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Lion Air crash: Investigators say plane was 'not airworthy'

Lion Air crash: Investigators say plane was 'not airworthy'

World
Indonesian investigators have said the Lion Air plane that crashed last month killing 189 people was not airworthy and should have been grounded.The Boeing 737 Max plane crashed into the Java Sea shortly after departing Jakarta on 29 October.A preliminary report has found technical problems had been reported on previous flights.The 737 Max is a new version of Boeing's original 737 and has become its fastest selling plane. The preliminary report details what is known by authorities about the short time the plane was in the air, but investigators said it does not give a definitive cause for the accident.What's in the report?The findings by the National Transport Safety Committee (KNKT) suggest that Lion Air put the plane back into ...
Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver 'had angel on shoulder' to survive Macau Grand Prix crash

Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver 'had angel on shoulder' to survive Macau Grand Prix crash

Sports
Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch had an "angel on her shoulder" to survive her high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix, says her team principal.German Florsch, 17, fractured her spine after losing control of her car, which flew through the air before smashing into a fence and photographers' bunker."It was nearly a rocket. Surviving was incredible," said Frits van Amersfoort, the owner of Van Amersfoort Racing. "We reckon she was travelling at 276km/h (171.6mph) at the time."Florsch posted on social media on Sunday to say she will have surgery on her broken vertebrae on Monday.She hit the back of Jehan Daruvala's car on lap four and then launched over the inside kerb into the car of Sho Tsuboi...
Four die in Iowa plane crash after pilot aparently had heart attack

Four die in Iowa plane crash after pilot aparently had heart attack

Health
Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Four people died in a small plane crash in rural Iowa after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was going to attempt an emergency landing, authorities said Saturday. Around 5 p.m. Friday, air traffic control in Des Moines requested an emergency landing for a single-engine aircraft at the airport east of Guthrie Center, Guthrie County Sheriff Marty Arganbright said in a release to local media. Traffic control reported that 1979 Piper single-engine plane dropped off radar approximately 4 miles southwest of the airport. Guthrie is 60 miles west of Des Moines. The Sheriff's Office launched an extensive search and rescue mission to find the aircraft but was hampered by pitch-black conditions in forested areas. A resident reported seeing a small plane cr...
Leicester City helicopter crash: Wreckage removal begins

Leicester City helicopter crash: Wreckage removal begins

Sports
Work to remove the wreckage of the helicopter which crashed near to Leicester City's stadium is under way. Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft came down just after taking off from the King Power Stadium.Mr Vichai's funeral is to begin in Thailand on Saturday.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it would begin examining parts of the wreckage. An AAIB spokesman said "the recovery operation is under way", adding that the helicopter would be inspected in detail at its specialist facilities in Farnborough "by the weekend". ...
Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Sports
TRAGEDY The Thai businessman and popular Leicester owner died in the horrific incident on Saturday following the Premier League game against West Ham Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium, it has been confirmed. In statement released on Sunday, Leicester announced the 60-year-old was one of five people to have lost their lives in the horrific incident a day earlier. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took over Leicester City in 2010 Srivaddhanaprabha was spotted boarding the helicopter on the King Stadium Power Stadium pitch – as he did after every home match – approximately an hour after Leicester’s Premier League clash with West Ham o...