Surgery on teenage F3 driver a success after horror crash
admin • November 20, 2018 • 2635
Still image of race personnel and pit crew at accident site after German driver Sophia Floersch flew over the barriers and crashed into a photographers’ bunker at high speed, during a Formula 3 race at the Macau Grand Prix | Photo via REUTERS
German driver Sophia Floersch has undergone a successful surgery on the spinal fracture she suffered in a serious accident at the Macau Grand Prix, doctors confirmed during a news conference on Monday (November 19).
The 17-year-old Formula 3 driver was injured on Sunday (November 18) as she lost control into the Lisboa bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers’ bunker at high speed.
Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, had been discharged from hospital on Sunday night.
A 25-year-old Chinese photographer is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for another week.
A local race marshall suffered a fractured facial bone and lacerations, but is expected to be discharged in the coming days. — Reuters
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has begun investigation on the plane crash in Calamba, Laguna on Sunday (Sept 1).
The CAAP is already in possession of the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder of Lion Air 350 that crashed at a resort in Miramonte Village Barangay Pansol.
They also investigated the crash site and collected all the debris from the airplane.
According to CAAP Aircraft Investigator Harry Paradero, they also interviewed eye witnesses to document the scenario before the crash happened.
“Bali tinitignan pa lang namin iyong crash site, iyon lang naman sa ngayon, (For now, we are investigating the crash site)” he said.
The medical evacuation plane came from Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte. It boarded nine passengers and was supposed to fly to Manila in order to provide medical assistance to their New Zealander passenger.
None of the passengers survived the crash. Witnesses said parts of the plane were already separating before it crashed in their area.
“Talagang sinundan po na namin iyong pagbagsak kaya po nung naglanding siya dito mga 2 to 3 minutes, (We really followed the crash. It landed here at around 2 to 3 minutes),” said Jeff Rodriguez, one of the eye witnesses.
Meanwhile, families of the victims are set to bring their relatives home.—AAC (with reports from Sherwin Culubong)
A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday (July 30) killing all five crew members and 12 civilians and setting off a blaze that left a pile of smoking rubble.
A statement from the Pakistani military said the aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed but there was no immediate word on the cause of the accident or the type of aircraft involved.
Military and civilian rescue workers took at least 12 injured civilians to hospitals in the city and extinguished the fire, leaving the smoking ruins of a house which appeared to have borne the brunt of the crash.
The site, in a village on the edge of an affluent housing development called Bahia Town, was surrounded by military and rescue service vehicles and security officials pushed back a crowd of bystanders. (REUTERS)
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