Motorcyclist crashes, flips and sticks a perfect landing on a car's roof

If there is such thing as a perfect motorcycle accident, this might be it: a motorcyclist crashes full speed into a car that's changing lanes. That's bad, right? The crash launches his body into a spinning mess in the air. That's definitely bad. But yet somehow he manages to flip and land standing up on the car's roof. » 8/19/14 7:26pm 8/19/14 7:26pm

Confused Google Street View Driver Ignores Street Signs, Crashes

You'd think a guy driving a car with "Google Maps" written on the door would never get lost. But a Street View driver in Arkansas proved that user error knows no bounds, going the wrong way down a one-way street, busting an illegal U-turn, allegedly blowing a red light, and hitting another car. Hope you turned the… » 8/08/14 4:26pm 8/08/14 4:26pm

You Must Read This Test Pilot's Story of an SR-71 Disintegrating Midair

This story has been kicking around the internet for awhile, but man oh man oh man is it worth a read. Test pilot Bill Weaver was flying an SR-71 Blackbird on an experimental evaluation flight when a malfunction at Mach 3.18 caused the plane to literally tear apart. Yet somehow, Weaver survived. » 3/08/14 1:00pm 3/08/14 1:00pm

Malaysia Airlines Flight Carrying 239 Vanishes Off Coast of Vietnam

Friday afternoon, at about 1:40 pm EST, a passenger jet flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from radar screens and lost radio contact with air traffic control. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was scheduled to land four hours later, was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members. » 3/07/14 7:31pm 3/07/14 7:31pm

Watch a TV show use a train to completely obliterate a car

Pure destruction. Top Gear wanted to see exactly what happens when a train smashes into a car stuck on the railroad tracks so they set up a test of their own: they put a minivan on the tracks and pummeled it with a speeding train. It gets pretty brutal. » 1/09/14 3:40pm 1/09/14 3:40pm

A Plane Just Landed On A Highway In New York City

A small plane headed for a landing at LaGuardia Airport instead made a landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx this afternoon. Though three people were inside, only one had a minor injury. Not bad. » 1/04/14 4:38pm 1/04/14 4:38pm

July's San Francisco Airplane Crash Caused By Computer Inexperience

Back in July, Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board has explained that the accident occurred because the pilot didn't understand the plane's computerized auto-throttle system. » 12/12/13 4:20am 12/12/13 4:20am

This Sensorless Flying Robot Is Like a Drunken Speeder Bike Orb

After putting its rovers on Mars, Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab showed the world that billion dollar hardware isn't always the answer. And researchers at the EPFL are taking the same technology-on-the-cheap approach with a low-cost autonomous flying drone that simply bumps and crashes into everything in its path instead… » 10/30/13 11:40am 10/30/13 11:40am

Watch NASA Crash a Helicopter on Purpose Right Here, Right Now

Want to watch a copter crash live and guilt-free? Of course you do. Well you're in luck: NASA is serving one up right now. » 8/28/13 12:49pm 8/28/13 12:49pm

A Boeing 777 Has Crashed In San Francisco [UPDATING]

A Boeing 777 is on fire at San Francisco International Airport. The emergency slides have deployed, though it is not immediately clear what caused the crash and conflagration, nor if there are any injuries. » 7/06/13 3:02pm 7/06/13 3:02pm

Watch This Bridge Destroy Dozens of Trucks and Buses

Truckers of the world! No matter how many times you try it, no matter how much you duck inside your cabin as get through it, no matter how strongly you believe the warning signs don't apply to you, your vehicle is never going to be able to survive an encounter with Durham's 11-foot 8-inch tall bridge. » 10/26/12 12:43pm 10/26/12 12:43pm

What Can We Learn From Crashing a Plane on Purpose?

Why do some people survive plane crashes and others don't? Having an entire aircraft at your disposal to deliberately crash under controlled circumstances, as they do in a new Discovery Channel documentary, would seem a great way to answer that question. » 10/05/12 7:57am 10/05/12 7:57am

Watch Two Planes Collide, Get Stuck Together in Mid-Air and Somehow…

If I was a pilot and I saw a plane headed straight toward me, I'd figure I was doomed. If I was a pilot and I saw a plane stuck to my own plane, I'd figure we were both doomed. Luckily for these two pilots in Holland, who hit each other in mid-air and then found themselves stuck to one another, they managed to pull… » 9/10/12 9:30pm 9/10/12 9:30pm

Designing a Dumb Flying Robot That Can Safely Crash Is Easier and…

As the story goes, when farmers were looking for a better way to deliver tomatos undamaged, they just engineered a more resilient vegetable. And that's basically the same approach being taken by crash-friendly flying robot researchers at the EPFL. » 6/13/12 6:20pm 6/13/12 6:20pm

This 727 Was Deliberately Crashed In the Desert For a TV Show We Can't…

When a plane unfortunately crashes there's no shortage of photos and video of the wreckage, but rarely footage of the actual impact. So to appease our morbid curiosity of what really happens when a large airliner crashes, the Discovery Channel deliberately downed a 727 in the desert for an upcoming show. » 4/30/12 9:59am 4/30/12 9:59am

Watch a Man Cheat Death as His Truck Plummets Off a Cliff

Jumping out of a moving vehicle just before it plummets off a cliff is standard stuff for action movies and James Dean impressionists, but actually seeing it happen in real life is breathtaking. A tow-truck driver in Norway did just that, though, when the heavy truck he was towing slipped off the icy road. » 4/02/12 12:58pm 4/02/12 12:58pm

Holiday Decorating With a Helicopter Can Be Very Dangerous

You might worry about falling off a ladder while decorating your home with lights, but that pales in comparison to what happened to this helicopter in Auckland while installing a Christmas tree. Thankfully, the pilot walked away from the crash. » 11/23/11 9:09am 11/23/11 9:09am

The Gruesome Crash of a Chinese Fighter Jet Captured on Video

A Chinese FBC-1 fighter jet plane was performing at an air show until things went horrifically wrong. The fighter jet started spiraling out of control and then plunged straight down, crashing into the ground and exploding on impact. » 10/14/11 4:40pm 10/14/11 4:40pm

How Car Crash Modeling Technology Could Predict Offshore Drilling…

It's the billion-dollar question for offshore drilling giants: Could the Deepwater Horizon disaster have been prevented? Researchers at MIT's Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory may have found at least a partial answer—the same kind of computer modeling that predicts whether car components can hold their own in a… » 8/17/11 9:40pm 8/17/11 9:40pm

Le Mans Driver Walks Away from Terrifying 200 M.P.H. Crash

When an Audi clips a Ferrari at a 200 m.p.h. clip during a pass at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this happens. The Audi driver, Alan McNish (seen above, mid-air), walked away from the crash. [The Daily] » 6/12/11 5:00pm 6/12/11 5:00pm