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Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes outSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver began passing out on a Utah highway Friday morning, police said.



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Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to Toronto

Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to TorontoA Fly Jamaica plane has been forced into a crash landing at a Guyana airport after developing a “technical problem” en route to Toronto, leaving at least six passengers injured. In the emergency landing the aircraft overran the airstrip, crashed through a perimeter fence and came to a rest a few feet in front of a steep ditch. The airline issued a statement saying: “We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.



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Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in Indonesia

Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in IndonesiaAn Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from where it had taken off minutes earlier, and there were likely no survivors, officials said.



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Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in Indonesia

Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in IndonesiaA Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 passengers crashed into the sea on Monday, shortly after taking off from the capital Jakarta. The plane was heading to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra when it  lost contact with air traffic control around 6.30 am (2330 GMT), 13 minutes after takeoff. "The plane had requested to return to base before finally disappearing from the radar," Sindu Rahayu, directorate general of Civil Aviation at the transport ministry, said. Lion Air said the aircraft, which was a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was carrying 181 passengers, including one child and two babies, and eight crew members. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the rescue agency, tweeted photos of debris including a crushed smartphone, books, bags and parts of the aircraft fuselage that had been gathered by search and rescue vessels. Items believed to be from the wreckage of the Lion Air flight JT 610, recovered off the coast of Indonesia's Java island Credit: AFP Indonesian TV broadcast pictures of a fuel slick and debris field, while other debris thought to be from the plane, including aircraft seats, were reportedly found near an offshore refining facility. Distraught friends and relatives prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Pangkal Pinang's airport.  At the National Search and Rescue Agency headquarters in Jakarta, family members turned up, hoping desperately for news. Relatives of passengers comfort each other as they wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island Credit: AP Feni, who uses a single name, said her soon to be married sister was on the flight, planning to meet relatives in Pangkal Pinang. "We are here to find any information about my younger sister, her fiance, her in-law to be and a friend of them," said Feni. "We don't have any information," she told Associated Press. "No one provided us with any information that we need. We're confused. We hope that our family is still alive." Relatives of passengers of Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed into the sea, cry at Depati Amir airport in Pangkal Pinang Credit: Reuters Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani also arrived at the agency and met with its chief, seeking information about 20 finance ministry staff who were on the flight. An official of Indonesia's safety transport committee said the cause of the crash would not be known until the plane's cockpit voice recorder and data flight recorder were recovered. "We will collect all data from the control tower," Soerjanto Tjahjono said. "The plane is so modern, it transmits data from the plane and that we will review too. But the most important is the blackbox." An oil slick where Lion Air flight JT 610 reportedly crashed into the sea off the coast of Indonesia's Java island Credit: AFP The Flightradar website tracked the plane, showing it looping south on take-off and then heading north before the flight path ended abruptly over the Java Sea, not far from the coast. Preliminary flight tracking data from the website shows the aircraft climbed to around 5,000 feet (1,524 m) before losing, and then regaining, height, before finally falling towards the sea. It was last recorded at 3,650 feet (1,113 m) and its speed had increased to 345 knots, the site showed.  We're following reports that contact has been lost with Lion Air flight #JT610 shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. ADS-B data from the flight is available at t.co/zNM33cM0napic.twitter.com/NIU7iuCcFu— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) October 29, 2018 The search and rescue agency said the flight ended in waters off West Java that are 30 to 35 meters (98 to 115 feet) deep. The agency's chief Muhammad Syaugi told a news conference that divers were trying to locate the wreckage. Lion Air said the aircraft was airworthy and had only been in operation since August. Items believed to be from the wreckage of the Lion Air flight Credit: AFP Its pilot and co-pilot had together amassed 11,000 hours of flying time, the airline said in a statement. The accident is the first to be reported that involves the widely-sold Boeing 737 MAX, an updated, more fuel-efficient version of the manufacturer's workhorse single-aisle jet. The first Boeing 737 MAX jets were introduced into service in 2017. Boeing was aware of the reports and was "closely monitoring" the situation, its spokesman told Reuters.  A Boeing 737 MAX Credit: Reuters Indonesia relies heavily on air transport to connect its thousands of islands but has a poor aviation safety record and has suffered several fatal crashes in recent years. A 12-year-old boy was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia in August. In August 2015, a commercial passenger aircraft operated by Indonesian carrier Trigana crashed in Papua due to bad weather, killing all 54 people on board.



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New York Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping Female Passenger

New York Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping Female PassengerA driver for Uber was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a 24-year-old New York



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Miami Uber Driver Raped A Female Passenger, Told Cops It Was A 'Perk' Of The Job

Miami Uber Driver Raped A Female Passenger, Told Cops It Was A 'Perk' Of The JobA Miami Uber driver raped a female passenger over Labor Day weekend last year,



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American Airlines flight diverted to Missouri due to unruly passenger

American Airlines flight diverted to Missouri due to unruly passengerA flight from Arizona to Massachusetts was forced to make an emergency landing



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Divers Find Body of Passenger Who Died Escaping Micronesia Flight That Crashed in Lagoon

Divers Find Body of Passenger Who Died Escaping Micronesia Flight That Crashed in LagoonAir Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived



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Houston man accused of fondling sleeping Southwest Airlines passenger

Houston man accused of fondling sleeping Southwest Airlines passengerPolice say the 30-year-old is accused of touching a female passenger while she was sleeping on a flight from Hobby Airport.



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China's Didi vows to prioritise safety over growth after murder of passenger

China's Didi vows to prioritise safety over growth after murder of passengerChina’s dominant ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd said on Tuesday it would prioritise safety over growth as a measure of success after a 20-year-old passenger was murdered by her Didi driver last week. The case sparked outrage on social media and concerns over safety issues in the fast-growing ride-hailing sector in China, prompting Didi to say that it would suspend its Hitch service indefinitely until it comes up with a safety mechanism acceptable to its users. “The tragedy reminded us we have walked this path without enough respect or humility,” Didi founder Cheng Wei and President Jean Liu said in an emailed statement.



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