wasn’t even injured by the accident, which he wasn’t charged for. source

22 May 2010 15:12


Politics: Shockingly, a handful of people survived doomed India flight

  • 158 the number of people who died
    when the plan skidded off a Bangalore runway
  • eight the number of people who
    the two-year-old plane’s crash source

09 May 2010 11:01


U.S.: That ferry in Staten Island has had a long history of problems

  • 1981 During the ship’s initial
    launch, the engine
    stopped and the steering
    died, and it crashed. Oof.
  • 1995 The ship had a crash
    caused by a propulsion
    problem similar to the
    crash on Saturday.
  • 2003 Eleven people died (and
    70 were injured) after the
    ship’s assistant captain
    passed out. source

08 May 2010 16:51


U.S.: Update on the Staten Island Ferry accident; dozens hurt

  • 37 were injured in the accident
    this morning
  • 17 had to go to the hospital
    due to their injuries source

08 May 2010 10:41


U.S.: In Staten Island, a ferry crashed into the dock, injuring many

  • A 2003 ferry crash killed 11. The Staten Island Ferry crashed into the dock of the St. George’s terminal where it was coming into. “I felt this big boom, the whole building was trembling,” said Antonina Rose, who witnessed the crash from inside the terminal. Details are still coming in on this one. source

12 Apr 2010 10:21


World: Landslide blamed for Italian train derailment that killed 11

That gnarled mess that this firefighter is standing next to used to be a train. The deadly accident in the northern city of Castelbello also injured at least 20. source

15 Mar 2010 11:05


Biz: Odd: Toyota couldn’t make that guy’s runaway Prius run away

  • They suggest that he might’ve been lying. Last week’s uber-bizarre story, the guy whose Prius had a stuck gas pedal and was talked to safety by police, may get even weirder. Apparently, technicians have been playing with the guy’s car and have not been able to replicate the circumstances that created the incident. Driver Jim Sikes says that he stands behind his story, BTW. source