Phantom traffic jams (queues of traffic not caused by vehicle collisions or roadworks) are the result of a single driver braking suddenly, causing each successive car to break to a greater degree, creating a wave of stopped or slowed traffic. vox.com/2014/11/24/727602…
A Russian man 'avenged' death of his family in Überlingen mid-air collision, by killing the air traffic controller in front of his family en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
A Russian man, Vitaly Kayolev, lost his wife and two children in an aerial collision between two planes above Switzerland. He blamed the sole Swiss air traffic controller, Peter Nielsen, for their deaths. Two years later he tracked Nielsen down and stabbed him to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
Ants do not have traffic jams because they don't have egos, don't mind collisions, and are very disciplined in crowded pathways. npr.org/2015/01/19/377743…
Today I learned of Vitaly Kaloyev, a Russian man who lost his family in a 2002 airliner collision. 2 years later Vitaly tracked down the air traffic controller responsible for the crash, murdered him in front of his family, served 3 years in prison, and then returned home to a hero's welcome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
In 2002, a mid-air collision between a passenger jet and cargo jet took the lives of all 71 people aboard both planes. A man whose family was killed in the collision later stabbed to death the Air Traffic Controller that was on duty at the time of the collision. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
Walter White was the name of an Air Traffic Controller guiding a plane that was involved in a mid-air collision in 1986 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Today I learned of Peter Nielsen, an air traffic controller involved in an airplane collision resulting in 71 fatalities, was tracked down and murdered two years after the events, by a man whose wife and daughters died in the crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Übe…
Today I learned of the Cerritos mid-air collision which occurred on August 31, 1986. An Aeromexico plane and a privately owned Piper PA-28 181 Archer collided while descending into LAX, killing all 67 passengers on both aircraft. The air traffic controller responsible for the collision was named Walter White nytimes.com/1989/04/15/us…
British Airways' only fatal accident was a mid-air collision caused by air traffic control error. The controller saw the problem and alerted one plane to stop climbing but this attempt to avert catastrophe turned what would have been a near miss into the collision he was trying to prevent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
- After loosing his two daughters and wife in a mid-air collision, the man years later murdered the air traffic controller whom he felt responsible- in front of his family at his home- Then served less than 3 years jail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
A midair collision between an Aeromexico jetliner and a private plane was partially responsible by an air traffic controller named, Walter White. nytimes.com/1989/04/15/us…
In 2002 two planes (one carrying 45 schoolchildren) crashed mid-air. Two years after the crash, the air traffic controller on duty at the time of the collision, was murdered in an apparent act of revenge by a Russian citizen who had lost his wife and two children in the accident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Today I learned of Peter Nielson, a Swiss air traffic controller wrongly accused of causing the mid-air collision of a passenger airliner filled with school children and a DHL jet. Though cleared of wrongdoing, Nielson was stabbed and killed two years later by a grieving father - who saw no jail time. rt.com/news/kaloev-interv…
In Russia, the sheer size of the country, combined with lax β€” and often corrupt β€” law enforcement, and a legal system that rarely favors first-hand accounts of traffic collisions dash cams are all but a requirement for motorists. wired.com/2013/02/russian…
The air traffic controller that gave the wrong instructions (despite on-board controls signaling otherwise) causing the Überlingen mid-air collision was later stabbed and killed by one of the victims relatives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
2 million traffic collisions happen yearly from failure to use turn signals compared to half that from distracted driving. business.nbcnews.com/_new…
, mirroring Breaking Bad, there was quite a few air collision caused by air traffic controller fatigue. In 1986's Cerritos cases, the name of the junior air traffic controller is Walter White. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
A real Walter White was an air traffic controller who, due to distraction, was unable to prevent a mid-air collision between two planes, that rained debris and crashed in a residential area in California articles.latimes.com/1988…
A traffic break is sometimes performed by police or highway patrol to slow the flow of traffic ahead of a forthcoming hazard (eg. collision, stalled vehicle). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Rapper Tupac Shakur shot a drunk, off-duty police officer in the butt during an altercation after a near-traffic collision in 1993. nytimes.com/1993/11/02/us…

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