NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, after an erratic trip across some of the nation’s most restricted airspace. Authorities said they did not suspect terrorism. The crash near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA Equitable building, sparked a fire, and forced office workers to flee on elevators and down stairs, witnesses and officials said. The pilot was the only person aboard, and there were no other reports of injuries, authorities said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, or why the Agusta A109E was flying in a driving downpour with low cloud cover and in the tightly controlled airspace of midtown Manhattan. A flight restriction in effect since President Donald Trump took office bans aircraft from flying below 3,000 feet (914 meters) within a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) radius of Trump Tower, which is less … [Read more...] about Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper, killing pilot
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YORK COUNTY, PA — A plane owned by someone from Bel Air reportedly crashed Tuesday afternoon in York County, Pennsylvania. The crash occurred about 25 miles north of Bel Air. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified Thursday about the plane that landed in a field about 0.5 mile from Baublitz Airport, according to WGAL, the NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.The plane is registered to Douglas A. Jones of Rock Spring Road, Federal Aviation Administration records show. It is described as a Luscombe single-engine plane from the 1940s that somehow landed in a farmer's field. It was unclear who was flying the plane when it went down, according to WGAL, which said a man asked a resident to use her phone afterward about moving his plane, then disappeared. Officials say the Federal Aviation Administration is working to identify the pilot.Read more from WGAL.Subscribe … [Read more...] about Bel Air Resident’s Plane Crashed In Pennsylvania: Report
A Philippine Airlines’ flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said. All 347 passengers and 18 crew aboard flight 113, a Boeing Co 777 widebody, are safe, an airline spokeswoman said. Pilots of flight 113 declared an emergency and reported a possible engine failure on the 777, Los Angeles International Airport said. A witness on the ground described “bursts of flames” coming out of an engine. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the plane returned and landed without incident. Television station ABC-7 in Los Angeles aired video of the plane after takeoff that showed flames and smoke coming out of the right engine. The plane landed around 12 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) and was met by the Los Angeles Fire Department, the airport said. There has been no impact on other flights. While the cause of the apparent engine failure was not immediately … [Read more...] about Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles
The keyboard is fixed. If Apple did nothing else, that one thing makes the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro better than its predecessor and any other MacBook you can buy right now. The tide definitively turned against Apple’s butterfly keyboard design in the past year, thanks in large part to persistent reporting from Casey Johnston and Joanna Stern, and Apple had to do something. Thankfully, Apple did the right thing: it went back to a more traditional keyboard design. But Apple’s backtrack on the keyboard isn’t the only accommodation it has made to answer complaints about its MacBook line. Apple also altered how the laptop dissipates heat, allowing the processor to run faster and more predictably. It also brought back a physical Esc key and most pro users’ preferred arrow key layout. There are a few other notable updates compared to the 15-inch model — including, yes, the namesake for the laptop itself, the 16-inch screen. But the keyboard and the thermals are … [Read more...] about Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch review: the one you’ve been waiting for
Chernobyl is the explosive HBO show that has taken the world by storm and scored a higher IMDb than Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad. The five-part series follows an investigative commission appointed in the wake of the devastating nuclear accident on April 26, 1986. The show has been lauded by many in the West as a harrowing and realistic account of those who battled to save the world from the toxic radiation emitting from the plant's Reactor Four. Yet its historical accuracy has now been brought into question, with a furious Russia planning to make its own series portraying the nuclear disaster as the work of an American CIA operative. Here, MailOnline unpick the fact from the fiction in the series, looking at the main characters and what really happened to them. Valery Legasov: The Soviet chemist What happened in the show... The show's main character Legasov, played by Jared Harris, is a prominent Soviet inorganic chemist and a member of the bloc's Academy of … [Read more...] about The TRUTH about hit TV show Chernobyl: Are the characters real, what happened to them and how much creative licence did writers of acclaimed HBO series about 1986 nuclear disaster take?
Rush hour starts early on Heroin Highway, generally by 6 a.m. Hockey dads in sport-utes; high school teens in car pools; commodities brokers and pensioners making their early-morning runs into Chicago on I-290. The Eisenhower Expressway – the Ike, as locals call it – is a straight shot in from the western suburbs to the mob-deep blocks of West Chicago. So Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords are up with the sun to pitch their work to the early birds, hugging the corners under the Ike’s offramps to do much of their day’s business by 8 a.m. Since cheap, potent heroin flooded Chicago 10 years ago and addicted a bell-cow demographic – middle-class whites – those corners off the Ike have become bull markets for gangs strong enough to hold them down. “They serve you in your car, quick-out in under a minute, and you’re back home in Hinsdale before the kids wake,” says Jack Riley, the ex-special agent in charge of the Chicago office of the … [Read more...] about El Chapo: Inside the Hunt for Mexico’s Most Notorious Kingpin