Powerful discharge hit the tail of the ship – with no fire occurred.
Gas explosion in Chechnya A massive gas explosion hit the Chechen Republic in southern Russia on Wednesday after a fire at a gas station.
MOTORCYCLIST CHASES HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER I was coming home from a long day at work and the gym. As I was approaching the 215 fwy I noticed a black car driving very erratic. I started to move over into the right lane and that's when he went into the WRONG lane and ALMOST hit head-on with another vehicle, side-swiping it instead and continued down 100 yards to hit 2 other vehicles. The black Mercedes sedan came to a stop while a Fire Marshall in the area called in for help. A few seconds went by and the driver of the Mercedes backed up his wrecked car and then fled the scene onto the 215 fwy going south
I made the split-decision to pursue the hit-and-run driver due to the fact that he appeared to be under the influence and might hurt or kill someone. Driver had tried to stop at different locations to hide. I chased the driver all the way to the city of Moreno Valley until he gave up near the Cottonwood and Frederick intersection.
CHP was the first on the scene along with a few Moreno Valley Police Officers. Officers had detained the driver until a Colton Police Officer came and arrested the suspect.
The Insanely Powerful AC-130 The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft. It carries a wide array of anti-ground oriented weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems. Unlike other military fixed-wing aircraft, the AC-130 relies on visual targeting. Because its large profile and low operating altitudes (around 7,000 ft) make it an easy target, it usually flies close air support missions at night. Video showing several versions of the US AC-130, the AC-130U Spooky, and the AC-130W Stinger II, while in action during live fire exercise as part of the Emerald Warrior 2016 annual exercise in Hurlburt Field, Florida. The equipment use here: the GAU-12 Equalizer 25mm (for the AC-130U) cannons, 30 mm Bushmaster cannons (for the W version), Bofors 40 mm auto cannons, and 105mm M102 cannon.
How a Million Pound 747-8 Tests It’s Brakes "Watch this amazing video of what happens when Boeing wants to make sure the carbon ceramic brakes on its new Boeing 747-8 work under the worst possible conditions. Specifically, Boeing has to simulate the worst possible conditions: a rejected take-off with no reverse thrusters on worn-out brakes. The result? Red-hot 2,552 degree brakes. Yowch! Boeing's 747-8 is the latest and most economical version of company's popular jumbo jet. As part of the testing procedure they have to put a maximum load on the landing gear to make sure it'll hold up in an emergency. To simulate the worst case scenario, the aircraft is fully fueled to the maximum weight (about 975K pounds), the brakes are worn down 100%, and a pilot is told to accelerate to a takeoff speed of 200 mph and then slam on the completely toasted brakes as if it were part of an aborted takeoff. Normally, the pilot would try to use reverse thrust to stop the plane and fire crews would be on hand within three minutes to start putting out the fire. In this experiment they assume the thrusters don't work and the fire crews are a full five minutes away. The result? It stopped about 700 feet short of the estimated length as the brakes glowed under the 1,400C (2,552F) heat."
Etihad Boeing 777 Lightning Strike On approach into Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport on the 3rd of February 2016 our Etihad Airways Flight Number 37 from Abu Dhabi International airport our Boeing 777 was struck by lightening on the wingtip. The plane went on to make a safe landing in Paris shortly after.