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Man Falls 18,000 Feet From Burning Plane – Survives

On the evening of March 24th, 1944, 21 year old Alkemade was one of seven crew members in Avro Lancaster B Mk. II, DS664 of No. 115 Squadron RAF.  RAF gunner Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade was sitting in the tail-end of a Lancaster bomber when a German fighter plane opened fire. They were returning from a 300 bomber raid on Berlin, east of Schmallenberg when DS664 was attacked by a German Ju 88 night fighter.  It caught fire and began to spiral out of control. His parachute had gone up in flames! Preferring to die by impact rather than burn to...

A large ice chunk hurled through the roof of a Modesto home Wednesday morning. 1

Mysterious Ice Chunk Crashes Through Roof of California Home

(Modesto, CA) Mysterious Ice Chunk Crashes Through Roof of California Home Monica Savath and her family were sitting in the living room Wednesday morning when they were startled by what sounded like an explosion emanating from the area of their attached garage. They arrived to find what appeared to be a large chunk of white ice that had crashed through the family’s roof. Meteorologists claim that while blue skies and warm temperatures may defy explanation for these events, condensation from airplanes could form large ice wedges, dislodging midair, and become a likely culprit for the object which crashed through the Modesto home. No injuries were...

Passengers evacuate from the Boeing 777 which caught fire this evening at Las Vegas International Airport. (The Guardian) 1

Plane Catches Fire at Vegas Airport

Passengers evacuate from the Boeing 777 which caught fire this evening at Las Vegas International Airport. (The Guardian) “Catastrophic Failure” Of Engine on Plane During Takeoff (Las Vegas, NV) 4:13 PM (Local Time) A Boeing 777 has caught fire this evening at McCarran International Airport. The British Airways flight BA2276 plane was about to take off for London Gatwick when the left engine suffered ‘catastrophic failure’ and burst into flames. All 159 Passengers and 13 crew on board were safely evacuated via inflatable slides, though seven people were treated for minor injuries such as cuts and bruises from evacuation as a result...