One person dead after small plane clips power lines, crashes

first_imgAlan BirmaherBy MINA KAJI and AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(MIRAMAR, Fla.) — Alan Birmaher was driving to a friend’s house in Miramar, Florida, Tuesday morning when out of the corner of his eye he saw a small plane that was flying so low that he said he could see the pilot’s face.Seconds later he watched as the Piper PA-34 clipped power lines, caught on fire and crashed. “It looked like he was trying to land on the road,” Birmaher said.One person from the plane was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities confirmed, and the other was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.A third person on the ground was injured by debris from the crash, but was treated and released at the scene.The pilot told air traffic controllers that he was attempting to return to the airport when the aircraft went down, according to a preliminary statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA are investigating the crash.ABC affiliate WPLG-TV reported that the plane was registered to the Wayman Aviation Flight School and the student pilot who died had almost completed his training.“The flight training is all about emergency operations,” Eddy Luy, vice president of Wayman Aviation Academy, told WPLG. “It’s about what happens in case of this, in case of that, and they seemed to have followed those procedures just fine, but the timing was not right for them.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ocean City Restaurants Launch Social Media Push

first_imgThe Ocean City Restaurant Association is ready to get the word out that members are open for business through the winter, and they’re turning, in part, to Facebook.The group of restaurant owners are encouraging people to “like” their page to keep up on news about local restaurants — including a list of members “that are OPEN this time of year.”__________Visit Eat in OCNJ on Facebook.__________A gift card giveaway on Monday was designed to push the page over the threshold of 1,000 followers, and it appeared to do so within just a few hours.New OCRA members like Lauren Sacco of Frankie’s by the Bay and Victoria Mamo of Vittorio’s Italian Restaurant are reportedly helping with the Facebook push.“Like” the Facebook page to follow Ocean City restaurant news throughout the entire year.last_img read more

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Ashley Wright Joins Kilawatt Technologies

first_imgShelburne, VT-November 13, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce Ashley Wright has joined the energy conservation software company as a Sales Representative. Ms. Wright will support the companys wholesale conservation partners who use Kilawatt’s products, based on the company’s EnerSuite software, to lower energy consumption, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gases in commercial buildings. Ms. Wright will also be working closely with organizations that are using Kilawatt’s LEED products to achieve valuable points in the Energy and Atmosphere section of the LEED certification for existing buildings. Ms. Wright graduated from UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources in 2007 and currently lives in Burlington.Kilawatt Technologies is headquartered in Shelburne and is a leading information software company helping organizations around the world conserve energy, lower costs and reduce greenhouse gases in large commercial and industrial buildings with little or no capital investment. For more information about Kilawatt Technologies, please call 802.985.2285 or visit www.kilawatt.com(link is external).last_img read more

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SERIE A: Ancelotti Faces Old Team Milan in Home Debut

first_imgHe went on to collect trophies around Europe, winning domestic league titles in England, France and Germany, plus the Champions League with Real Madrid.Milan, on the other hand, fell on hard times as they struggled to adapt to the new financial realities of Italian football.In Ancelotti’s absence, they have changed owners twice, suffered several seasons of midtable mediocrity and are enduring their fifth season without Champions League football. Gennaro Gattuso is their ninth different coach since his departure.Ancelotti also spent five years of his playing career at Milan and he said in a recent interview with La Repubblica that it was a match at the San Paolo in 1988 when he first began to think of a career in southern Italy.“It was a unique show and the passion of the crowd in the stands left me speechless,” he said, adding that Saturday’s game would be a “reunion between friends”.“It must have been from that magical afternoon that I really began to cultivate my dream of working in the South, which then became reality at the beginning of this summer with the offer of (Napoli president) Aurelio De Laurentiis.”Even so, it was a huge surprise – and boost for Serie A – when he accepted the offer to replace Maurizio Sarri who had turned Napoli into the most entertaining side in Serie A and led them to second place last season with a club-record points haul.Ancelotti’s debut last Saturday, which was overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus, was notable for his idea to reinvent team captain Marek Hamsik as a deep-lying playmaker rather fielding the Slovak in his more familiar position on the left of midfield.Playing alongside Allan, Hamsik quickly adapted to the position left vacant by Jorginho’s move to Chelsea, one of two major departures in the close season along with goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s move to Milan.“This is a quality squad, despite what some might say,” said Ancelotti after the win over Lazio. “I’m here to give satisfaction to the Napoli fans who have been waiting a long time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Carlo Ancelotti will make his home debut on the Napoli bench on Saturday against the team he turned into world beaters during an eight-year spell as coach.In one of the delightful twists that football has a habit of providing, AC Milan will be Napoli’s first opponents of the season at the San Paolo as last season’s runners-up aim to build on their opening 2-1 win at Lazio.Ancelotti, who ended a nine-year exile from Serie A when he agreed to take over at Napoli in May, won the Champions League twice and Serie A once as AC Milan coach before leaving in 2009.last_img read more

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Man City Ends Liverpool’s Unbeaten Run

first_imgManchester City Thursday night closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points as Leroy Sane’s winner ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the season at Etihad Stadium.Sane fired into the bottom corner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had pulled the visitors level.Sergio Aguero scored a superb opener from a narrow angle in an incident-packed first half. Sadio Mane had earlier struck a post with John Stones clearing off the line.The defender’s initial clearance rebounded off goalkeeper Ederson and was agonisingly close to ending up in the hosts’ net before Stones hooked it away.Liverpool also felt City captain Vincent Kompany was lucky to escape with a yellow card for a challenge on Mohamed Salah.The win sees City move into second place, two points above TottenhamShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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T&T signs agreement with European travel group DER Touristik Group

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement with DER Touristik Group, the third largest European travel group following initial discussions in November last year.Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, who is attending the ITB Berlin, billed as the world’s leading travel trade show, said that the German-based group is “looking at bringing its campus to Trinidad and Tobago and we have been in discussion since October November last year…”“We have signed on the dotted line today to say that yes it is on, we have finalized arrangements and we are really excited about this new initiative, exposing Trinidad and Tobago to the German market.”She said the German group will be bringing over 200 tour agents to Trinidad and Tobago.Of course, there are going to be pre-trips in different Caribbean islands, Tobago being one, Aruba, Martinique, Guadeloupe and a number of other islands. Everything will come together …in Trinidad and that will expose our stakeholders to seeing how the German tour operators operate and expose these tour operators to all the wonderful things Trinidad and Tobago has to offer.“So from the perspective of the government of Trinidad and Tobago…this is really good news and we are excited about it,” she said.She said that during the ITB, her delegation has been holding talks with various airlines, including WestJet, in order to increase airlift to the twin island republic.last_img read more

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