December 24, 2012
Two people escaped injury when a small plane crashed on a South Jersey beach. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ocean County community of Bay Head. Authorities say the Cessna-style plane apparently developed engine trouble and the pilot glided down to land on the beach. But as the plane touched down, it struck debris under the sand and flipped over. The pilot and a passenger, whose names were not released, got out of the plane by themselves and did not appear to be injured.
August 20, 2012 |
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday when leader Jimmie Johnson left the track because of engine trouble with six laps left. Johnson started the race from the back because of an engine change, but made it all the way to the lead and looked as though he had the superior car after passing Brad Keselowski on Lap 191 of 200. But Johnson couldn't hold on, and Biffle took advantage. After Johnson faltered, there was a caution for oil on the track, and Biffle held off Keselowski by 0.416 seconds in the green-white-checkered finish.
June 5, 2012 |
LAGOS, Nigeria - A crane hoisted the tail section of a commercial jet from the smoldering debris of a shattered neighborhood Monday in a search for the dead from a crash that killed all 153 people aboard and an unknown number on the ground. Apartment buildings, small businesses, and roadside shops were smashed to bricks and rubble Sunday when the Dana Air MD-83 plowed into the area about five miles short of Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Pilots on the flight from Nigeria's capital Abuja to its largest city, Lagos, radioed the tower that they had engine trouble shortly before the crash, but the exact cause remained unclear.
June 30, 2011 |
As Philadelphia nears the one-year anniversary of the fatal stalling of a Ride the Ducks tour boat, a set of tourists got stranded aboard a similar vessel in San Francisco Bay. On Wednesday, just before noon, the California boat had to be towed from the water, after experiencing engine trouble that produced smoke, according to the San Francisco Examiner. No one was hurt. Two Hungarian tourists died on July 7, 2010, when a stalled duck boat in the Delaware River was struck by a city barge being pushed by a tugboat.
June 24, 2008 |
Following two weekend airplane crashes in South Jersey, a single-engine plane made an emergency landing in a Camden County field yesterday afternoon. Unlike the two crashes, which claimed four lives, yesterday's incident was not a fatal one. The pilot was able to walk away after safely touching down in Berlin Borough around 3:30 p.m. Jon Ayres, 40, of Potomac Falls, Va., was headed toward the Flying W Airport in Medford when he experienced engine trouble, authorities said.
February 7, 2006 |
Jon Kraut, an experienced pilot, would have never flown his family to its vacation homes in South Carolina if he thought his twin-engine aircraft couldn't make the trip. "He was a very cautious man," said JoAnn Warga, who for several years looked after the Krauts' vacation homes while they were at their primary residence in Ewing Township, N.J. "He would never, ever get in the plane if he didn't think it was safe. " Other friends noted that the Bucks County orthodontist had made many trips without problems.
March 17, 2005 |
At least one witness said a plane that crashed in a Chester County cornfield on March 6 might have had engine trouble shortly before it went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report released yesterday. The person, who was watching from the driveway of his home nearby, told investigators that he heard the sound of a "failing engine" overhead. The report said the witness heard the engine "throttle, and then not throttle, and finally throttle again as it flew west.
December 25, 2004 |
There was a boom. There was turbulence. And there were more than a few scared players and plenty of tired bodies. This wasn't a rough-and-tumble practice conducted by 76ers coach Jim O'Brien, but the return from an adventurous trip to Indianapolis that took more than 15 hours longer than expected. The Sixers were supposed to return to Philadelphia immediately after Wednesday's 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. It all added up to one good road win and one lousy road trip.
June 21, 2002 |
A Coast Guard search team yesterday morning recovered the body of one of two men who disappeared when their 18-foot boat sank in the Hereford Inlet on Wednesday night. Four people were aboard when the boat capsized between Stone Harbor and North Wildwood about 10 p.m. None was wearing a flotation device, said Trooper Floyd R. Pennal of the State Police Marine Division's Bivalve station. The body was found at 9:20 a.m. not far from the scene of the accident. Authorities withheld the man's identity, but Ralph Lopez of Millville said the victim was his uncle Victor Rodriguez, 49. Rodriguez's 13-year-old son, Emmanuel, was rescued shortly before midnight when a bridge attendant spotted him and threw him a line.
October 12, 2000 |
A veteran pilot filing morning traffic reports made an emergency landing yesterday at an East Frankford playground after his small plane developed engine problems over Interstate 95 in Bridesburg. Frank Sherman, 35, who works for Quaker City Helicopters, was uninjured in the landing, although the plane's nose crashed through a seven-foot steel spiked fence around Carmella Playground at Herbert and Edmund Streets. "He didn't even get a nosebleed," said Sherman's boss, Mark Ciccone, who lauded the pilot's skill in landing safely in sparse daylight at 6:15 a.m. "He did everything right," Ciccone said.