Helicopter Hits Crane and Crashes In London's Vauxhall

It sounds like something out of a bad movie, but apparently an unidentified helicopter has just collided with a crane on top of a building in Vauxhall, Central London, bringing the chopper down, and the crane with it. Read More >>

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Helicopter Crashes Right on the Beach

I don't know what's wrong with helicopters in Brazil, but they keep crashing in the most idiotic ways possible. Check out this one, which was going a little bit too close to the beach until it finally crashed into the waves. [Bing] Read More >>

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Look at These Two Pilots Barely Escape Death

This is completely terrifying. These guys were probably about one second from blowing up in a jet fuel fireball, but they managed to eject with only a hair standing between them and oblivion. Barely. Read More >>

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In Case You Missed It, This Is What a Massive F1 Flying-Car Pile-Up Looks Like

You were watching the Belgian grand prix at the weekend, right? No? Well, slap your eyes on this. A twitch too far at the start from Romain Grosjean sent Hamilton into the back of him, sending the Lotus flying right over the top of Alonso's Ferrari. Boy, that was so close to his head. Read More >>

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This Is Why Your Should Never, Ever Let Your Kids Drive Your Sports Car

OK, so I'll admit I thought about taking my Dad's sports car for a spin or two when I was a kid, but I didn't. Judging by this video, I'm pretty glad I didn't. What happens when you let loose a teenager in a BMW M3 with a GoPro strapped to the side? Carnage, that's what. Read More >>

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Watch NASA's New Morpheus Moon Lander Crash and Burn, Big-Style

Curiosity might be a roaring success so far, completing what must be the most complex remote landing procedure ever conceived, but not everything's going quite so swimmingly at NASA. Watch the first free flight test of the new "eco-friendly" moon lander that's designed to drop cars onto the Moon -- it wasn't pretty. Read More >>

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Drive Like an Absolute Tool, Even If You Do Have a Nice Car

Boy racers are bad enough when they get behind the wheel of their first crap-box, but then they grow up and buy expensive, fast cars, and it all gets a hell of a lot worse. BMW M3 drivers are notorious; this stupid idiot shows us just why, and gets what he deserves. Read More >>

Google Street View Went a Tad Too Far and Fell In a Ravine

Look's like Google's really desperate to bring you pictures of literally all the nooks and crannies of the world -- so desperate in fact, it's willing to send one of its Street View cars crashing down a ravine, just to get that last shot. Or at least that's probably how the driver tells it. Read More >>

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Watch This Cargo Helicopter Dropping Another Cargo Helicopter In Flight

Imagine you're getting out of your house and the entire fuselage of a twin-engine Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashes right in front of you. This is exactly what happened when a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion lost the Chinook it was carrying. Read More >>

Russian Man Misses Getting Absolutely Annihilated By a Bus By Just Centimetres

This guy must be the luckiest man in Russia. After a truck swerved in front of a bus travelling at speed, forcing them both to crash straight through a petrol station, a man on the forecourt missed getting nailed by said bus by what looks like only a couple of centimetres. Wow that was close. Read More >>

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Watch This: POV Footage of Pilot's Crash Landing Proves a Valuable Learning Tool

Larry Hockensmith—a licensed power pilot for over 40 years, but still a student glider pilot—was flying over the Cleveland National Forest, a few miles southwest of Lake Elsinore, California, when he executed a rather dramatic and unfavourable outlanding, effectively "totaling" his Schweizer 1-26 sailplane, valued at £5,500. Read More >>

Air France 447 Crash a Result of Crew Ignoring Alarms

In June 2009 an Airbus A330-200, Air France flight 447, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean tragically killing 228 people. Now, the final BEA report into the event reveals that the tragedy occurred because the crew ignored the warning alarms in the cabin. Read More >>

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This Is What Happens When a Car Jump Stunt Goes Wrong

We saw that insane real-life Hot Wheels stunt from the X-Games yesterday, which included a 21m gap to jump after a gravity-defying loop. This is what happens when you don't quite make it across the jump, and it's pretty painful to watch. Read More >>

Would You Fit a Crash-Recording Camera In Your Car to Cut Your Insurance?

Car insurance is expensive no matter what age you are, but for those under 25 it's just horrendous. Now insurers in Britain are starting to offer up to a 15 per cent discount for young drivers, if you mount a crash-cam in your car. Read More >>

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Was This Google Maps Car Driver Using Google Glasses When He Crashed?

Oh look, a crashed Google Maps car. Was the driver using Google Glasses like Sergei Brin? [Thanks Jelly!] Read More >>

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This Insane Russian Survives Getting Hit By a Car and Flipped Into the Air, Having Parked In the Middle of a Motorway

If real, this is one of the most incredibly shocking things I've seen all day. A crazy Russian dude apparently parked up in the middle of a motorway, got out and was hit by a car in another lane, flipping him completely end-over-end in the air before he lands hard on the tarmac. Read More >>


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