Whale Tail Sculpture Stops Rotterdam Metro Train from Crashing Into Water

Whale Tail Sculpture Stops Rotterdam Metro Train from Crashing Into Water
Joey Bremer

A metro train serving the town of Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, has crashed through the barrier at the end of the track and only the sculpture of a whale has stopped it plummeting into the water below. Continue reading »

10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety

Liam Bethell
10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety

Shocking portraits of the searing bruises that seatbelts can leave behind after a crash are being celebrated as survival badges of honor, and showing the importance of belting up.

The initiative is part of an NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) campaign to reduce the number of deaths on NZ roads. According to them, 90 people die each year because they weren’t wearing their seatbelt, most of whom are young men in rural areas. The confronting portraits are of 10 real-life crash survivors, whose post-crash injuries were recreated by the SFX make-up company PROFX. Continue reading »

Quadcopter Crash, The Scary Part Is After The Crash

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According to Greg Johnson: “Once again I was able to lose my copter in the wind and crash it. The scary part is what happened after I crashed. GoPro was still running and look what happened while I was running around trying to find my copter.” Continue reading »

The Virgin Galactic Crash Site

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“Virgin Galactic’s experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California’s Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft’s descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher Hart said that while no cause for Friday’s crash of SpaceShipTwo has been determined, investigators found the “feathering” system – which rotates the tail to create drag – was activated before the craft reached the appropriate speed. The system requires a two-step process to deploy. The co-pilot unlocked the system but Hart said the second step occurred “without being commanded”. “What we know is that after it was unlocked, the feathers moved into the deploy position and two seconds later we saw disintegration” Hart said. The investigation is months from being completed and pilot error, mechanical failure, the design and whether there was pressure to continue testing are among many things being looked at, Hart said. “We are not edging toward anything, we’re not ruling anything out”, Hart said. “We are looking at all these issues to determine the root cause of this accident”.
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Return of the LEGO Zombies: The Plane Crash

Return of the LEGO Zombies: The Plane Crash
It’s that time of year again, so to celebrate Halloween 2013 creative team of Design By Soap dug out the LEGO and have produced the second scene in their LEGO Zombie series; the plane crash. Inspired by the plane crash in World War Z, the scene depicts a plane that has come down out in the British countryside, and the noise has attracted a large group of the undead… Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: The Wave Crash

Photo of the Day: The Wave Crash
Waves crash over the promenade at high tide in Saundersfoot, in west Wales, on January 3, 2013. The south and west of the country was due to be hit by a combination of heavy rain, strong winds and high spring tides. Britain’s Environment Agency said that there could be a threat to life. (Photo by Rebecca Naden/Reuters)

Photo of the Day: Watermelon Crash

Photo of the Day: Watermelon Crash

Splattered watermelons and tomatoes litter the roadway after an accident on the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway near Sebree, Kentucky. (Mike Lawrence/The Gleaner) Click image to zoom.

Plane from U.S. Crash-Lands in Poland with 230 Passengers Aboard

Plane from U.S. Crash-Lands in Poland with 230 Passengers Aboard

A Boeing 767 of Polish LOT airlines makes an emergency landing at Warsaw airport on November 1. The plane en route from Newark with 230 people onboard made an emergency landing in Warsaw airport on Tuesday. No passengers were hurt, Polish media reported. (Peter Andrews / Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Unexpected Crash

Photo of the Day: Unexpected Crash

A salt spreader dangled three stories high Wednesday after it crashed though a wall at a Sanitation Department repair facility in Queens. The cause of the crash is under investigation. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal) Click image to zoom.