Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Czech Out These Crashes

"7 die in midair plane crash over Slovakia; 31 survive" Associated Press  August 20, 2015

PRAGUE — Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair Thursday over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. Thirty-one others on board survived by jumping out with their parachutes.

The crash took place Thursday morning near the village of Cerveny Kamen, said Zuzana Farkasova, a spokeswoman for the Slovak firefighters.

The two Czech-made L-410 transport planes collided at an altitude of 4,921 feet, said Juraj Denes, an official with the Slovak Air and Naval Investigations Bureau.

Some on board jumped out even after the planes collided, according to Interior Minister Robert Kalinak.

‘‘The 31 parachutists managed to jump out from the falling planes and survived,’’ Kalinak told the TA3 news television station as he visited the crash site. ‘‘They all landed safely. It’s a small miracle.’’



"A military jet taking part in a British air show crashed into a busy main road Saturday, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others. The Hawker Hunter fighter jet, which was participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton in southern England, hit several vehicles on the road. Witnesses said the jet failed to pull out of a loop maneuver."

Also see:

Death toll for airshow crash in England could rise to 11

UK restricts airshows after fatal crash

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Caitlyn Jenner may face manslaughter charge

The extra-special treatment as a celebrity means he, 'er, she won't be getting 16 years, which is still better than what Manning would have gotten before they dropped the case.