The devastated father of an eight-year-old girl killed when a plane made a crash landing on a Portuguese beach has accused the pilot of putting his own safety before the lives of his victims.
The grieving man said the pilot should have landed in the sea not on the sand and he would make it his life’s mission to make sure he never flew again after he had buried his little girl.
The Portuguese national, who didn’t give his name and identified his daughter only as Sofia, spoke out after interrupting a live TV report on the tragedy.
In a heartbreaking statement, the unnamed man said he told his daughter Sofia to run behind him.
But although "she ran as fast as she could," he tragically saw her being hit.
He admitted to wanting to “punch” the pilot as he recalled the moment he saw Sofia hit by the Cessna-152.
The truck driver helps pry the women's car-door open, begins to speak with her and call for assistance with his cell phone. No injuries were reported in the incident.
The footage was later posted to YouTube on July 25, with a description: 'Girl was changing her shirt while driving. I-270 off ramp/I-44 on ramp in Missouri.'
Experts say that the number one cause of accidents in the United States are distracted drivers.
On the evening of July 26, 2017 a speeding car plunged off the 41st Avenue North overpass onto interstate 94, then started on fire. MPD officers and two brave civilians jumped into action to get the two passengers out of the car before the vehicle was completely engulfed with flames. We are proud of their […]
The speeding car had veered off the road and plunged off an overpass onto Interstate 94.
By the time two Minneapolis police officers got to the scene late Wednesday, they found the dark-colored Cadillac ATS smoldering and its two occupants trapped inside, according to police and witnesses. Minutes later, flames began shooting out from the hood.
After pulling the female passenger — identified as Lancha Robertson, 37, of Minneapolis — to safety, they struggled to free the unconscious driver.
The dash cam video shows the officers, later joined by another cop and at least two passersby, yanking the driver, Floyd Cunningham, out of the car. By then the vehicle was engulfed in flames.
Bystanders can be heard cheering as the officers dragged Cunningham onto the highway shoulder, while passing motorists honked their horns.
According to police and witnesses, Cunningham was driving east on N. 41st Avenue, where it turns into Washington Avenue, just before 10 p.m. last Wednesday when the car jumped the curb and went airborne through a guardrail. The car plunged an estimated 16 feet onto the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 below, landing upright.
The officers tried to resuscitate Cunningham, 31, of Minneapolis, but he later died at a hospital. Robertson’s condition wasn’t available on Monday.
A police spokeswoman said over the weekend that she couldn’t release the officers’ names, citing department privacy rules. She said the officers all worked the overnight shift in the Fourth Precinct, which covers the city’s North Side.
Authorities said speed, but not alcohol, appears to be a factor in the crash, which is being investigated by the State Patrol.
Austin Dunn, 21, was struck in the hand and spent two weeks recovering in the hospital.
Surveillance footage shows a worker at Southwest Florida International Airport being struck by lightning on July 22.
At least two people died in the collapse of a marquee in a work of São Leopoldo, in Vale dos Sinos. According to press reports from the capital, the structure of a building under construction, located near the joints of Feitoria and São Borja Avenues, would have dropped at around 5 pm. The dead, identified as Jairo Rodrigues Cavallari, 26, and Lautiere Müller Kulba, 30, and the wounded are employees of a company that works on the site.
Police have released dash-cam video of a head-on collision that killed one man and burned another last week near Wellsville, Utah.
The video was taken by a law enforcement vehicle that was trailing a suspect on Wednesday, July 26. After several 911 calls of reckless and erratic driving, police attempted to pull over a Chevy pick-up truck on Highway 89 / 91 in Wellsville. The driver, heading southbound, appeared to disregard the officer's attempts to pull him over according to a release from Logan City.
Seconds later, the black truck veered left into oncoming traffic and struck a semi truck loaded with sand.
Police said the truck was speeding and at the point of impact there was a violent explosion, visible on the video from the pursuing police car.
William Gray was driving the truck and exited the cab on fire, extinguished by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. He was taken to a local hospital and then taken by air the University of Utah hospital.
Marcos Torres, 26, of Brigham City, was driving the Chevy truck and will killed at the scene.
Cable car passengers desperately clung to children in terrifying scenes after 75 people were trapped in gondolas over the Rhine River in Cologne when a car crashed into a support pillar.
Authorities say 32 of the cars were in operation when the smash happened at around 3.30pm local time (2.30pm UK time) - with many still stranded 40 metres above the water as the sun sets.
FROM MIRROR ONLINE - A police car skidded sideways down a narrow lane and was just inches away from hitting people leaving a nightclub.
The car had its sirens and lights flashing when the driver appeared to lose control in a scene likened to Hollywood film Fast and Furious.
The car almost hit a group of people who had gathered at the scene of a disturbance, before coming to an abrupt stop when it crashed into some railings.
The heart-stopping footage was taken at 3.30am Sunday when police were at the scene of a fight.
Video footage of what happened, in Canterbury Road, Kent, was posted on social media by Warren Wallace.
A vehicle in Zhejiang Province suddenly burst into flames. The driver had passed out in the car after drinking too much when the car caught fire. A nearby resident and two security guards rushed to the scene to put out the blaze, breaking the window with the fire extinguisher and woke up the drive, who is currently subject to criminal compulsory measures for drunk driving.
MORE than 22,000 people were evacuated from a music festival in Spain last night after a massive fire engulfed its stage.
Crowds fled Barcelona’s Tomorrowland Unite festival just hours before Steve Aoki was set to headline the event.
An eyewitness said on social media the stage "just exploded".
Firefighters rushed to the scene and eventually managed to put out the fire which they said "totally destroyed" the stage.
No serious injuries were reported - a total of 22,143 people had to be evacuated from the festival.
The event's private security treated 20 people for minor injuries or anxiety.