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911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico bus crash

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway.<p>"There's children bleeding, there's people unconscious," a female caller tells a dispatcher. "They're …

New Mexico

'Lava bomb' from Hawaii volcano hits tour boat, injuring at least 22

A 'lava bomb', a flying chunk of molten rock, hit an ocean tour boat near the Big Island of Hawaii, puncturing the vessel's roof and injuring the …

Bus rams into light pole in Moscow, reports of ‘many’ injured

Bus left hanging off the edge of a bridge in Madrid crash (VIDEO)

A nail-bitingly close call in Madrid left a bus teetering off the side of a bridge, at risk of plunging onto a road below, after its driver lost …

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said.<p>One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind around 2 a.m. …

New Mexico

Vaping Air China co-pilot fired after causing plane to plummet 6,000 meters

Investigators have revealed that passengers on an Air China flight endured a gut wrenching 19,600 feet plummet because the plane’s co-pilot needed to …

Passengers' eardrums burst as Ryanair flight loses pressure

More than 30 Ryanair passengers were hospitalized after an emergency landing in Germany when the cabin of their plane became depressurized.

Aviation

Train kills woman whose wheelchair gets struck on tracks

KENLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is dead after her motorized wheelchair got stuck while she crossed railroad tracks and she was hit by a freight train.<p>Media organizations say it happened shortly after midnight Friday in Kenly, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Raleigh. A police …

Freight Train

25 injured after bus overturns on Los Angeles freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries.<p>The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, just south of downtown Los …

Los Angeles

Passenger fury at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing

BERLIN (AP) — Passengers of budget airline Ryanair expressed anger Saturday over the way the company treated them following an unscheduled landing in Germany that forced dozens to seek hospital treatment.<p>In interviews with German and Irish media, passengers described moments of terror as their …

Ryanair

Delta cutting routes to counter expected $2B rise in fuel costs

Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it will be forced to cut out certain routes after the peak summer season in order to offset the rising cost of …

United Arab Emirates

Air China pilots investigated after sudden 25,000-foot plunge

Chinese authorities are investigating an Air China flight this week, on which passengers were startled by a sudden plunge of 25,000 feet in just a …

China

U.S. Coast Guard rescues 11 passengers in Alaska plane crash

July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 11 passengers on a plane that crashed into an Alaskan mountain Tuesday.<p>All 11 passengers on the plane …

Coast Guard

24 killed in train derailment after heavy rains in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, killing two dozen people and injuring more than 300 others, officials said Monday.<p>Investigators believe that heavy rains caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing Sunday's crash, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag …

Emergency Medicine

Boat that ferried passengers to Boblo Island catches fire

DETROIT (AP) — A floating piece of Detroit nostalgia was gutted by fire Friday as flames roared through one of two historic steamships that once ferried people from the city to an island amusement park in the Detroit River.<p>The SS Ste. Claire caught fire while docked at a marina east of downtown.<p>The …

Boats

At least 21 dead, dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Thailand

At least 21 people died and dozens went missing Friday when a tourist boat capsized in rough seas off the coast of Thailand, officials said.

Thailand

Norwegian probe: Gearbox failure cause fatal 2016 crash

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — "A fatigue fracture" in the main rotor gearbox caused an Airbus helicopter to crash off western Norway in 2016, killing all 13 people on board, Norway's Accident Investigation Board said Thursday.<p>The Airbus EC-225 helicopter was carrying workers from an offshore rig in …

North Sea

Police surround JetBlue flight at NYC's JFK Airport after false hijack alarm

Authorities surrounded a JetBlue flight on the tarmac at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport late Tuesday after a hijacking alarm …

FAA

‘2 Israeli missiles’ strike near Damascus airport – Syrian state media

Two missiles have reportedly landed in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.<p>It was not …

Passenger train derails in Austria, 3 seriously injured

BERLIN (AP) — A passenger train derailed on a local railway in Austria on Tuesday, leaving two carriages lying on their side and three people seriously injured. Authorities said the accident was caused by excessive speed.<p>A further 31 people sustained light injuries in the derailment near St. …

Passenger Rail

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015.<p>One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157 …

British Airways

Sharp increase of sexual assault incidents on airplanes, FBI says

Reports of sexual assaults aboard airplanes has nearly doubled since 2014, according to FBI statistics released this week.

Thurgood Marshall

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week.<p>The …

Airplanes

Airline urges booze ban after 20 drunk passengers force Ibiza flight to divert

Ryanair has called for a ban on booze at Irish airports after drunken passengers forced an Ibiza-bound flight from Dublin to divert to Paris.<p>The …

Bus crash in Poland kills 2 retirees, injures 27 others

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two people have been killed and at least 27 others injured when a bus carrying retirees on a seaside holiday veered off the road and into a grassy ditch in central Poland, officials said Monday.<p>The head of the regional firefighters, Janusz Halak, said the crash took place …

Russian taxi crash injures at least 7 World Cup fans

A taxi plowed into a crowd of World Cup fans Saturday in Russia's capital, injuring at least seven people.

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the coalition had seized the facility that is the starving nation's main gateway …

Middle East

American Airlines carrier cancels hundreds of flights over 'technical issue,' leaves thousands stranded

Thousands of passengers scheduled to fly out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in North Carolina, on an American Airlines-operated carrier became stranded on Thursday night after the airline suddenly canceled all remaining flights.<p>PSA Airlines, a regional carrier for American Airlines, …

Why American airports don’t sell anything you actually need

Woe betide the traveler who forgets her toiletries case, gets peckish, or has a headache at a US airport.<p>At best, she might find tiny container of Advil or $10 packet of almonds in a Hudson News outlet, sandwiched between a Cinnabon and an Auntie Anne’s Preztels. But why is there no CVS or …

Aviation

Cops looking for man in vicious attack on senior citizen on Red Line train

Chicago Police are looking for a man who punched a senior citizen in the face as she was reading her Kindle on a Red Line train in a vicious, …