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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by WildCat » Wed May 24, 2017 12:24 am

Bus plunges into river in India killing at least 15
At least 15 people have died and eight remain missing after a bus they were travelling in plunged 380ft into a river gorge in northern India.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:19 am

Sightseeing bus crashes in Peru capital, killing at least 9

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:16 am

A small plunge but a plunge nonetheless. Extra points for having a video
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:29 am

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Peru again. Not a real plunge. :oops:

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:45 am

That is a "Bus Tipping". Not unlike Moose Tipping.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:18 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-42207935
A police officer held on to a lorry to stop it falling as it teetered on the edge of a motorway bridge.
The HGV driver was still inside his cab when PC Martin Willis arrived at the scene on the A1(M) in Yorkshire.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:50 pm

If he had a gun, the bus would never have tried to plunge.




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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:37 am

At least 33 people were killed Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged(<---n.b.) into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.

Seven injured passengers were hospitalized in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan state, 235 miles south of New Delhi, said police officer Narain Singh.

The speeding bus was trying to overtake another vehicle when it rammed through the bridge railing, said B.L. Soni, another police officer. It fell 65 feet down into the Banas river.

The driver was among the dead, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

Rescuers have recovered 33 bodies from the river and all on board the bus have been accounted for, said Singh. The victims, who were from various Indian states, were on their way to a nearby Hindu temple in Lalsot, a town in Rajasthan state, for pilgrimage.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:14 pm

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In this photo provided by the government news agency Andina, firemen recover bodies from a bus that fell off a cliff after it was hit by a tractor-trailer rig, in Pasamayo, Peru, Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Peru Bus Plunges Off ‘Devil’s Curve,’ Killing at Least 48
LIMA, Peru — At least 48 people were killed Tuesday when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach along a narrow stretch of highway known as the Devil’s Curve, Peruvian police and fire officials said.

The bus was carrying 57 passengers to Lima, Peru’s capital, when it was struck by a tractor-trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope, said Claudia Espinoza, who is with Peru’s voluntary firefighter brigade.

The bus landed upside-down on a strip of shoreline next to the Pacific, the bodies of its passengers strewn among the rocks.

“It’s very sad for us as a country to suffer an accident of this magnitude,” President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said in a statement.

Rescuers had to struggle to help survivors and recover the dead from the hard-to-reach area in Pasamayo, about 43 miles north of Lima.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 pm

Maybe . . . not have a highway with . . . a . . . Devil's Curve?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:04 pm

Maybe renaming it "Snowflake Grade"
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:51 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01 ... ge-turkey/

Passenger plane skids off runway and gets stuck on cliff edge in Turkey

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:41 pm

Acceptable because that looks like an AirBUS.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to put a runway that close to a cliff? Or did they put the cliff next to the runway?
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:22 pm

It's all good unless the jet takes a left turn.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:03 pm

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.
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The takeoff was scarier than the landing as I recall.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:18 pm

Probably need a Plane Skidding thread.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 pm

I think you are suppose to pull back on the stick rather than push forward when you come to a cliff.

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