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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:48 am

At Least 14 Killed in Bus Crash Involving Junior Hockey League Team in Canada
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/worl ... v=top-news

Not plunging exactly but further evidences of how dangerous buses are and proof that they should be registered and the users trained and licensed.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shuize » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:17 pm

Ah, India. Where would this thread be without you.

Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-43703235

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:49 pm

Too many mountains. They should move India to Kansas.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:22 am

shuize wrote:Ah, India. Where would this thread be without you.

Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-43703235
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/worl ... icle-click

This meets the ideal contribution to this thread. The report contaibns "Bus", "Gorge" & "Plunge" in the headline.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:21 am

The Times of India wrote:48 dead, 11 injured as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 813040.cms

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:17 am

"Nice bus ya got there guv. Be a shame if anythin' was ta 'appen to it. For 50 quid a week I can guarantee nobody cuts the brake lines."

They should have bought the "insurance."
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shuize » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Kenya bus crash kills at least 50 en route to Kisumu http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45807969

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:16 pm

Why they were going to Kisumu, we'll never know.

Something to ponder.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by robinson » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:21 pm

You never know what's going to happen

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Bruce » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:22 am

There's no denying it anymore. Global Bus Plunging is real.

I still think it's natural phenomenon, not man made.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:01 pm

This one may win the thread but I have to link to it.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-vide ... ver-fight/

Bus plunges of Chinese bridge.

the camera inside the bus showing a woman passenger hitting the driver and him fighting back
a car cam video of him driving off the side of the bridge, killing everybody, ed style.

Lessons:
1. don't pick a fist fight with the bus driver
2. Chinese guardrails are invisible to busses.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:42 am

I agree with Rob, this thread can now be retired and awarded to him.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:42 am

Not until we get a report that you were on a plunging bus.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:01 pm
This one may win the thread but I have to link to it.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-vide ... ver-fight/

Bus plunges of Chinese bridge.

the camera inside the bus showing a woman passenger hitting the driver and him fighting back
a car cam video of him driving off the side of the bridge, killing everybody, ed style.

Lessons:
1. don't pick a fist fight with the bus driver
2. Chinese guardrails are invisible to busses.
:figamagee:

Those flimsy guardrails do seem to be a design flaw with the bridge.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:56 am

Watching the vid, I'm under the impression the driver did it voluntarily. :?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:01 am

Witness wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:56 am
Watching the vid, I'm under the impression the driver did it voluntarily. :?
It does look like he steered it that way. I have no idea what he was thinking. He was clearly distracted by the woman attacking him though.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:20 am

The episode epitomizes the ineffable nature of Bus Plunging. An exemplar, as it were. I hope that we are all learning from these episodes.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:57 pm

I have learned to never get on a bus.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:24 am

ed wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:20 am
The episode epitomizes the ineffable nature of Bus Plunging. An exemplar, as it were. I hope that we are all learning from these episodes.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:31 am

For the curious, bus plunging has a site: http://users.lmi.net/tcs55/. :P