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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Where Is It? - The Atlantic
It is obvious that decisions were made to not pursue certain avenues that might have reflected poorly on Malaysia Airlines or the government.
aviation  malaysia  accident  crash  airplane  satellite  communication  search  indian  ocean  story  adventurer  independent  reunion 
9 weeks ago by aries1988
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Vous avez sans doute entendu parler d’un pour Perpignan bloqué 6 heures dans un tunnel à la sortie de Paris.6…
tgv  reportage  accident  france  sncf  transport  crisis  train 
11 weeks ago by aries1988
Notre Dame Is the Burning Heart of Paris

It’s partly that, at 856 years old, Notre Dame has witnessed much of French history. It’s where Henry VI was crowned, and Napoleon became emperor. A few hours into the fire, French TV news was running everything from clips of François Mitterrand’s funeral to scenes from a movie version of Victor Hugo’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

In his address to the nation, Mr. Macron described what Parisians are feeling as a “tremblement intérieur” — an internal trembling.

A hundred years from now, people will still be talking about the fire of 2019.
2019  paris  france  architecture  patrimoine  fire  tragedy  accident  art  church  christianity  français 
april 2019 by aries1988
在化工脱贫的路上,响水人经历过爆炸、泄漏和“大逃亡”|深度|端传媒 Initium Media
2006年,江苏省陆续出重拳治理环境问题,3年内关闭近6000家企业。当大批化工企业在这场运动式的“关厂潮”中垂死挣扎时,江苏北部向他们敞开了怀抱。

横穿江苏而过的长江,分割了苏南(包括南京、无锡、常州、苏州和镇江五个市)和苏北(徐州、连云港、宿迁、淮安、盐城),亦画下残酷的经济分割线。在紧邻上海的苏州和省会南京的带动下,苏南在经济发展中将苏北远远甩在身后。

1990年,苏北GDP只有苏南的一半左右,2007年这一差距更是扩大到三分之一。彼时江苏省级贫困县有16个,均出在苏北,盐城市更是占据了三个名额,分别是滨海、阜宁和响水。

化工业,成为这些贫困县奋身一跃的跳板。

时任江苏省常州市发展和改革委员会重大项目稽察办公室主任俞建初去到苏北时,亦为当地招商局负责人的言行感到惊讶,“我们地方环境容量大,环保指标用不了,直通大海,可以自然分解,环保上不收费用。”

人们怀念以前的陈家港和灌河。“我们这里最出名的有‘大鱼拜龙王’的现象。”采访中,韩松和吴莹都讲述了儿时看到鲸鱼的经历。

灌河被称为“苏北黄浦江”,东接黄海,是苏北唯一没有建闸的天然潮汐河道。资料显示,灌河历史上就是鲸鱼经常出没的地方,每年春季,常有“大鱼”(鲸鱼)由大海游入灌河。韩松记得小时候自己常和小伙伴去灌河洗澡,河流清澈见底。

“化工厂开过来之后,就慢慢看不见这个现象了,河水都冒着油污,不再能去游泳。”韩松说。
reportage  tragedy  accident  chemistry  industry  jiangsu  pollution  2019 
april 2019 by aries1988
Aberfan - 50 years on

It was a normal October day for a small mining village, where it had been raining for what seemed like forever
story  disaster  children  school  wales  death  comparison  coal  mining  accident  closure  ptsd  family  tragedy 
october 2016 by aries1988
Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford

The psychologist James Reason, author of Human Error, wrote: “Manual control is a highly skilled activity, and skills need to be practised continuously in order to maintain them. Yet an automatic control system that fails only rarely denies operators the opportunity for practising these basic control skills … when manual takeover is necessary something has usually gone wrong; this means that operators need to be more rather than less skilled in order to cope with these atypical conditions.”

Bonin seemed nervous. The slightest hint of trouble produced an outburst of swearing: “Putain la vache. Putain!” – the French equivalent of “Fucking hell. Fuck!” More than once he expressed a desire to fly at “3-6” – 36,000 feet – and lamented the fact that Air France procedures recommended flying a little lower.

