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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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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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Doctor X wrote:Perhaps we need a PSA?

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SNAP.

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Can't help fools.
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From the Charlize Theron School of Avoidance.

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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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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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They needed to take the bus to Cartegena.

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

wait ...
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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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Too many mountains. They should move India to Kansas.
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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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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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"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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Kenya bus crash kills at least 50 en route to Kisumu http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45807969
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Why they were going to Kisumu, we'll never know.

Something to ponder.
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still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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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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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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I agree with Rob, this thread can now be retired and awarded to him.
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Not until we get a report that you were on a plunging bus.
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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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Watching the vid, I'm under the impression the driver did it voluntarily. :?
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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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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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I have learned to never get on a bus.
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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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For the curious, bus plunging has a site: http://users.lmi.net/tcs55/. :P
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Autobús con un equipo de fútbol cae a un abismo; siete personas mueren

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