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Displaying 181 - 210 of 316 • Thu 2011 Mar 24, 10:15am

An intense fire that broke out Wednesday night at a fuel tank farm at the Miami International Airport has canceled 36 flights. The blaze broke out at 11 p.m. at the airport's fuel farm, an area where fuel is stored for planes. Six fuel tanks, with the total capacity to hold six million gallons of fuel, were at the center of the blaze. However, it is not known how much fuel those tanks contained when the fire broke out. "Preliminary information that we're gathering is that, it was a malfunction," • Thu 2011 Mar 24, 8:10am

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has ordered a second air traffic controller to be on duty overnight at Reagan National Airport, after the lone controller was unavailable as two planes were trying to land. LaHood alsoordered a review of staffing levels at other airports around the country. • Mon 2011 Mar 14, 1:00am

PlanePilots on an Alaska Airlines flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles locked down the cockpit and alerted authorities Sunday when a flight crew grew alarmed at the behavior of three men who turned out to be conducting an elaborate orthodox Jewish prayer ritual, officials said. • Sat 2011 Mar 12, 12:30pm

A bus crash in the Bronx killed at least 14 people on its way back from a casino. • Thu 2011 Mar 10, 11:12pm

The keys were left with the teens so they could listen to the radio, he said. One girl went to the casino while the daughter stayed behind and began huffing compressed air from a can, O'Mara said. The girl told deputies she was circling the parking lot in the van when she blacked out. The van jumped three curbs, hit a security car and then hit the casino building about 3 p.m., O'Mara said. No one was injured, he said. The girl who drove the van told deputies that she had taken an unknown number of prescription pills, not knowing what effect the pills would have • Thu 2011 Mar 10, 11:12pm

Inhofe called the administration's $556 billion proposal for the next rewrite of the nation's massive transportation bill the most unusual budget request for highways he has seen in his 20-plus years in Congress. "What is unusual is that it ignores the fact that there is no money to fund it," the Oklahoma Republican said. • Thu 2011 Mar 10, 10:19pm

Two teenage girls were arrested Wednesday after crashing a van into the Will Rogers Casino near Claremore... Deputies said the girls, both 15, had been huffing compressed air.... • Tue 2011 Mar 8, 9:22pm

The last two years have seen unprecedented attempts by Washington to socially engineer people away from the lifestyles that modern conditions make necessary. One such effort was to attract people away from cars to intercity rail services and transit instead. Never mind that there is no U.S. evidence that material diversion is possible (at any expense), and never mind that such programs would make travel more expensive and usually slower. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been a willing participant in these efforts [h/t Cuz BD] • Mon 2011 Mar 7, 1:59pm

Speeding, driving erratically, smelled of booze, open container, and possibly getting BJ while driving. YOU BE THE JUDGE! [Thx2 News of the Weird and Weird Universe] • Wed 2011 Mar 2, 7:29pm

Is a greener future just around the corner for the automobile? Or is it last call — and while you're pouring, let's make it a double — at the horsepower party? • Wed 2011 Mar 2, 12:13pm

His wife clung to the minivan's windshield wiper and side mirror as the vehicle accelerated to more than 100 MPH. Carroll allegedly didn't slow down until he reached Pleasanton, more than 40 miles away, according to witness reports to police "There's a purpose that I'm still alive, because it was a miracle," the victim said. The woman was able to roll off the hood safely when Carroll finally pulled over, and due to the 45 degree temperatures and high speeds, she was suffering from hypothermia when emergency crews found her. • Wed 2011 Mar 2, 12:12pm

He said he assumed Via had moved away when he began to pull the car, but the woman's husband approached him and said his wife was trapped under the Buick. • Wed 2011 Mar 2, 12:10pm

PlaneA passenger managed to waltz past JFK's ramped-up security gantlet with three boxcutters in his carry-on luggage -- easily boarding an international flight while carrying the weapon of choice of the 9/11 hijackers... Once aboard Santiago-bound Flight 837, flight attendant Fausto Penaloda, 40, asked him to stow his luggage in the overhead storage bin. As Peraltalajara's shoved it into the compartment, Penaloda saw the boxcutters fall out of the bag, according to a police report. He grabbed the boxcutters and alerted the captain and first officer.... told authorities that he used the boxcutters for work at a Secaucus manufacturing plant and simply forgot that they were in his luggage. He was not charged.. • Tue 2011 Mar 1, 9:06pm

"When you are looking at purely dollars and cents, it doesn't really make a lot of sense. The Volt isn't particularly efficient as an electric vehicle and it's not particularly good as a gas vehicle either in terms of fuel economy," said David Champion, the senior director of Consumer Reports auto testing center at a meeting with reporters here. "This is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer." • Tue 2011 Mar 1, 1:36pm

GoatSome surprised drivers were unable to avoid the nearly 200 goats that walked onto the southbound lanes of traffic near the Twin Cities Road off-ramp, causing several accidents and inflicting non-life threatening injuries to one driver. • Tue 2011 Mar 1, 1:15pm

...stuck with an 800-pound pump in his hands for nearly a half-hour... Good thing it was weightless.... "I'm fine as long as it's not too much longer," Bowen radioed. "How much longer?"... perched on a small platform at the end of the 58-foot robotic arm... [All part of the job....] • Tue 2011 Mar 1, 1:11pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma House committee has approved anti-illegal immigrant legislation that would give Oklahoma law enforcement officials new authority to assess the immigration status of motorists.

