The state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says a preliminary assessment shows that the bus that was involved in Saturday's crash, in which several persons were injured, was not defective. The bus, which was transporting staff and their family from a trip in Trelawny, ran off the road and into a precipice near Moneague in St Ann. The JUTC was responding to a statement issued by opposition transport spokesman Mikael Phillips in which he claimed that some of the injured persons have suggested that the bus may have been defective or developed a defect en route, which contributed to the crash. READ: Phillips wants independent probe into JUTC bus crash Phillips called for an independent investigation into the crash and a detailed report provided by the JUTC. The bus company said the Island Traffic Authority has conducted a preliminary examination of the bus and has found no defects. The JUTC says the company, as well as the police, are in the process of conducting … [Read more...] about JUTC says preliminary assessment shows that bus involved in St Ann crash was not defective
These are just my detailed preliminary thoughts on winter 2018-2019, everything is subject to change. But If I didn't think what I talk about was likely I wouldn't post it. I talk a lot about the teleconnections and oscillations in the Atlantic and North Pacific, but seldom about the oscillations in the South Pacific. If we look to the South Pacific, oscillations and pressure patterns suggest if an El Nino forms this year, it will be most likely a Central Pacific (Modoki) event. I've been talking about the Modoki for quite some time. I've showed other data on my Facebook weather pages. But I want to show something new here. Education on a new teleconnection/oscillation. The South Pacific Oscillation (SPO) has a impact on if an El Niño will be East Based or Central Based. Here are some images showing how the SPO works. Positive (negative) values of SLP anomalies denoted by red (blue) solid (dashed) contours. Warmer than average Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are in … [Read more...] about Winter 2018 2019 preliminary thoughts.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal officials are reviewing cellphones, a camera and a recording device found with a duck boat that sank in a storm last month in southern Missouri, as part of investigations into the disaster that killed 17 people. The National Transportation Safety Board provided few new details in a preliminary report issued Tuesday. The SIM card from the video recording system on the vessel already has been examined. The agency said previously that the recordings show the captain made a reference to looking at the weather radar prior to the tour of Table Rock Lake near Branson. Forecasts at the time included thunderstorm warnings. But the NTSB say investigators are trying to determine if there is more information on the device's hard drive. It is unclear what more it might contain. You can read the full report here: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA18MM028-preliminary-report.pdf … [Read more...] about NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly duck boat crash
Gregory J. Holman Springfield News-Leader Published 7:54 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released a "preliminary" report on the July 19 duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake near Branson. The NTSB said its new report "is subject to change and may contain errors" and "will be supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation." Earl Weener, an NTSB official, said July 21 that this "factual report" was forthcoming soon but that a complete report containing probable cause information will take a year to complete, following the investigation. More: Before 'mass casualty' incident near Branson, duck boats had history of fatalities The NTSB's Monday report largely recaps what is already known. It places the sinking of Ride the Ducks vessel Stretch Duck 7 at "about 7:05 p.m." on July 19. "Local area forecasts for the time of the accident included thunderstorm warnings and data indicated winds of … [Read more...] about NTSB releases ‘preliminary’ report on Branson duck boat incident
August 7, 2018 By Alisa Nelson According to the National Transportation Safety Board – NTSB – the Ride the Ducks boat sank on July 19 in Table Rock Lake when thunderstorm warnings were issued. The NTSB, the agency leading the federal investigation into the incident, says winds of more than 70 miles-per-hour were registered by a nearby vessel. Investigators on scene of deadly duck boat sinking (Photo courtesy of KOLR in Springfield) The preliminary report says the duck boat filled with water and went under in about 15 feet of water around 7:05 p.m. The vessel came to a complete rest on the lake floor about 70 feet below the surface. Investigators are reviewing video recordings recovered from the tour boat’s system and from cell phones and cameras taken from the scene. They are also trying to access data from the system’s hard drive and a data card. Thirty-three interviews of witnesses, vessel operators, inspectors and company officials were conducted on the … [Read more...] about Federal agency releases preliminary report about Branson deadly boat sinking