May 19, 1989
Jim Crawford of Scotland escaped injury when he crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500, but he may have lost his qualifying position on the inside of the second row. Indications were that the car, a Buick-powered 1987 Lola that Crawford had qualified at 221.450 m.p.h. last Sunday, was too badly damaged to be repaired for the race May 28. If it cannot be repaired, Crawford could start at the back of the field in his backup car. He also could withdraw the crashed car and attempt to qualify the backup vehicle Saturday or Sunday in the final weekend of time trials.
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January 22, 2008 |
Immigration officials said Monday that Bo Stefan Eriksson, who nearly two years ago crashed a $1-million Ferrari Enzo while driving at least 162 mph on Pacific Coast Highway, is in custody at an immigration holding facility in Lancaster. According to wire reports Monday night, Eriksson was there awaiting deportation to Sweden or Germany, but local immigration officials declined to comment. Eriksson crashed the Ferrari in February 2006, drawing media attention across the nation, and his eccentric personality fueled the story.
May 4, 2009 |
Sixteen Venezuelan soldiers and a civilian were killed when a military helicopter crashed near the Colombian border, the state news agency reported. A brigadier general was among those killed. President Hugo Chavez said the soldiers were patrolling the 1,300-mile border separating Venezuela and Colombia when shortly after midday the local military base lost contact with the Mi-35 helicopter. The helicopter crashed near the town of El Alto de Rubio, the state-run Bolivarian News Agency reported.
June 25, 2005
If the wreckage of Chuck Knox (Rams), Bill Walsh (Stanford), and John Robinson (USC) -- coaches who came back and thought they could relive their former glories and then crashed and burned -- shows anything, it's that you can never come home. No great coach has ever returned and succeeded. Why should the return of Phil Jackson be any different? Jack Wolf Westwood
April 26, 1989 |
A chunk of ice the size of a volleyball crashed through the roof of a house during a thunderstorm, and a meteorologist said it may have come from an airplane. Most likely the ice accumulated on the wing of a plane and then fell, crashing into the house Monday night, said Ted Buehner of the National Weather Service office at Portland International Airport. No one in the home was injured.