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Details released of a plane crash carrying Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open a crashed airplane’s wing emergency exit as the plane started to burn and fill with smoke earlier than the race vehicle driver and his household managed to get away from the important door, in accordance to new important points about the 2019 accident launched by way of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Documents launched Thursday with the aid of the NTSB furnish pilot, passenger and witness statements about the Aug. 15, 2019 airplane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Earnhardt was once with spouse Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, two pilots and the household canine when their Cessna Citation Latitude crashed. The NTSB stated three passengers suffered minor injuries.

Earnhardt retired from full-time racing following the 2017 season and is now working as a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports, although he has raced on account that the airplane crash.

In a preliminary report, NTSB investigators have stated section of the touchdown tools collapsed and a area of the proper wing hit the runway as the aircraft bounced twice earlier than touching down a 1/3 time with about 1,000 toes of paved floor remaining.

The aircraft went thru a chain-link fence earlier than coming to relaxation on the facet of Tennessee Highway 91.

Pilot Richard Pope informed the NTSB that he used to be carrying more pace on the method to the runway due to the fact the plane “slows down so easy,” in accordance to a precis of the pilots’ statements to the NTSB.

Pope stated the preliminary landing used to be “pretty hard” and the aircraft got here off the runway. The flight crew suggested that thrust reversers, which assist an plane decelerate at some point of landing, have been utilized after the first touchdown.

Pilot Jeffrey Melton stated that after thrust used to be increased, “the energy by no means comes,” the NTSB reported.

“After they tried to enlarge power, and they did now not experience the energy come, strength used to be pulled to idle, and the thrust reversers have been once more utilized as the plane touched down for the 0.33 time,” the record said.

Earnhardt and the two pilots have been unable to open the emergency exit door over the wing after the aircraft got here to a tough stop, the document said.

“As they have been trying to get the rear exit door open, heavy smoke was once coming from the lavatory,” the record said. “Mr. Earnhardt said that he informed Mr. Melton to attempt the major cabin door. At this time fireplace used to be now seen in the lavatory.”

Melton then kicked open the fundamental cabin door broad sufficient so that he may want to exit.

“Earnhardt then surpassed his daughter, who used to be in his arms, to the pilot, and then they every squeezed out the opening,” which used to be roughly the dimension of a traditional oven, the record said.

Witness Cheryl Campbell instructed the NTSB in a written assertion that she was once riding when she noticed the rear of the plane burst into flames after it crash-landed. In her statement, Campbell stated she had served in the Air Force and had been a flight attendant for a main airline for two decades.

Campbell informed investigators that she ran to the plane and noticed a man who used to be no longer sporting a uniform “struggling and no longer walking.” Campbell stated she requested the man his first identify however she did now not without delay pick out Earnhardt.

“He tried to get up and should no longer and used to be asking if his spouse and infant had been out and ok,” Campbell wrote. “I certain him I had checked his spouse and infant and each have been ok. I additionally informed him his canine was once adequate when he asked.”

A last file from the NTSB has no longer been released.

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Rajasthan Political Crisis: Six ‘BSP MLAs’ Move Supreme Court, Seek Transfer of Case on Merger With Congress From HC

Six MLAs who had won in the 2018 Rajasthan assembly elections on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket moved the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking the transfer of the case against their merger with the Congress to the top judicial body.

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Jaipur, August 8: Six MLAs who had won in the 2018 Rajasthan assembly elections on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket moved the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking the transfer of the case against their merger with the Congress to the top judicial body. The proceedings in their case is currently underway in the Rajasthan High Court. BSP Twist to Rajasthan Political Row: Mayawati’s Party to File Plea in HC Tomorrow Against Merger of Its 6 MLAs With Congress.

The six legislators – R Gudha, Lakhan Singh, Deep Chand, JS Awana, Sandeep Kumar and Wajib Ali – had joined the Congress en masse in September 2019. Speaker CP Joshi had approved their merger as the entire legislature party of the BSP in Rajasthan had switched camps.

The BSP, led by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, moved the High Court on July 28 with a plea challenging their merger. The party claimed that since it is registered as a “national political party”, such a merger could be validated only if all state units of the BSP merge with the Congress.

