Plane lands on Atlanta highway at rush hour

A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy stretch of Interstate 85 in Atlanta yesterday evening just as the city’s busy rush hour began.

The plane was forced to land at around 5pm on a southbound stretch of the interstate close to Peachtree-Dekalb Airport, where it was headed.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said there were no injuries reported after the Piper Saratoga landed on the highway.

DeKalb County police said that the landing went relatively smoothly.

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Man falls from the sky and disappears

Falling man Several people in New Jersey claimed they saw a person falling from the sky with no parachute, but an extensive police search has turned up no evidence, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Witness Kelly Hale and two of her co-workers at Shore Veterinarians in Egg Harbor Township said they watched from their office windows as a human fell head-first from the sky on Tuesday.

But there were no reports of missing skydivers.

“I [saw] the guy falling, at an angle, like this,” Hale told NBC Philadelphia while gesturing. “Straight down. No parachute. No paraglider.”

Authorities were still investigating the incident, Egg Harbor police told msnbc.com on Thursday.

“We’re not actively out there searching, but we’re waiting for more information,” said police Sgt. Robert Gray. He could not comment on the ongoing investigation.

Several people contacted Egg Harbor Township Police at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, saying that they watched a person free-falling from the sky. The witnesses described the person as falling head first, at a slight angle, toward the ground, police said.

“You could see the arms and legs flailing and his clothes were blue, a dark blue like a navy, black and gray,” Hale said. “There’s no doubt that it was a person. We’re 100 percent sure.”

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The image is just a random man falling, not a photo of the guy in this story.

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Trash can rescued at sea

81 Year-old man with it rescued too!

Trash can rescuedLifeboat crews have made an unusual rescue off the coast of Anglesey (Wales) – an 81-year-old man and a wheelie bin.

The man had gone out in a small inflatable dinghy to recover his neighbor’s bin which had swept out to sea in strong winds, in a high tide.

He was blown about a mile off Red Wharf Bay until Moelfre inshore lifeboat was launched to rescue him.

He was picked up suffering from mild hypothermia and taken to hospital in Bangor by ambulance.

The crew said the man was not wearing a life jacket or waterproof clothing.

His dinghy was also half full of water because of the sea conditions.

The Moelfre crew then went back out to tow in the dingy and wheelie bin, which was still half full of rubbish.

Moelfre lifeboat station spokesman Dave Massey said: “Everyone at the Moelfre lifeboat station wishes the gentleman a speedy recovery.


“The volunteer lifeboat crews at Moelfre have dealt with a wide variety of emergency calls over the years but I am sure that this is the first time we have been involved in towing in a wheelie bin.”


The Welsh coastline was hit by some of the highest tides of the year on Friday.


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Whale euthanized with explosives

Whale explodedExplosives have been used to euthanize an ill humpback whale that washed up onto a sandbar off Western Australia’s south-west coast.

The 9.5-meter humpback whale became stranded off Albany two weeks ago.

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) had intended to let the whale die of natural causes but today decided to euthanize the animal with an explosive charge after it repositioned itself on a sandbar.

In a statement, DEC Albany district manager Mike Shepherd said the whale had moved a couple of meters from its original position, which was enough to stabilize it and kill it humanely.

“This was not an option that was available to us until now, as the animal, even while terminally sick, was still strong enough to present a serious safety risk to DEC staff and volunteers,” he said.

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Promiscuous women cause earthquakes

A senior Iranian cleric said Monday women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric’s unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

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Chilean miner’s wife meets mistress

MinerOne of the trapped Chilean miners is going to have some explaining to do after his wife ran into his mistress at the mine’s entrance.

Britain’s Sun newspaper reports the wife of Yonni Barrios was stunned and upset to find his girlfriend also conducting a vigil for him.

Barrios has been valuable to authorities trying to get the miners out, using his first-aid training to treat sick colleagues.

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I think he’s trying to dig his way out of this.  He’s digging down to try to get out the other way.

 

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