- Apr 24, 2011
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Lucky stupid bastard, sorry but also an idiot
SOURCE (With Photo Of Crashed Plane): https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/08/us/gender-reveal-plane-crash-trnd/index.htmlGender reveal stunt led to plane crash in Texas
Another gender reveal stunt went horribly wrong and caused the recent plane crash in Texas, according to a National Transportation Safety Board accident report released Friday.
The pilot was flying a plane at a low altitude on September 7 as part of an elaborate gender reveal for a friend, according to the report.
The pilot dumped 350 gallons of pink water from the plane, but the plane was "too low" and immediately stalled. The pilot was not injured in the crash in Turkey, Texas, about 100 miles southeast of Amarillo, The plane's other passenger had minor injuries. The plane was designed to carry only one person, the report said.
This incident was the latest in a string of gender reveal stunts gone awry. ...
Whenever I'm facing a potentially lethal assault, I always raise my phone to photograph the confrontation. It just makes sense.An arrow escape.
Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you.
. . . The arrow was allegedly fired after the resident raised his phone to photograph the confrontation - only for the device to become an unlikely shield. . . .
more at link.The unnamed woman told local media her mum was being attacked at the time.
This tactic for subtly calling the emergency services has been internet lore for years, but this is a rare confirmed case of it being effective.
Officials have previously warned that the strategy is not guaranteed to work, as dispatchers are not trained to recognise a pizza order as a genuine call for help.
The dispatcher who answered the call, Tim Teneyck, told local news station 13 ABC he initially thought the woman had dialled an incorrect number.
When she insisted she was through to the right person, he realised what was happening - partly because he had seen similar scenarios being shared on social media.
"You see it on Facebook, but it's not something that anybody has ever been trained for," Mr Teneyck said. "Other dispatchers that I've talked to would not have picked up on this. They've told me they wouldn't have picked up on this."
What did the caller say?
Here's a transcript of the conversation.
Mr Teneyck: Oregon 911
Caller: I would like to order a pizza at [address redacted].
Mr Teneyck: You called 911 to order a pizza?
Caller: Uh, yeah. Apartment [redacted].
Mr Teneyck: This is the wrong number to call for a pizza...
Caller: No, no, no. You're not understanding.
Mr Teneyck: I'm getting you now.
Later in the call, the woman found creative ways to answer Mr Teneyck's yes or no questions about how much danger she and her mother were in, and what services they needed.
Mr Teneyck: Is the other guy still there?
Caller: Yep, I need a large pizza.
Mr Teneyck: All right. How about medical, do you need medical?
Caller: No. With pepperoni.
Mark Smith, 51, was alerted to her plight by Geoff Handley, who was walking his dog near St Briavels in the Forest of Dean.
The woman, who has not been named, was slipping in and out of consciousness.
Mr Smith and Mr Handley took it in turns to keep her warm until the emergency services arrived.
Mr Smith, from Coleford, Gloucestershire, told Victoria Derbyshire: "I could hear someone shouting for help. She was half in the car and half in the water.
"I just pulled her up and cuddled her to keep warm; it seemed like forever and a day.
"It was a bit worrying, really, I tried to hold her on the car but we kept slipping as the car was totally underwater."
Mr Smith said the 61-year-old woman had climbed on to the roof of her car after driving into the flooded area and getting stuck with no phone signal.
"I thought she was going to die, make no doubt about that," said Mr Handley.
Probably mentioned before -I had one a some years back, when I was working for a previous firm.
I was a smoker back then, and had nipped out of the office for a quick cigarette. As I went through the revolving doors at reception, I turned right and right again which lead me into a small alley. I suddenly felt a whoosh go past the back of my head, and then heard a very loud clang from behind. I stopped, turned and looked downwards and there on the pavement was a very large scaffolding bolt (I think that’s what their called)
There is no doubt in my mind that had I been a second slower, the thing would have killed me, as the bolt had fallen from the roof of the 10 story office building.
As I was standing there, contemplating my fate, I noticed a figure standing close by, so looked over and there was this young woman staring at me with open mouth and saucer wide eyes. She told me that she saw the entire thing, and was so sure the bolt would hit and kill me, that she couldn’t get any warning out of her mouth.
I think she was in shock more than me.
She was quite attractive however, so I played it cool and come out with something like “I knew the fags would get me in the end”
It's quite a small bomb & probably wouldn't do much damage on it's own [apart from possibly killing the woman or dog] - maybe they were dropped en masse in a cluster..When Ms Cirillo dug the device up, she initially thought her pet Shih Tzu Cica might want to play with it. She then took it into her kitchen and cleaned it with a Brillo pad in an effort to get a closer look at her discovery.
But when Facebook users suggested it was a bomb, an "absolutely terrified" Ms Cirillo called the police and returned it quickly to the garden before it was taken away by bomb disposal experts who later detonated it on Weymouth beach.
Witnesses say there was a small amount of water in the well which likely kept him alive.
Mr Roberts' cries for help were eventually heard by a local resident.
The resident had been looking for cattle feed near the area, which was in an isolated part of the village, said news outlet the Bali Sun. He alerted the local authorities.