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Earthquake kills at least 9 in Turkey, injures many in Iran – BBC News

The quake kills at least nine in eastern Turkey, with injuries and collapsed buildings in Iran.

At least nine people including three children are dead in eastern Turkey after an earthquake with its epicentre in neighbouring Iran.

At least 37 people were injured after houses collapsed, Turkey’s interior minister said.

The magnitude-5.7 quake centred on the Iranian border village of Habash-e Olya.

At least 75 were injured and houses damaged in 43 villages in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.

The quake struck at 09:23 (05:53 GMT) in Iran and had a 6km (3.7 miles) depth.

Source: Earthquake kills at least 9 in Turkey, injures many in Iran – BBC News

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2 killed after single-engine aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff at Dillingham Airfield

NTSB investigators are expected to arrive Sunday to survey the wreckage.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A single-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at Dillingham Airfield on Saturday morning, killing both people onboard.

Federal and local authorities are investigating the crash, which happened about 9:20 a.m.

One witness to the crash said he heard the aircraft’s engine “sputter” just before it went down.

“It just took a dive,” he said. “No smoke or anything like that. It was just like metal crunching.”

Multiple units remain on scene at the site of the crash at Dillingham Airfield Saturday.
Multiple units remain on scene at the site of the crash at Dillingham Airfield Saturday. (Source: Ryan Meyer)

An Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman said one of the victims, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 78-year-old man who was critically injured in the crash later died at a hospital.

The identities of the victims have not yet been identified.

But news of the crash — and the victims — spread quickly on Oahu’s North Shore and threw the tight-knit general aviation community into mourning.

Source: 2 killed after single-engine aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff at Dillingham Airfield

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Daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes Dies in Steam Rocket Crash Trying to Prove The Earth is Flat

The 64-year-old died after his homemade steam-powered rocket crash landed moments after takeoff near Barstow, California, on Saturday, according to TMZ.

A video posted to Twitter by journalist Justin Chapman showed the rocket being launched. Seconds later, a parachute is seen deploying too early and the rocket plummets to the ground. “Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket and crash landed. Very likely did not survive,” Chapman wrote alongside the clip.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said its officers were called to a rocket launch event at around 2 p.m. on Saturday. According to KTLA, the sheriff’s office said “a man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert.”

Source: Daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes Dies in Steam Rocket Crash Trying to Prove The Earth is Flat

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Disasters Fires

Several people taken to the hospital after fire in Beaver County

Fire broke out on Monday night

Source: Several people taken to the hospital after fire in Beaver County

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Disasters Weather

Part of Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh’s West End closed due to ‘active landslide’

Part of Noblestown Road is closed in Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhood due to an “active landslide.”

Source: Part of Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh’s West End closed due to ‘active landslide’

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Airplanes Disasters Europe

Turkey plane: Three dead, 179 hurt as jet skids off runway in Istanbul – BBC News

A passenger plane landing at an airport in Istanbul has skidded off the runway and broken into three parts, killing three people and injuring 179 others, officials say.

The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 177 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.

The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.

The majority of people on board were Turkish, but local media quoted the airline’s records as saying there were 22 foreign passengers from 12 other countries. A small number of children are believed to have been on board.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said: “Unfortunately, the Pegasus Airlines plane couldn’t hold on the runway due to poor weather conditions and skidded for around 50-60m [164-196ft].”

He said the plane then fell between 30 and 40 metres off the end of the runway.

The airport has since reopened, while prosecutors have opened an investigation into the crash.

Source: Turkey plane: Three dead, 179 hurt as jet skids off runway in Istanbul – BBC News

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UPDATE: Firefighters rescue residents from high-rise apartment fire in L.A.

9A fire at a high-rise apartment building in Los Angeles has reportedly trapped multiple people inside, according to news reports.

Source: UPDATE: Firefighters rescue residents from high-rise apartment fire in L.A.

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Disasters Earthquakes

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes between Cuba, Jamaica

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck between Cuba and Jamaica Tuesday afternoon and triggered warnings of a tsunami, according to The U.S. Geological Survey.

