Tag Archives: Escape

Goats and Sheep Destined for Slaughter Escape New Jersey Auction, Make a Run for It

Goats and Sheep Destined for Slaughter Escape New Jersey Auction, Make a Run for ItPolice and bystanders round up most of the four-legged fugitives, but about 20 are still on the run.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

How to prepare for wildfires so you can escape safely if a blaze approaches

How to prepare for wildfires so you can escape safely if a blaze approachesWildfires can ignite and spread suddenly, as high winds can fan flames, so being prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice could be the key to survival.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escape

Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escapeFrance’s most famous gangster on Sunday made a spectacular jailbreak with the help of three heavily-armed accomplices who landed in his jail in a helicopter and flew out with him on board. Redoine Faid was being visited by his brother in Réau prison in the Paris region when the men burst into the room on Sunday morning and extracted him. A third man waited in the helicopter in the prison courtyard to watch over the pilot, a flying instructor whose aircraft the men hijacked in a nearby airfield and whom they forced to take part in the dramatic operation. It was the second time Faid, 46, has pulled off a spectacular jailbreak. In 2013 he became the country’s most-wanted criminal after he blasted his way out of another prison using dynamite.  He briefly took four wardens hostage before being recaptured six weeks later in a cheap hotel room. Faid, who has said he was inspired by US films such as "Scarface" and "Heat", was serving 25 years in Réau prison for his part in a botched 2010 cash-transport van robbery that he masterminded. The helicopter that extracted him on Sunday flew right across the Paris region from the jail southeast of the capital, before being dumped not far from Charles de Gaulle airport to the northeast of the city. The international 'wanted person' notice for French rober Redoine Faid Credit: AFP/Getty Images The aircraft was then set alight but was only partly damaged and the fire was extinguished when police found it a short time later. Media reports said the pilot had been released and was not injured. The prison courtyard it landed in was the only one not fitted with anti-helicopter nets as it is used by inmates only when they are being admitted or released from the jail. Spectacular helicopter jailbreaks became a regular embarrassment for French penal authorities until the late 2000s, but have petered out since prisoner exercise yards in most jails were equipped with nets to prevent choppers from landing. After the helicopter that flew Faid out of jail was torched, its occupants fled by car in a black Renault Megane which they later dumped in the underground car park of a shopping centre near the airport. They switched to a white van with the company name Enedis marked on the vehicle. A huge manhunt has been launched to track them down. All police and gendarme units across Paris were put on alert and ordered to set up checkpoints that “take into account the dangerousness of the fugitive and his possible accomplices.” The helicopter, Alouette II, abandoned by French armed robber Redoine Faid after his escape from prison Credit: GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images Faid’s brother, who was visiting him at the jail, has been taken into custody for questioning. A union representative at Reau told BFM television that "two men dressed in black, wearing balaclavas and police armbands" entered the prison to look for Faid and used a grinding machine to cut open the door that directly leads to the visiting room. Faid was serving a prison sentence for his role in the 2010 hold-up of a cash-transport van in the Paris area, in which a 26-year-old policewoman was killed. She was shot as the gang fled and used kalashnikov assault rifles to fire at police cars pursuing them along the busy A4 motorway. Two members of the gang are currently serving lengthy jail sentences for her murder. Faid has made several television appearances and co-authored two books about his delinquent youth and rise as a criminal in the Paris suburbs. In one of those published in 2010 he claimed he had given up his life of crime. Prior to the 2010 robbery, he had been released from a previous stint of a decade behind bars after convincing parole officials that he regretted his criminal past and was determined to start afresh.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Turpin Daughter's 911 Call Reveals Moments Following Her Escape: 'They Abuse Us'

Turpin Daughter's 911 Call Reveals Moments Following Her Escape: 'They Abuse Us'The call describes the devastating conditions the children were forced to endure.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Five big cats briefly escape in flooded German zoo

Five big cats briefly escape in flooded German zooOvernight heavy thunderstorms had sparked flash floods in the area and completely flooded the private zoo, which is located on a riverbank. The high waters had damaged the cages, allowing the animals to go on the run.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

French family narrowly escape cheetahs after getting out of car to take pictures in safari park

French family narrowly escape cheetahs after getting out of car to take pictures in safari parkA French family of five have been filmed narrowly escaping attack by cheetahs in a Dutch safari park after they left their car to take photographs and were chased by the big cats. Beekse Bergen is a drive-through African wildlife safari park, in the south of the Netherlands, where visitors are under strict instruction not to leave their cars. Apparently blithely unaware they were risking death or injury from the wild beasts who roam free in the park, the tourists were filmed leaving their French-registered car with two young children. The cheetahs can be seen calmly sunning themselves when the family gets out to take snaps. Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land Credit: BBC At first the big cats fail to react. The family can then be seen driving a little further down the road and striding up a small hill within yards of the animals, who suddenly snap into action. Cheetahs are the world's fastest land animal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. They are built for speed, grace, and hunting and mainly prey on small antelopes such as Thomson's gazelles and impalas. But they are clearly interested in the humans and appear to start stalking their prey. The clueless tourists only spot the cheetahs at the last minute and make a panic-stricken dash for their vehicle. All, except one woman, who can be seen picking up the youngest child and apparently shooing the cheetahs away before slipping into the car. They then drive off miraculously unscathed. A spokesman for Beekse Bergen park said they make it clear it is strictly forbidden to leave one’s vehicle during the safari.  'We inform visitors about the risks in several languages throughout the park,' the spokesman told Dutch broadcaster NOS.  Dutch news website VK Mag suggested introducing “mandatory IQ tests” for anyone wanting to do the safari.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing Facility

Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing FacilityFour baboons held at a Texas biomedical research facility briefly escaped on



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Israel fast-tracks wall, escape route for new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

Israel fast-tracks wall, escape route for new U.S. embassy in JerusalemIsrael has expedited construction permits to enable temporary quarters for the U.S. Embassy to open in Jerusalem as planned in May, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump in December broke with other world powers by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcing the U.S. Embassy would be moved there from Tel Aviv. Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “historic decision”.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Investigators of New York helicopter crash examine whether passenger restraints stopped escape

Investigators of New York helicopter crash examine whether passenger restraints stopped escapeInvestigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in New York City's East River and figure out whether passengers' harnesses hindered their escape from the sinking aircraft. The helicopter's five passengers drowned when it capsized after touching down in the river, city medical examiners said. The pilot escaped. National Transportation Safety Board investigators picked over the damaged helicopter at a police hangar in Brooklyn as one victim's family sued chopper owner Liberty Helicopters and others. The lawsuit spotlights the harnesses used in the open-door flight, and notes that the aircraft's inflatable floats didn't keep it from flipping over and sinking. The way passengers were harnessed, with a release mechanism in the back, there "was just no prospect of safely escaping," said Gary C. Robb, a lawyer for the parents of 26-year-old Trevor Cadigan. "Hanging upside-down in frigid water – stunned by the helicopter crash, tightly harnessed, release inaccessible, with no advanced training – is a death trap," said Robb, based in Kansas City, Missouri. New York helicopter crash journey The suit seeks unspecified damages, but Robb said Cadigan's parents mainly want to end open-door flights for taking aerial photos. Liberty Helicopters hasn't responded to requests for comment and referred all inquiries to federal authorities. The NTSB said the aircraft had been flying about 2,000 feet (609 meters) over the city on a scheduled 30-minute flight when the pilot sent out a "Mayday" call saying his engine had failed. After the helicopter made a hard landing in the water, it tipped over and was carried upside-down in the fast river current while police and Fire Department divers tried to free the passengers from their safety harnesses. Two victims died in the water. Three more were pronounced dead after several hours of treatment at a hospital. NTSB investigators said electronic devices recovered from the helicopter or from the victims, including the Go-Pro camera and data recorder, were being sent to laboratories in Washington. Officials also were examining the restraint systems. Passengers' safety harnesses on open-door photo tours are different from pilots' seat belts, said helicopter pilot Bill Richards of the aerial photography company New York Film Flyers. "The pilot survived because the pilot has a single-point release on his seatbelt. It's sitting right in front of him right in the middle," Richards said. "All he has to do is pull up one lever and the seatbelt comes apart, and he's practiced getting in and out of the aircraft hundreds and hundreds of times and knows exactly how to do that." Harnesses made to keep overzealous passengers from falling out of an aircraft's open door, he said, are much harder to unstrap. Passengers get a knife they can use to cut themselves free, but that doesn't mean the passengers know how to use them. New York-based aviation attorney Brian Alexander said the harnesses themselves "may not be a problem," but it might be crucial to know how thoroughly passengers are briefed about getting out in an emergency. The helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge, Monday, March 12 Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP "If you're a tourist off the street, and it's the first time, that's where it seems to me it triggers a much higher duty for these operators to make sure the passengers are prepared to handle that," he said. In addition to Cadigan, the others who died in Sunday's crash include a Texas firefighter, an Argentine tourist, a former basketball team assistant and a 34-year-old man. Liberty has been involved in at least five accidents or other incidents in the last 10 years, according to Federal Aviation Administration data. Three incidents ended in safe landings after, for example, one chopper clipped another while taking off from a helipad. But an August 2009 collision over the Hudson River between a Liberty chopper and a small private plane killed nine people. Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the FAA Monday to suspend Liberty Helicopters flights until the facts of the crash are known. Democratic U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez renewed calls for banning sightseeing copter flights over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some Democratic New York city council members are pressing the city to take its own steps to crack down on helicopter tours, though it's not clear how much the city can do.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

North Koreans Can't Escape Human Rights Abuses, Even When They Flee

North Koreans Can't Escape Human Rights Abuses, Even When They FleeAs tensions with North Korea reached new heights in late 2017, an alarming new YouTube genre swept the internet like wildfire: the Korean DMZ escape video.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines