This dash cam recorded how this car almost avoided a very big crash which could have killed all the passengers inside the car on the spot.
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The world's first vertical drop roller coaster. 200 foot vertical drop at an 87 degree angle into a black hole in the ground, putting 4.5 G's on all the passengers.
It's a story familiar to most of us from school. And in many ways, the story of the passengers on the Mayflower is like that of every immigrant who has come to America to start a new life. Yet the true story of the Pilgrims is far more complex than the one most of us learned as children -- and also more intriguing. This is a decades-long epic tale, filled with real drama, tragedy, and inspiration, revealed in the three-hour special DESPERATE CROSSING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE MAYFLOWER, a World Premiere on The History Channel on Sunday, November 19 at 8pm ET/PT.
actual footage of a gas station that blew up...luckily the passengers of the car escapes in time....
A video taken from the passenger window after queing up behind 3 large planes to take off. It rained that day.
In the later part of the video you can see the plane retracting its airleron retracting back to the wing.
An excellent video of a take off and a view of Bangkok International Airport from above...
A strange incident on a public city bus gets the attention of the passengers leading to their varied reactions.
Passengers stuck on planes. Passengers stuck on planes stuck on the tarmac. Airline delays. Lost bags. Lost luggage. Passengers stuck on Jet Blue for ten hours. Passengers need a Bill of Rights. Sure Jet Blue apologized. But did American Airline and Northwest when they stranded their passengers on planes delayed and stuck on the tarmac. Passengers on Jet Blue had no water. Had no food. Had no clean airplane toilet facilitiesPassengers who have been delayed. Passengers who have lost baggage. Passengers who are stuck on planes are mad as hell and arent going to take it any longer. Passengers are fighting the airlines back. Passengers are insisting on a Bill of Rights. What do stranded, delayed passengers hope to get from the Passenger Bill of Rights?...Airline passengers are lobbying congress to come up with a Passenger Bill of Rights. What doers the Passenger Bill of Rights do? The Passenger Bill of Rights insists airlines explain exactly why a flight is delayed, and insists that airlines provide adequate food, water, sanitary facilities and access to medical attention for passengers left stuck on planes.The Bill of Right demands airlines return passengers to terminals when delays occur and under no conditions should a plane sit on the tarmac for longer than 3 hours.
Anticipation is growing as Volvo Cars of North America, LLC VCNA today announced pricing of the exciting new Volvo C30. With a starting price of just $22,700 for the well equipped C30 Version 1.0 and $25,700 for the C30 Version 2.0, buyers will have plenty of opportunities to exercise their Free Will when the car goes on sale this October.
With a promise to deliver a truly exhilarating driving experience, both versions of the C30 are powered by a turbocharged T5 5 cylinder engine that produces 227 horsepower. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate that the new C30 is 8.5 inches shorter and weighs around 320 pounds less than the Volvo S40 sport sedan. But while the C30 may be shorter, there is still plenty of room for four adults and all their stuff.
The C30 has all of the features a customer shopping in this segment is looking for, noted Anne Belec, President and CEO of VCNA. Its loaded with good looks, performance, big wheels, and a stellar audio system. Better yet, its got 80 years of Volvos safety heritage behind it.
The C30 Version 1.0 will feature a 160 watt MP3 ready stereo with auxiliary jack for your MP3 player, leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter, 17 inch wheels, chrome exhaust tips, power windows and remote locking. The C30 Version 2.0 adds a 650 watt stereo system with 10 speakers by Dynaudio, Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, 18 inch alloy wheels, a larger roof spoiler and a sport body kit that includes side skirts and front and rear fascia valances.
Aptly dubbed A Product of Free Will, the Volvo C30 will feature Volvos most extensive list of exterior and interior colors, single options and a multitude of special order and dealer installed accessories. The Custom Build special orders open up 17 exterior colors and 12 interior color combinations. With so many choices, it will be hard to find any two C30s that are exactly alike, especially when the laundry list of over 30 individual options is considered.
We think this comprehensive list of options, coupled with a list of accessory items never before offered by Volvo, is just what this customer will be looking for, noted C30 Product Manager Art Battaglia. On the list youll find items not even available for some cars that might be cross shopped against C30. A special order car is just that, special.
While style and performance are important to the C30 buyer, safety remains at the cornerstone of Volvos brand values. The new C30 features Volvos patented front structure. Divided into zones, the frontal structure incorporates different deformation properties with the outer zones accounting for most of the deformation in a frontal collision. The more the collision forces approach the passenger compartment, the less the material is deformed. To ensure that each zone has the right characteristics, the quality of the steel has been varied. Four different types of steel are used. Apart from normal body steel, three different grades of high strength steel are used: High Strength Steel, Extra High Strength Steel and Ultra High Strength Steel. Different steel grades also are used in the rear to help protect occupants in the event of a rear end collision.
VCNA, part of Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind for 80 years. The 2007 Volvo Cars model lineup includes the award winning S40 and its wagon counterpart the V50; the award winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan including the award-winning performance sedan S60 R and the performance wagon version V70 R; the all-new flagship S80 luxury sedan; versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 Cross Country; and, the new C70 convertible with the retractable hard top.
Woman driving a car with nothing on the passenger side!
The 2008 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable will arrive in showrooms this summer bearing Top Safety Pick ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the government’s highest available five-star ratings in all crash test categories.
The IIHS' "Top Safety Pick" rating can only be earned by vehicles that achieve the best-available safety performance in frontal, side and rear collisions and offer electronic stability control. In addition to being the only large family cars to merit IIHS' Top Safety Pick rating, these sedans stand alone for also earning five-star driver and passenger crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“It’s a true testament to the safety engineering of these vehicles that they achieved top crash test ratings from both IIHS and NHTSA,” said Sue Cischke, senior vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company. “Ford and Volvo worked together to leverage our technical and intellectual resources to create this outstanding vehicle architecture, and now it's better than ever. These cars offer it all: safety, power, spaciousness, comfort and great features, all at a great value."
The Insurance Institute also gave both vehicles its highest rear impact rating for offering effective protection against neck injuries, as well as its highest front and side impact ratings for withstanding intrusion into the occupant compartment.
The structure of the Taurus and Sable is engineered with crush zones designed to direct excess energy around the passenger compartment into a high-strength safety cage. An innovative cross-car beam “SPACE™ Architecture” under the front seats reinforces the structure between the B-pillars, which helps direct energy away from passengers.
Both vehicles offer an industry first two-row Safety Canopy™ side air bag system that provides additional protection not only in side impact collisions, but also deploys in rollover accidents. Side-impact protection comes from a combination of air bag technology and structural features that help safeguard occupants from intrusion by channeling crash energy away from the passenger compartment.
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Music by Igneous Flame, with sights and sounds inside the passenger cabin of a commercial jet landing. An ethereal, relaxing journey.
Home video of yet another in a long series of Airbus nosegear extension failures. Here's the story, from contributor Peter Metz:
"This shows FG flight 709, bound from Kabul to Dubai, which left the Kabul Airport with 261 passengers on board. After departure the pilot had a problem with the front wheel gear and could not retract it. Instead of proceeding to Dubai Airport (flight time 2:30 minutes), with all relevant security measures he decided to land back at Kabul Airport."
"Capt. Abdul Rahman asked the tower to investigate the problem. Kabul Airport sent an ICRC plane to investigate the problem from beneath the aircraft. After the problem was located, the captain released most of all the full tanks of kerosene and made a final approach at Kabul Airport. At this time there were still about 30,000 mines lying around beside the apron."
"After the plane came off the runway nothing happened, and the fire brigades went to rescue the aircraft and passengers. The plane came to stand about 50 meters beside the runway without any problems. All passengers escaped the aircraft safely. Capt. Rahman got out of the plane, had a cigarette smoke, and took all the passengers to Dubai in a second plane approximately an hour later. ISAF than pulled the plane from beside the apron, stretched the wheel straight, and pulled it to the maintenance department."