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Coal magnate Chris Cline, 6 others die in helicopter crash in Bahamas

Coal magnate Chris Cline, 6 others die in helicopter crash in Bahamas

World
July 5 (UPI) -- West Virginia billionaire and philanthropist Chris Cline died in a helicopter crash off the Bahamas, confirmed Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. He was 60 years old. "Today, we lost a [West Virginia] superstar and I lost a very close friend," Justice said in a tweet, adding "Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving and giving man." Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend. Our families go back to the beginning of the Cline empire - Pioneer Fuel. Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving, and giving man.— Governor Jim Justice (@WVGovernor) July 5, 2019 All seven people aboard the helicopter died when it crashed Thursday into waters off Wal
Chris Froome is ‘not in great shape’ after suffering serious injuries in crash

Chris Froome is ‘not in great shape’ after suffering serious injuries in crash

Sports
Britain's Chris Froome is in intensive care and "not in great shape" after suffering serious multiple fractures in a high-speed crash, his team principal Dave Brailsford told BBC Sport.Froome took his hand off his handlebars to blow his nose and was travelling at 54km/h when a gust of wind caught his front wheel, causing him to hit a wall.He was airlifted to St Etienne University Hospital for surgery. "Time is of the essence in these situations," said the Team Ineos boss.The four-time Tour de France champion, 34, has suffered a fractured right femur, a broken hip, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs and lost consciousness following the crash.Speaking to Radio 5 Live's BeSpoke podcast, Brails...
At least 28 killed in Madeira bus crash

At least 28 killed in Madeira bus crash

World
April 17 (UPI) -- More than two dozen people in a tour bus crash Wednesday on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The bus crashed in the city of Santa Cruz while carrying a group of tourists, killing at least 28 people and injuring as many as 22, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported. The area was cordoned off and Portugal's National Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic sciences was sending a team from the mainland to assist a large ambulance response to treat the victims. "I have no words to describe what happened. I cannot face the suffering of these people," Santa Cruz Mayor Filipe Sousa said. German media reported that the majority of the victims on the bus were believed to be German, although no nationalities were immediately confirmed, according to The Telegraph. The bus was tr...
Ethiopian Airlines crash: Boeing reduces 737 production

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Boeing reduces 737 production

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Boeing is temporarily cutting production of its best-selling 737 airliner in the continuing fall-out from crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Production will drop from 52 planes a month to 42 from mid-April, Boeing has said in a statement. The decision is a response to a halt in deliveries of the 737 Max - the model involved in the two accidents. The plane is currently grounded as preliminary findings suggest its anti-stall system was at fault. An Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed only minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa in March, killing all 157 people on board. The same type flown by the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed into the sea only five months earlier, shortly after taking off from J...