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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:55 pm

That needs to be added to the training manual.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:10 pm

Perhaps we need a PSA?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:57 am

ed wrote:I recall that the runway on St Thomas dead ended in a mountain. Some jet had crashed there a couple of years before I went down and the vegetation was still fucked up.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ ... Flight_625

The takeoff was scarier than the landing as I recall.

Ah .... youth
A google image search for St Maarten airport has some interesting results.

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Just one example.

http://newsinflight.com/2017/07/13/jet- ... n-airport/
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
ed wrote:I recall that the runway on St Thomas dead ended in a mountain. Some jet had crashed there a couple of years before I went down and the vegetation was still fucked up.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ ... Flight_625

The takeoff was scarier than the landing as I recall.

Ah .... youth
A google image search for St Maarten airport has some interesting results.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1239& ... BULRPetRpM

Image

Just one example.

http://newsinflight.com/2017/07/13/jet- ... n-airport/
it was reported the plane was an A 320
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:55 pm

Doctor X wrote:Perhaps we need a PSA?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by sparks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:03 am

SNAP.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:56 am

"You might feel some pressure. . . ."

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:41 am

Can't help fools.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:55 pm

From the Charlize Theron School of Avoidance.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shuize » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:15 am

A few years ago, I took a bus from Kathmandu to Langtang, Nepal.

I found a short video of some of the route on YouTube. The section filmed is not even close to the worst parts. In fact, I'd say 50~60 percent of the nine hour (100km) ride was worse. In the video, the driver is hardly even slowing down. But there were many places where the tires were so close to the edge the driver's assistant had to get out and guide the bus slowly forward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw0Er_m92W0

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:09 am

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:37 am

Peru again:

At least 44 dead after bus plunges off cliff in Peru

Remember this happened just last month in the same country with a similar death toll.
(Final death toll on that one was 52 apparently, it's mentioned in this article.)
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 am

They needed to take the bus to Cartegena.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:44 pm

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:32 am

An old one (2007 2003):
China Daily wrote:Bus smash kills 21 in Hong Kong

A northbound double-decker bus careered off the Tuen Mun Road near Ting Kau Bridge at about 6:30 am, smashed through safety barriers and plunged 35 metres into an adjacent hill slope.

The 265M KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus) bus, carrying 40 passengers, was en route to Tin Shui Wai from Kwai Chung, when it was in collision with a container lorry.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/200 ... 244497.htm

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[Date error corrected as per Comrade Gram's remark.]
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Grammatron » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:36 am

The link says 2003 :?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:44 am

Grammatron wrote:The link says 2003 :?
Dyslexia. Thanks for noticing, I'll correct that important information. :mrgreen: