Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Plainville Plane Crash

In plane sight and I can't see it:

Small plane crashes into Plainville home killing 3, including child

‘We have no engines, I need help,’ doomed pilot pleaded

Role hole played in crashed plane’s engine remains unclear


"Train fire prompts Tenn. evacuation" Associated Press  July 02, 2015

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation Thursday of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.

I'm not doubting it, but it could also be an excuse for a drill to see how compliant is the public about marching into those FEMA camps.

Ten first responders received treatment at a hospital after breathing fumes, but otherwise there were no reported injuries, officials said.


Blount County Fire Department Lieutenant Johnny Leatherwood said the train derailed last Wednesday night.

About 5,000 people in the area were evacuated, along with several businesses. A factory, Denso Manufacturing, closed Thursday morning, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said....

At least workers got a day off.


"Residents return after Tennessee train accident" Associated Press  July 04, 2015

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents were returning home Friday after they were evacuated when a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire.

No real worries about the environmental impact, as usual.

Most of those evacuated received urgent knocks at their doors between midnight and 6 a.m. Thursday by emergency workers who told them they should leave immediately....

You are groggy and susceptible to urgency in your face, but now ‘‘it is safe to go home.’’ 


Other than that, everything fein.


"Two killed as F-16, small plane collide" Associated Press  July 08, 2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — An F-16 fighter jet collided with a small plane Tuesday, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields.

The two people aboard the smaller Cessna were killed, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said. The pilot of the F-16 ejected and ‘‘is apparently uninjured,’’ he said. A press release from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter said the pilot, Major Aaron Johnson from the 55th Fighter Squadron, was taken to Joint Base Charleston’s medical clinic for observation.

The fighter jet crash-landed into woods around the privately owned Lewisfield Plantation, an estate dating to 1750.

The NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash.

There were no reports of anyone being hurt or any homes being damaged on the ground, officials said.