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Marine Corps to ground all aircraft after recent deadly incidents

Marine Corps to ground all aircraft after recent deadly incidents

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps announced today that it will undergo a 24-hour stand down of all its aircraft within the next two weeks in response to several incidents as part of an operational reset.Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has ordered the pause so aviation units can review safety regulations."The intent is for flying squadrons to review selected incidents which occurred enterprise-wide and study historical examples of completed investigations in order to bring awareness and best practices to the fleet," the Marine Corps said in a press release.The Marine Corps says that active operations will not be affected, and that commanders will have discretion over when to do the pause over the next two weeks.The aim is for commanders and flying squadrons to review selecte...
Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

Technology
A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the driver. Instead, Manuela Seja blamed social media, which she said has taken over people's lives and is only going to become more prevalent, television station KSEE in Fresno (http://bit.ly/2v2bYRB) reported Monday. "Honestly, I'm not mad at anybody and I don't blame anybody," Seja, who suffered a leg injury, said during an interview with the station. "It's all affected by social media. That's what life is now. And it's going to advance more and more. That what it's going to be about." Authorities say Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was driving the car Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles (120.7 kilometers) northwest of Fresno. Sh...