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Safety News Archive
We just hope this doesn't happen again!
Well now, we are hearing the official word as to what lead to the incident that left the legendary actor with several injuries.
According to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the vintage yellow and silver WWII aircraft malfunctioned because it's carburetor was worn-out and broken.
Essentially, the machine part became loose and rotated after years of use.
The document explains:
"The unseated jet would have allowed an increased fuel flow through the main metering orifice, producing an extremely rich fuel-to-air ratio, which would have resulted in the loss of engine power."
According to the Board, it is not required to check the status of this equipment prior to flight.
In air, the Star Wars thespian realized something wasn't right.
The report states:
"Shortly after takeoff, the pilot advised the air traffic control tower controller that the engine had lost power, and the pilot requested an immediate return to the airport. The pilot initiated a left turn toward the airport; however, during the approach, he realized that the airplane was unable to reach the runway. Subsequently, the airplane struck the top of a tree and then impacted the ground in an open area of a golf course."
We're just glad Harrison survived the crash.
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Claudia Jordan was just injured in a six-car pile up on Interstate 20 in Atlanta on Wednesday!
The 42-year-old was reportedly driving along the highway when she noticed two cars crash in front of her and immediately slammed on the brakes.
Unfortunately, Claudia was then rear ended by two cars behind her with a sixth car also involved.
Claudia was in good enough condition to drive herself to the hospital, but doctors say she suffered some whiplash.
Feel better, Claudia!
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Careful What you Drink! 14 Bottled Water Brands Recalled For Possible E. Coli Contamination! See Which Ones HERE!
The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and Health issued a warning Monday stating that spring water bottled at its facilities by Niagara between June 10 and June 18 in Hamburg, Berks County or Upper Macungie, Lehigh County should NOT be consumed.
After routine tests indicated the presence of e. coli bacteria, Niagara Water released the following statement:
"Niagara was notified that the source was potentially compromised. There have been no reports of any illness or injury related to the above mentioned products to date and finished product testing detected no contaminants or issues of any kind. This voluntary withdrawal is being implemented in cooperation with State and Federal Agencies."
The company said it was only notified on June 10 by the spring source about the contamination but since then has stopped the use of the water source.
This affects 14 different bottled water brands, including: