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Northern California bus crash kills 2, sends 8 to hospital
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said.

Several other victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose. Rescue workers still were tallying the number of injured and those who declined hospitalization, but at least one person suffered major injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/articl ... 768802.php
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Laatin American Herald Tribune wrote:At Least 15 Dead When Bus Plunges off Peruvian Mountain Road

LIMA – At least 15 people died and a like number were injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Peruvian Andes, police told EFE on Monday.

The accident occurred around midday at Kilometer 60 on the central highway, which links the Andean town of Tarma with Peru’s central jungle region, the police chief in the town of San Ramon, Julio Santos, told RPP Noticias radio.

“The vehicle ... fell into a ravine between 30 and 40 meters (100-130 feet) deep” leading down to the Tarma River, he said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The bodies of the dead were taken to the morgue in the city of La Merced and the injured were attended to at that city’s hospital.

Accidents of this kind are regular occurrences on Peruvian roads, with most of them caused by driver error, the poor state of roadways and vehicles and by rough rural conditions, particularly in the mountains.
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?Article ... ryId=14095
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You ever have that dream where you're falling....

Australian invents Sleep Bus
AUSTRALIAN INVENTS SLEEPBUS – A BUS THAT PROVIDES HOMELESS PEOPLE (AND THEIR PETS) A SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP
Disaster waiting to happen. :notsure:
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http://www.gifbin.com/bin/032011/129898 ... ng-bus.gif

Nothing to be feared.
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http://2.1m.yt/qpIjHBI.jpg

I like that picture. :twisted:
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One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said.

The accident happened in the mountains and fjords near the city of Aalesund, 340 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway's capital.

The bus was en route to Trollstigen, a steep road with a dozen of hairpin turns that leads to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites, when it fell into a ravine, rescue spokesman Tor Ivar Sjaastad.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... -road.html
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Tour bus crashes into big rig in Desert Hot Springs; 13 dead, 31 others injured

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

Not exactly "plunging" but close enough.
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ed wrote:Tour bus crashes into big rig in Desert Hot Springs; 13 dead, 31 others injured
From the link:
Most of those who died appeared to have been sitting toward the front of the bus, including the driver.
Oh, so now drivers sit toward the front? Small wonder, then… :roll:
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Bus plunges off 200ft cliff in Israel
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22 train cars plunge into river in California derailment


ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A California fire department says a freight train that derailed in suburban Sacramento has sent 22 rail cars into the mucky and swollen Cosumnes River.
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34481332/22- ... derailment

"mucky and swollen". I have heard Robs naughty bits described in just such a way.

In any event, not a bus plunge but a plunge nonetheless. Enjoy.
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At least 24 dead as Philippine bus plunges into ravine
Published April 18, 2017 Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials say at least 24 people have died after a passenger bus carrying about 45 people fell into a deep ravine in a northern mountain town in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the country in recent years.

Disaster-response officer Mark Raymond Cano tells The Associated Press that the brakes of the bus apparently failed as it negotiated a downhill road in Nueva Ecija province's Carranglan town.

Cano says the rest of the passengers were retrieved by rescuers and taken to a hospital mostly with serious injuries.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/18 ... avine.html
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WildCat wrote:Bus plunges off 200ft cliff in Israel
Did two really die?






What?

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Fake news: There are no buses in Israel.
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They were not buses! They were SUVs!

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Bus crash kills 17 in southwest Turkey tourist town
Seventeen people were killed and 13 injured when a bus carrying Turkish tourists crashed near the southwestern holiday town of Marmaris, a local governor said on Saturday.

Television footage from the scene showed a yellow bus lying on its side surrounded by ambulances, with bodies nearby.

The bus had traveled from the western city of Izmir, the governor told reporters in televised comments.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turke ... SKBN1890CQ
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_plunge
Bus plunge stories are a nickname for a journalistic practice of reporting bus mishaps in short articles that describe the vehicle as "plunging" from a bridge or hillside road.[1][2] The phenomenon has been noted in the New York Times, which once published as many as 14 "bus plunge" stories per year in its foreign news section.[3]

The stories exist not only because of their perceived newsworthiness but because they could be reduced to a few lines and used to fill gaps in the page layout. Further, the words "bus" and "plunge" are short, and can be used in one-column headlines within the narrow, eight-column format that was prevalent in newspapers through the first half of the 20th century.

The adoption of computerized layout tools has reduced the need for such filler stories, but news wires continue to carry them.[3] It was spoofed in an episode of Mr. Belvedere where an immigrant said he felt the need to move away from India after a "bus plunge" (in a Hindi accent) killed his friends and family.
OMG.............I'm old enough to remember Mr. Belvedere. :shock:
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I have a bus clogging my toilet and I need to plunge it!
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shemp wrote:I have a bus clogging my toilet and I need to plunge it!
Papa Lazarou can fix the block in your toilet...just give your wedding ring...
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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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Sightseeing bus crashes in Peru capital, killing at least 9

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/wir ... g-48545424
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A small plunge but a plunge nonetheless. Extra points for having a video
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[youtube][/youtube]
Peru again. Not a real plunge. :oops:

Seems all escaped. :)
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That is a "Bus Tipping". Not unlike Moose Tipping.
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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.
Writing on Twitter, he said he grabbed on to the vehicle to stop it "swaying in the wind".
https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cps ... 029207.jpg
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If he had a gun, the bus would never have tried to plunge.




Just saying. . . .

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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.
http://beta.latimes.com/world/asia/la-f ... story.html

Here, this will nail down the area for you:
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https://i.imgur.com/crXltBF.jpg

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

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Maybe renaming it "Snowflake Grade"
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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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Acceptable because that looks like an AirBUS.
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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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It's all good unless the jet takes a left turn.
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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
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Probably need a Plane Skidding thread.
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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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That needs to be added to the training manual.