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Pakistan plane crash: ‘All I could see was fire’

Pakistan plane crash: ‘All I could see was fire’

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device One of the survivors of Friday's plane crash in the Pakistani city of Karachi has described his ordeal, saying all he could see "was fire".Passenger Muhammad Zubair was one of at least two passengers who survived after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 came down in a residential area.Health authorities in Sindh province said 97 deaths had been confirmed.The cause of the crash is not yet known.The pilot had reported a technical fault after one failed landing attempt, according local media, then issued a mayday call as the plane came down.It came days after Pakistan allowed commercial flights to resume after the country's coronavirus lockdown was eased.How did Muhammad Zubair escap...
Germany in recession as economy takes biggest hit since crash

Germany in recession as economy takes biggest hit since crash

Business
Germany is officially in recession after its economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter of the year as the global coronavirus shutdown began to bite.The latest official data gives an insight into the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to Europe's biggest economy, with worse expected to come. Chancellor warns of a 'significant recession' The fall over the three months to March was the second-biggest quarter...
Tesla Autopilot crash driver ‘was playing video game’

Tesla Autopilot crash driver ‘was playing video game’

Technology
An Apple employee who died after his Tesla car hit a concrete barrier was playing a video game at the time of the crash, investigators believe.The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the car had been driving semi-autonomously using Tesla's Autopilot software.Tesla instructs drivers to keep their hands on the wheel in Autopilot mode.But the NTSB said more crashes were foreseeable if Tesla did not implement changes to its Autopilot system.The authority has published the results of a two-year investigation, following the crash in March 2018.Tesla's Autopilot software steered the vehicle into the triangular "gore area" at a motorway intersection, and accelerated into a concrete barrier. ...
Daredevil inventor ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes killed in rocket crash

Daredevil inventor ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes killed in rocket crash

Technology
A daredevil inventor known as "Mad" Mike Hughes has died after launching himself in a homemade rocket which crashed in the California desert.The 64-year-old was attempting to fly 5,000ft (1,524m) into the air in a steam-powered rocket when it crash-landed shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday. The Science Channel, which was filming the launch attempt as part of a documentary series called Homemade Astronauts, confirmed Mr Hughes had died in the crash. Michael 'Mad Mike' Hughes tragically passed away today during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket. Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends during this difficult time. It was always his dream to do this launch & Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey pic.twitter.c...
Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

Technology
A man described by Waymo as a disgruntled former driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilitiesBy WALTER BERRY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 11:28 PM3 min readPHOENIX -- A man described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilities near Phoenix, authorities said Thursday. Tempe police said Raymond Tang, 31, was booked into jail Wednesday night and is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage, and misdemeanor counts of endangerment and reckless driving. Waymo officials said Tang “engaged in similar conduct, which resulted in misdemeanor charges fo