Orange light plane crashes at runway, pair suffers critical burns

Orange light plane crashes at runway, pair suffers critical burns

Updated May 15, 2018 20:24:08 Two people are in a critical condition after a light plane crashed at Orange airport, in western New South Wales. The ABC understands the plane was doing circuits when it crashed on the northern side of the runway and burst into flames on impact. An …

Teenagers killed in fire after Tesla crashes, battery bursts into flames

Teenagers killed in fire after Tesla crashes, battery bursts into flames

Updated May 10, 2018 16:21:49 Safety investigators in the US are investigating a crash in which the battery of a Tesla electric car caught fire, burning two teenagers to death. A witness to the crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said the Tesla Model S was being driven fast and spun …

US military C-130 cargo plane crashes near airport in Georgia, killing at least five

US military C-130 cargo plane crashes near airport in Georgia, killing at least five

Posted May 03, 2018 04:59:03 An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane has crashed in the US near an airport in Savannah, Georgia, killing at least five people, authorities say. The plane crashed at the intersection of two roads, the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency said in a tweet. The …

Woman, seven children arrested after stolen car crashes in Como

Woman, seven children arrested after stolen car crashes in Como

Posted April 29, 2018 15:13:24 Photo: The car crashed into another vehicle and a fence in Como. (ABC News) An 18-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly leading police on a brief pursuit through Perth’s southern suburbs, while driving a stolen car with seven children on board. Police said car …

China says 36 dead after tour bus crashes in North Korea

China says 36 dead after tour bus crashes in North Korea

Updated April 23, 2018 18:25:49 Video: China confirms a large number of Chinese tourists have been killed in North Korean bus crash (ABC News) Related Story: As sanctions bite, Chinese tourists flock to stare at poor North Koreans Map: Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North …

Safer road signs designed to reduce risk of signs ‘spearing’ into windscreens in car crashes

Safer road signs designed to reduce risk of signs ‘spearing’ into windscreens in car crashes

Posted April 22, 2018 05:09:59 Video: Crash tests were conducted in the research project to improve the safety of road signs (ABC News) Engineer John Spathonis knew he had to act when he saw a photo of a fatal car crash in which a road sign had pierced the vehicle’s …

How ‘cockpit politics’ can lead to plane crashes

How ‘cockpit politics’ can lead to plane crashes

Posted April 12, 2018 16:52:28 Photo: Relations between pilots can jeopardise the safety of passengers. (Supplied: Wikimedia) Since the early days of commercial aviation, flight safety has steadily improved. Considering the number of flights, accidents are now extremely rare, and 70 per cent of them are attributable to human factors. …

Military plane crashes in Algeria killing 257, Defence Ministry reports

Military plane crashes in Algeria killing 257, Defence Ministry reports

Updated April 12, 2018 09:03:03 Video: More than 250 people have been killed in the crash (ABC News) A military plane has crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people. Key points: 257 people died in the crash Algerian authorities did not say if …

Military plane crashes in Algeria, killing more than 250, state media reports

Military plane crashes in Algeria, killing more than 250, state media reports

Updated April 11, 2018 22:15:32 Video: Algerian state radio says at least 100 people have died in a military plane crash (ABC News) More than 250 people have been killed when a military plane crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, according to the country’s state …

Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in Istanbul

Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in Istanbul

Posted April 10, 2018 14:56:44 A cargo ship has crashed into a historic mansion on Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, severely damaging the building. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said the Maltese-flagged cargo ship had a malfunction Saturday that disabled its rudder and caused it to lose control in the busy waterway. …