The case filed by BSP in the Rajasthan HC was preceded by a whip issued to the six MLAs, directing them to vote against the Ashok Gehlot-led government in the state in case of a trust vote.

If the High Court order annuls their merger with Congress and rules that the MLAs still belong to the BSP, they would be required to adhere to the party whip. If the legislators violate the whip issued to them in case of a trust vote, their membership of the House could be cancelled.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Aug 08, 2020 05:44 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Snakes Glide Up on Trees in Shivamogga As Water Level in Karnataka’s Tunga River Rises After Heavy Rainfall (Watch Video)

Video of snakes resting on a tree as the water level in River Tunga increased due to heavy rain in Shivamogga has gone viral. Heavy rainfall in Karnataka has to lead to a flood-like situation in the state.

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Video of snakes resting on a tree as the water level in River Tunga increased due to heavy rain in Shivamogga has gone viral. Heavy rainfall in Karnataka has to lead to a flood-like situation in the state. Video of snakes gliding on trees to save themselves from the flowing water is being widely shared on social platforms. Snakes were seen coiling around stems to avoid the river banks. The video shows two snakes on a brand as water gushes beneath them. The clip further shows the river which is overflowing its banks. Karnataka Rains: Temple Submerged in Water Due to Overflowing of Hemavathi River in Hassan (Watch Video)

Karnataka has been experiencing incessant rainfall and thunderstorms causing landslides and floods. Border regions such as Belagavi district have also been witnessing rising water levels in River Krishna. It has been due to swelling of the river’s tributaries caused by heavy rains in Maharashtra. River Cauvery river is also overflowing and has submerged Bhagamandala temple, blocking connecting roads in the district. Karnataka Rains: Kodagu District Faces Flood-Like Situation Due to Heavy Rainfall, River Hemavathi and River Cauvery Flow Over Danger Mark; See Pics.

Snakes Taking Shelter on Trees as River Water Rises in Karnataka:

A three-month-old baby was rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at Balegundi village of Kodagu district in the state. The Cauvery river too is overflowing and its floodwaters have inundated the Bhagamandala temple, blocking major connecting roads in the district. There have also been landslides near Botlappa and other areas of Kodagu, along with Charmadi ghat near Chikmagalur and Dakshina Kannada. Uttara Kannada and Shivamogga are some of the districts that also been flooded due to continuous heavy rains. Water being released from dams into the state is another reason for the floods

(The above story first appeared on onhike on Aug 08, 2020 12:26 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Air India Express Plane Crash: Self-Quarantine and COVID-19 Tests for People Involved in Rescue Operations at Kozhikode Airport, Says Kerala Health Minister

Kochi, August 8: Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Saturday announced that people who were engaged in rescue operations at Kozhikode

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Kochi, August 8: Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Saturday announced that people who were engaged in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport should go into self-quarantine. The official added saying that the State Government of Kerala will conduct the COVID-19 tests of everyone who were involved in humanitarian assistance at the accident site. “All those who were involved in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport should go into self-quarantine. State Government to conduct coronavirus tests of all”, KK Shailaja said.

The people who have been asked to go into self-quarantine are the ones who were engaged in the rescue operations at the Kozhikode airport after Air India Express flight skidded off the runway on Friday. The flight that had a crash-landing had returned from Dubai under the Vande Bharat mission. There were 190 people onboard of which 18 people have died so far, including two pilots. Reports inform that the plane plunged 35 feet into the valley below, as it landed on its second attempt amid heavy rain in the southern state. Air India Express Plane Crash Update: 18 Dead Including 2 Pilots.

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All those who were involved in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport should go into self-quarantine. State Government to conduct #COVID19 tests of all: KK Shailaja, Kerala Health Minister (file pic) pic.twitter.com/Lldp3G7xwd

— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2020

The Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) has been recovered from the aircraft while the floorboard is being cut to retrieve Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official said.

In the wake of the incident, investigating officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), top officials of Air India and Air India Express have reached Kozhikode from New Delhi on Saturday. The officials will probe the cause of accident at the Kozhikode airport where an Air India Express plane skidded and fell into a valley killing 18 passengers, including the two pilots and injuring many others on Friday evening.

(The above story first appeared on onhike on Aug 08, 2020 10:52 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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