In any case, Bonin silently retook control of the plane and tried to climb again. It was an act of pure panic. Robert and Dubois had, perhaps, realised that the plane had stalled – but they never said so. They may not have realised that Bonin was the one in control of the plane. And Bonin never grasped what he had done. His last words were: “But what’s happening?”
airplane  airline  accident  psychology  computer  technology  human  error 
october 2016 by aries1988
两年前,美国人这样处理得州化工厂大爆炸
2013年4月17日,美国得克萨斯州中部某小镇的韦斯特化工厂发生惨烈的大爆炸,造成14人死亡,60人失踪,约
industry  accident  management  usa  showcase 
august 2015 by aries1988
Oriental Star Accident Highlights Increase in Safety Problems on Yangtze Cruises

The primary reason was low pay, with a captain earning just 7000 yuan a month, or about $1,100.
accident  river  china  safety 
august 2015 by aries1988
Pressing on | The Economist
A spate of accidents will not put Asians off air travel.

The region is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. Its 50-odd carriers are awaiting delivery of 1,600 new planes, about the same number as are in their fleets today. Boeing, an American planemaker, thinks regional airlines will need to order more than 3,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years.

In much of the region rutted roads and fickle seas are a far bigger worry. A recent study of 160 ferry accidents since 2000, costing nearly 17,000 lives, showed that Indonesia and the Philippines were among the most lethal places to board a boat (only Bangladeshi vessels were more deadly). Images of grieving families in Singapore and Surabaya have horrified Indonesians, and the world. But journeys are still safer in the skies.
accident  aviation  banyan 
may 2015 by aries1988
A Life in Motion, Stopped Cold
But the story she sees in her mind always ends the same way: She is lying helpless in the snow. Her coach is kneeling above her, tears spilling down his face. And the stillness of the mountain has been shattered by the angry, whirring blades of the helicopter that has come to take her to the hospital.

“When you asked her to repeat something 10 times, she would repeat it 20 times,” said Gisele Fabris Moreira, who coached Souza from 1995 to 1997. “She had a great capacity to not show she was in pain if she was hurt. This was very impressive in a little girl of only 8 years old. She would fall from the bar to the floor and hit her head and then return straight to the bar. She was like an adult in a child’s body.”

Souza's hat was adjusted by her mother, Odete, in Miami. At right, Souza during physical therapy in June. Last year, she began a stem cell treatment that awakened a small amount of feeling in her arms and feet.

Her resilience comes from a lot of things: her religion, her discipline, her policy of setting a goal for herself, reaching it and aiming for the next one. There are also her many friends from Brazil to help Souza’s mother, who has been caring almost full time for Souza since the accident.

Souza still wears a smile on her face, at least most of the time, at least when she is in public. She tries not to think about her old self, but she cannot help it. It feels so close yet so out of reach, as if a flimsy curtain is all that separates one life from the other.

She misses the little things, mostly. “I want to pass my hand through my hair, to feel my hand on my face, to take a shower,” she said. She recently got a tattoo on her arm: a person in a wheelchair standing up and gradually walking away.

