CURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
This is aviation-related somehow but still not a "traditional" aircraft accident, so I post in non-av.
Sölden (Austria) - A helicopter carrying a concrete block lost its load and dropped it right on a cable car below. Many passengers have been ejected outside the cars and as many as 9 died, but the toll is expected to rise.
More info to come.
This is a very sad period, The hurricane disaster, today's 737 crash, and now this
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Picture showing rescue operations, note the smashed car.
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If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
Lumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 1): Except for the fact that people are dead, this is pretty funny! I mean, think of the odds of it happening!
Come on, Jake, that's insane. People from the U.S. get really spun up when our tragedies are given short shrift. Nine people, who boarded a simple cable car for a short ride, are dead because of an accident. Condolences to all the families.
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
Your attempt of self-defense does not make it better, Kiwi.
Maybe you enlighten us stiffs by explaining
- the difference between "the accident" and "the situation",
- the funny part of it,
- the link between Gary Larson and this accident,
- the "dark humor" component of this accident.
Or you just suggest the deletion of your gaffe. Would be the best solution, if you ask me. I really don't care for PC, but yours was just too far out of bounds, as for my liking.