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Hawaii crash: Skydiving aircraft goes down in ‘deadliest US civilian plane accident for 4 years’

Hawaii crash: Skydiving aircraft goes down in ‘deadliest US civilian plane accident for 4 years’Nine people have died after a skydiving plane crashed in flames in Hawaii, in what is believed to be the worst civilian US plane crash since 2015.The twin engine King Air plane crashed on Friday night near Dillingham Airfield, a small airport in Oahu, according to a department of transportation spokesperson.Officials said there were no survivors.“Upon arrival, we saw the plane fully engulfed in fire,” said Manuel Neves, Honolulu Fire Chief.“The first crews on scene extinguished the fire.”Mr Neves said the plane was used in skydiving operations and that some victims’ families had been waiting for them at the airport.“In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident what we’ve had,” he said.The plane crashed to the ground near the airport’s perimetre fencing.“They’re quite a ways away from the runway,” Mr Neves added.Witnesses have told officials the plane was inbound to the airport when it crashed, but this was unconfirmed at the time of publication.“I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield,” said Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu’s mayor.“At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.”The accident is believed to be the worst US civilian plane crash since 2015, when nine people were killed in an accident in Akron, Ohio, according to ABC News.Sixteen people died in a military plane accident in Juy 2017, when a Marine Corps aircraft crashed in Mississippi.Additional reporting by agencies



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Man awarded £120m in compensation from Ford after being paralysed in car accident

Man awarded £120m in compensation from Ford after being paralysed in car accidentAn Alabama jury has awarded $ 151.8m (£117.4m) to a young man paralyzed in a 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford and lawyers in the case said on Sunday. The jury awarded $ 100m in punitive damages and the rest in compensatory damages after finding that the 1998 Ford Explorer did not meet the company’s own safety guidelines, according to a court document seen by Reuters and lawyers for plaintiff Travaris “Tre” Smith. The document, released on Friday, said Ford “acted wantonly” in designing the vehicle.



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Prince Philip unharmed after traffic accident, two injured

Prince Philip unharmed after traffic accident, two injuredQueen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people on Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace and police. A palace spokeswoman told AFP that the duke was driving near the monarch’s Sandringham Estate when the crash occurred but declined to confirm that it overturned in the incident. “The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon,” the palace said in a statement.



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Man killed in helicopter accident at Tampa Bay area airport.

Man killed in helicopter accident at Tampa Bay area airport.Aerial footage of Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport where officials investigate the scene of the accident.



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Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accidentThe death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday. Investigators said Wednesday the passenger train appeared to have struck an empty truck trailer that had blown off a cargo train travelling in the opposite direction on a different track. Debris could be seen lying across the front of the passenger train.



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Deadly accident reported on I-70 as blizzard blasts north-central US

Deadly accident reported on I-70 as blizzard blasts north-central USAt least one fatality has been reported as a major snowstorm continues to whip the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.



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Bear spray accident at Amazon warehouse shines light on safety record

Bear spray accident at Amazon warehouse shines light on safety recordAmazon has come under increasing scrutiny for what a watchdog group says is a poor safety record.



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Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crashA Lion Air passenger jet has been involved in another accident — just a week after a plane from the Indonesian airline crashed with the loss of all 189 people on board. The plane’s left wing was visibly damaged, forcing all passengers to disembark. Lion Air spokesman Danang Prihantoro said all 143 passengers and seven crew were safe.



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Captain of duck boat that killed 17 in July accident indicted

Captain of duck boat that killed 17 in July accident indictedKenneth Scott McKee was indicted Thursday in connection with the duck boat sinking that killed 17 people, including nine members of one family.



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Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party Attendees

Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party AttendeesA white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when



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