Tragedy
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Southwest jet engine that killed woman had ‘metal fatigue’

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/18/18, 10:27 am

The engine that exploded Tuesday in flight on a Southwest Airlines plane, killing one passenger, showed signs of “metal fatigue,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The incident marked the first passenger death on a U.S. airline since 2009. The twin-engine Boeing 737 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport for Dallas on Tuesday with 149 passengers on board. Debris from the left engine smashed open a window, and the depressurization of the cabin nearly sucked out one passenger from the plane.

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Pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida kills six

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/16/18, 11:07 am

Miami officials on Friday ended the rescue operation and declared at least six people had died in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge near Florida International University on Thursday. Rescue workers used trained dogs and listening devices to search for survivors, but Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said Friday the operation changed to a recovery. Zabaleta confirmed the casualties and said responders initially hospitalized 10 people. The bridge had been under construction for less than a week and stretched nearly 200 feet to connect Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater.

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Associated Press/Photo by Roberto Koltun/Miami Herald

Multiple people died and others remained trapped Thursday afternoon when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University. The 950-ton structure just opened for use Saturday at the Miami campus. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alejandro Camacho told CBS News there were multiple fatalities and five to six vehicles crushed. There is still an unknown number of people trapped underneath the bridge.

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