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Light aircraft flies through underpass to make emergency landing on US motorway

Light aircraft flies through underpass to make emergency landing on US motorwayA small plane averted disaster by making an emergency landing on a major California freeway. Pilot Izzy Slod told KTLA that his engine “quit” on him part way through a short flight and that he had to make a last-minute decision to aim for the road. Mr Slod attributed his ability to land without incident to his training, saying he acted instinctively.



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Light aircraft flies through underpass to make emergency landing on US motorway

Light aircraft flies through underpass to make emergency landing on US motorwayA small plane averted disaster by making an emergency landing on a major California freeway. Pilot Izzy Slod told KTLA that his engine “quit” on him part way through a short flight and that he had to make a last-minute decision to aim for the road. Mr Slod attributed his ability to land without incident to his training, saying he acted instinctively.



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Four dead after Moscow bus ploughs into underpass

Four dead after Moscow bus ploughs into underpassFour people were killed Monday when a Moscow bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in the west of the city, officials said. “Nine people are currently in the city’s clinics… four people died on the spot,” the Moscow city hall said in a statement on the website. Moscow police said in a statement they were looking into two possible causes — the driver losing control of the vehicle and a technical problem with the bus.



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Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass

Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpassFive people were killed when a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident as authorities said they were looking into several possibilities, including a technical malfunction. "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass," a traffic police spokesman, Artyom Kolesnikov, told AFP. "According to preliminary information, five people died." Footage broadcast on national television showed a bus driving onto the pavement and then down the stairs of the underpass, running over several pedestrians before coming to a stop. Rescuers worked to pull the bus out Credit: AFP Moscow police said in a statement they were looking into two possible causes of the accident – the driver losing control of the vehicle and a technical problem with the bus. "The driver of the bus began movement and then changed his trajectory, which resulted in the bus going down into the pedestrian underpass," the statement said. "The driver has been detained. Police employees are working with him," the statement said. Three people have been hospitalised, the statement added. The accident happened around 3 pm (1200 GMT) near Moscow's Slavyansky Boulevard metro station, a prestigious residential area near one of the capital's main avenues. The accident occurred in a busy residential area Credit: Reuters Sirens were blaring around the metro station, with authorities preparing to pull the bus out of the underpass with a cable, an AFP correspondent at the scene said. The underpass and surrounding area were cordoned off by police, and several black body bags could be seen on the pavement, partially covered with falling snow. The emergencies ministry said two helicopters had been dispatched to the scene to help evacuate the victims. "There are dead and wounded," tweeted Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin. "We are providing emergency aid," he said, offering condolences to families of the victims. Sobyanin himself arrived at the scene, telling journalists he had ordered a full inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet.



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