Source: Magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes between Cuba, Jamaica

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Airplanes Crash Disasters Middle East

U.S.-backed Afghan forces unable to reach site of U.S. surveillance plane that crashed in Taliban territory

Afghan officials said bad weather and heavily mined roads have prevented ground forces from reaching the site more than 24 hours after the crash was first reported.

Source: U.S.-backed Afghan forces unable to reach site of U.S. surveillance plane that crashed in Taliban territory

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Kobe Bryant, daughter among 5 killed in California helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, dies in helicopter crash

Source: Kobe Bryant, daughter among 5 killed in California helicopter crash

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Disasters Earthquakes

Earthquake kills at least 18 people, injures more than 500 people in Turkey

Buildings have collapsed and several people are believed to be trapped.

Source: Earthquake kills at least 18 people, injures more than 500 people in Turkey

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Australia Disasters Fires

Tanker Plane Fighting Australia’s Bushfires Crashes, Killing Crew Of 3

The crash occurred south of the capital, Canberra, as Australia continues battling massive fires that have scorched a Pennsylvania-sized section of the country.

Source: Tanker Plane Fighting Australia’s Bushfires Crashes, Killing Crew Of 3

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Disasters Fires News

House up in flames in Elizabeth

Firefighters are on the scene of a house that is up in flames in Elizabeth.

The house is located in the area of Park Aly and Water Street.

Source: House up in flames in Elizabeth

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Disasters Fires

Suspect fatally shot 2 Honolulu officers, set fire that destroyed several homes: Sources

“This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawaii.”

Source: Suspect fatally shot 2 Honolulu officers, set fire that destroyed several homes: Sources

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WATCH LIVE: Explosion, fire reported at commercial garage in Westmoreland County

The commercial garage is at 1500 New Stanton Ruffsdale Road.

Source: WATCH LIVE: Explosion, fire reported at commercial garage in Westmoreland County

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Asia Autos Disasters

Giant Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bus in China as People Run For Their Lives

An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in northwest China, sparking an explosion and killing nine people, state media said Tuesday.Footage showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road as the vehicle – jutting into the air – sank into the ground.Several people disappeared into the sinkhole as it spread, including what appeared to be a child. The incident also triggered an explosion inside the hole, video showed.Sinkholes are not unknown in China, where they are often blamed on construction works and the country’s rapid pace of development.The incident occurred at around 5:30 pm (0930 GMT) on Monday in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, the state-run broadcaster CCTV said

 

Source: Giant Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bus in China as People Run For Their Lives

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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.

Source: Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

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Disasters Fires

Garage fire guts Shenango Township home | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

A fire that gutted a Shenango Township home Wednesday afternoon is being ruled an accident.

Source: Garage fire guts Shenango Township home | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

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Airplanes Disasters

Boeing hands over internal employee messages describing 737 Max as “designed by clowns.”

The messages describe coverups, safety concerns, and profit-seeking at the expense of safety.

Things appear to only get worse for Boeing these days and Thursday was no different, as the American company disclosed more than a hundred pages of internal emails and instant messages to congressional investigators that showed employees describing coverups and concern over the safety of the 737 Max airliner. Whether employees are grousing or exaggerating or being darkly sardonic, the internal comments give an unvarnished view of some of those closest to the aerospace manufacturing company’s production of the 737 Max, the plane that has since crashed twice and been grounded worldwide. The nature of the crashes—particularly the functioning of the airliner’s software system—has raised troubling questions about the Boeing’s willingness to pursue profit at the expense of safety, its relationship with regulators, and what exactly it knew about the problems in its marquee aircraft.

Source: Boeing hands over internal employee messages describing 737 Max as “designed by clowns.”

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Autos Disasters

Takata triggers U.S. recall for another 10 million airbags

Takata’s latest recall represents the final phase in a series of scheduled recalls covering of tens of millions of the defective parts that the now-bankrupt auto supplier agreed to undertake in a 2015 U.S. legal settlement.

Source: Takata triggers U.S. recall for another 10 million airbags