Incidence & Issues

Intersection confusion cited in identical EasyJet take-off incidents

Two identical serious take-off incidents within two weeks involving EasyJet Airbus A320s at Lisbon have spurred UK investigators to advise Portugal’s airports operator to stop using confusing terminology for runway departure positions. Both incidents involved the aircraft accelerating with insufficient thrust and becoming airborne close to the far end of the runway. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says an ...

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Harry Dunn: Police chief requests meeting over ‘wrong-way’ driving

A police chief has asked to meet the commander of the RAF base near where Harry Dunn died, to discuss cars being driven on the wrong side of the road. Mr Dunn, 19, was hit by a car driven by Anne Sacoolas, who left for the US claiming diplomatic immunity. Video has now emerged of a car being driven on ...

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Police charge man after incidents at banks – Carnegie and Glen Waverley

Armed Crime Squad detectives have charged a man following two incidents at banks in Carnegie and Glen Waverley last month. A 36-year-old Pakenham man was arrested at his home address in Pakenham this morning. Police also located what are believed to be an imitation firearm at the address. He has been charged with theft from motor vehicle, armed robbery, attempted ...

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Recent Attacks On Seniors Prompt Police To Issue Public Safety Alert

After a recent increase of attacks on seniors, local police are urging older residents to carry a tiny new safety device that can easily be used against attackers. It was just a normal day at the grocery store for Ruth Miller, a 63 year old woman from , … until everything went horribly wrong. She had just left the store ...

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Break and enters, Parkes: Police police with reduction of incidents

THE number of homes broken into across Cowra, Hilltops and Parkes local government areas is declining, new data shows. During the past year, there were 194 break and enter dwelling crimes reported to police which represents a decline of 6.7 per cent on the 208 cases in the 12 months prior. The data was revealed in the recently-released NSW Bureau ...

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Friday morning snow snarled traffic, caused accidents

In St. Clairsville, a parked wreck truck suddenly slid over a hill. The road had to be closed, and it took a while to get it out. At the Ohio State Highway Patrol, every trooper was responding to numerous accidents. “Oh, we had a lot of people stuck, a lot of people stuck in ditches,” said Sgt. Joe Weaver of the Ohio State ...

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At least four dead in Florida university bridge collapse

At least four people are dead and 10 others are injured after a bridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, officials say. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble on Thursday night for victims trapped beneath the buckled footbridge. The structure toppled over an eight-lane motorway on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, according to police. It is ...

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British woman jailed for 28 years for ‘bucket list’ murder in Australia

Jemma Lilley boasted she had ‘ticked off’ crime by garotting and stabbing autistic teenager A British woman who had an “obsession” with serial killers has been jailed for life for garotting, stabbing and burying the body of an autistic teenager in Western Australia. Jemma Lilley, 26, murdered Aaron Pajich, 18, at her home in Perth, burying him in a shallow ...

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Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people before policemen shot him dead, officials and state media said. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that the gunman who was shot dead had killed nine people and wounded others, including a police officer. The gunman had tried to storm the ...

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Australian fishermen rescued after sleeping on roof of stranded car ‘for days’ as crocodiles circled

two men stranded in the outback of Australia spent four days on top of their car after finding themselves surrounded by rising waters filled with circling crocodiles. The men were on a fishing trip in the remote Kimberley region in north-west Australia when their four-by-four became stuck in a tidal bog. Police said a close encounter with a crocodile prompted ...

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