The Telegraph, UK • Sat 2010 Oct 23, 10:17pm

Congo.... A small airliner crashed into a house, killing a British pilot and 19 others after a crocodile smuggled into the aircraft in a sports bag escaped and started a panic.... lone survivor... "The terrified air hostess hurried towards the cockpit, followed by the passengers." The plane was then sent off-balance "despite the desperate efforts of the pilot...." crocodile survived the crash, only to be dispatched with a blow from a machete....

USAToday.DriveOn • Mon 2010 Oct 4, 10:40pm

James Winner, who came up with the famous steering-wheel lock that's known simply as "The Club," died earlier this week in a car accident...

It's ironic, in an Alanis Morisset kind of way...

USAToday.DriveOn • Mon 2010 Oct 4, 10:33pm

So the manned helicopter crashes but the driverless Audi went through its paces just fine and wasn't involved in the mishap? Hmm. So maybe robots really are taking over the world. They certainly seem to work better sometimes....

Des Moines Register (not public or not available now) • Mon 2010 Oct 4, 10:24pm

Not all transportation is about speed!

State officials are urging motorists to be careful as the fall harvest begins....
State officials are urging motorists to be careful as the fall harvest begins. .. The Iowa Department of Transportation said there were 208 crashes last year involving farm equipment. ...six people died ...14 major injuries reported. .. Officials said motorists must be patient....
Laura Summers, Tulsa World • Mon 2010 Oct 4, 10:07pm

BARTLESVILLE — Valter Dellanebbia wants to make the skies friendly and affordable for younger aviation enthusiasts... “We are trying to bring young people back to aviation,” Dellanebbia said as he showed off a Jabiru J-230 LSA model... This is made in Tennessee and the engine is from Australia. We wanted to make aviation affordable. You can buy one of these aircraft for one-tenth the price of others." .. For those looking to buy aircraft, the Jabiru model in Bartlesville carries a price tag of about $100,000. .. If the price is too steep, don’t worry. Dellanebbia has models available from $50,000 on up....

Daily Mail via Drudge Report • Mon 2010 Sep 27, 3:28pm

Walking through a park in Chicago a few years back we saw a police officer on a Segway. How cool we thought, until she reached up with both hands to try to adjust her helmet. She ended up on the ground while the Segway took off on its own, luckily only running into a wall in that crowded park. That scene sure came back to me today when I read this story!

The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river...Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate on a rugged country version of the Segway...He bought the firm last December...Mr Heselden was worth £166million thanks to his defence company Hesco Bastion


the world's leading manufacturer of protective 1990 pioneered 'blast walls'...initially meant to help prevent land erosion...which replaced sandbags as protection for soldiers on the frontline in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Best known for his charity work with Leeds Community Foundation and Help for Heroes, a military charity.He said 'We often get thank-you letters from troops, saying how one of our walls saved their lives when a bomb went off and (Help for Heroes)is our way of showing them how much we appreciate what they do.'

His death comes just a week after he became one of the UK's most generous philanthropists, having given £10million to the Leeds Community Foundation a charity foundation he set up in 2008 which helps disadvantaged youngsters, vulnerable elderly people and health improvement projects in the south and east of the city of Leeds.

The company's latest innovation is the R-House, a new style of temporary housing or shelter that provides protection and comfortable living space for up to eight people in the aftermath of disasters.

ABC News • Mon 2010 Aug 30, 7:44pm

...charged by Dutch police with 'preparation of a terrorist attack....' Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi... and Hezem al Murisi... appeared to be travelling with what were termed "mock bombs" in their luggage. "This was almost certainly a dry run, a test...."

CNN • Mon 2010 Aug 30, 6:09pm

Tense times continue.

On Sunday night, on a flight from Dulles in the Washington, D.C., area to Tampa, Florida, a passenger's comment to a crew member resulted in nine passengers being removed from the plane. No word on what the comment was. • Tue 2009 Jun 30, 7:33pm

Okla FlagOklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (R.) has proposed the "Oklahoma Citizen's Proclamation for Morality," an almost hilarious document but one that, nonetheless, deserves some scrutiny in the vicinity of the nation's capital; … [A long, boring, ill-parsed rant more sanguine than anything Kern produced by Laura Harrison-McBride, "DC Ethical Issues"] • Tue 2009 Jun 30, 7:30pm

A similar accident last week in Indiana crushed a pickup truck between two semis, killing a family of five. • Tue 2009 Jun 30, 5:53pm

ODOT admits the scope of the IDL construction project made signage for it a challenge - but they believe once everything is in place - drivers will be able to understand what's ahead. • Mon 2009 Jun 29, 10:31pm

A Yemeni airliner with 150 people on board has crashed in the Indian Ocean near the Comoros archipelago. • Mon 2009 Jun 29, 3:44pm

All of the dead were from family groups, including a set of four in Oklahoma City.