When she dreams at night, she said, she never dreams of skiing. She dreams of gymnastics.
video  sports  handicap  brazil  accident  life 
may 2015 by aries1988
写在动车7·23事故两周年
高铁作为高速、准时、安全的交通工具,大大减少了因路途遥远而对经济发展造成的不利影响。它不仅使原有的城市圈更紧密地融合在一起,而且进一步扩大了城市圈的范围。中国西部的高铁建设也可以降低原先的区位劣势,加快西部经济的发展速度。更重要的是,高铁与亚欧大陆其他国家铁路联网,可以形成一个高效的陆路运输系统,简直可以称为“现代丝绸之路”,这对于现在由英美等国主宰的海路运输系统是重大的冲击,用战略术语来说,就是用“陆权”挑战了“海权”。因此,高铁的建设还有重要的战略意义。
 问题在于,从动车组2007年开始运行到2011年的7·23事故,4年时间才发生了一次事故,这么小的样本数,根本就不足以确定在所有人都尽了力的情况下仍不可避免要发生的动车组事故所遵循的泊松分布的λ值。换句话说,光从事故发生频率来看,我们根本无从得知这次事故究竟是尽了力而不可避免,还是根本就没尽力(理论上说,只有用“事故树”之类分析方法,才能大概算出事故的概率,确定λ值)。既然如此,我出于人道主义,希望动车组吸取教训,又有何不可?这就好比说,我让某人录入一篇文章,他只录了两三句,我就发现他录错一个字。在不知道他的真正录错率的情况下,我提醒他注意一下,后面尽量别录错,这时却突然有人出来振振有词地说,人家已经尽力了,录错率就是这么高,你这种指责是苛求。——到底是谁不懂概率论呢?
平心而论,高铁因为7·23事故而发展受阻,我自己也觉得很可惜。但是坦白地说,对高铁来说,我首先是一名乘客,其次才是一个愿意了解其重要价值和战略意义的爱国者。也许有人就愿意连作为一名乘客的义务(督促高铁提供更好的服务)都不去履行,却先“跨越”了一步,只顾逮着高铁的价值滔滔不绝,但是,我相信大多数人并不是这样的。
opinion  train  china  future  accident  safety 
july 2013 by aries1988
译言精选-亲历火车出轨的感觉如何?
发生事故的前几个月,由于第一家公司的启办,我一度境遇不顺。我们每天都在和随即可能发生的失败作斗争,我比任何人都要难过。毕竟我凭着创业热情而辍学,公司运营失败,我的下半辈子也就永无翻身之日了。
然后我遭遇了这场事故,我的内心也随之发生了变化。换言之,我明白了生命短暂,也许自己明天就可能离开这个世界。我意识到比起失败与他人的眼光,我只须专注于做好自己的事,尽我的全力并持之以恒。就算我失败了(好比我的第一家公司),只要我还活着就还有下一次,我还能创办下一家公司(我就是这么做的)。
我不敢说自己每时每刻变得有多高效率,但我成熟了也更有责任感了。我知道该做什么,该专注于什么。我明白了不必担心别人对我的看法,因为当我离开人世时,他人的眼光完全不重要,个人的自我完善才是唯一重要的事情。
googlereader  story  accident 
october 2012 by aries1988
Final words of Air France passenger jet emerge: 'what's happening?' - Telegraph
The terrified final words of three pilots aboard an Air France 447 which crashed into the sea with the loss of 228 lives have emerged for the first time. "Damn-it! We're going to crash. It can't be true!" says one co-pilot.
http://www.instapaper.com/read/293753826
air  france  accident  story 
august 2012 by aries1988
The Titanic and the End of an Era - NYTimes.com
Perhaps the menu suggests another factor in our fascination. The Titanic sank at the end of an era and on the eve of Europe’s catastrophe. Today, the very language — cockie leekie or grilled mutton (not lamb) chops — evokes the twilight of the Edwardian era, before the eruption of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, and before the clash of classes and ideologies that the various decks on the Titanic contrived to keep at bay. That clash would become the tragic heart of the 20th century. At dinner in first class that evening the seventh course was roast squab and cress: enough said.
http://www.instapaper.com/read/291632294
technology  accident  zeitgeist  history 
august 2012 by aries1988
小错误也会引发大灾难
即使只是一个小到几乎可以完全原谅的错误,也可以引发一场大灾难。不相信么?来看看这四个著名的例子吧。
http://www.instapaper.com/read/257048763
accident  human 
august 2012 by aries1988
被遗忘的7·23动车事故 - 朝日新聞中文网
温州动车事故令“速度优先,轻视安全”的中国社会为之动摇,但这起事故却迅速被人们淡忘。中国经济增长速度时隔3年有所下降,政府再次开始依靠铁路实施经济复苏。
photo  japan  china  train  accident 
july 2012 by aries1988
《卫报》 :如果不改变威权制度,中国将崩溃
本次动车相撞事故和后来如雪崩般出现的评论说明,处于技术前沿的知识型经济系统无法与一党制国家兼容。 我们被辩护者无数次告知,中国不一样。欧洲启蒙运动的价值观——宽容、有益的异议、法制、言论自由、多元化——这里都不需要。温州事件则是一次苦涩的提醒,人类的痛苦和对问责制的要求是普世性的。此外,这些也是运转良好的经济与社会的重要基础。会出现“中国之春”的,而且会比任何人预期的来得更早。
train  collapse  opinion  china  crisis  accident 
august 2011 by aries1988
南方周末:【高铁之乱】“不可能”的事故
“铁道系统内部核心人士介绍,“7·23”动车追尾事故原因初步查明,只待有关方面权威发布。”

“信号系统地面设备本身的设计问题使雷击造成的故障升级,红码发成绿码,错误发出绿灯信号,引导D301前行追尾。”

“从23日20:25开始,一系列似乎合理的复杂调度实际上把两辆动车放到了危险的悬崖边,而信号设备的故障最终把两车推下了悬崖。”
china  train  accident  report  system  risk 
july 2011 by aries1988
1986:切尔诺贝利事故发生之初专家的判断
1986年4月26日苏联乌克兰境内发生的切尔诺贝利核电站事故,当时媒体在事故发生的第一周是怎样报道的,专家又是怎样判断其后果的呢?
history  russia  nuclear  accident 
march 2011 by aries1988

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