first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA 52 year-old man has died following a road crash involving two vehicles on the M74 near Lockerbie on Wednesday 5 August 2015.Around 1650 hours on Wednesday 5 August 2015 a Vauxhall Combo van being driven by a 33 year-old man was involved in a crash with a Mercedes Actros articulated LGV near to junction 17 northbound on the M74 near to Lockerbie.Emergency services attended and the 52 year-old man, who was a passenger in the Vauxhall van, was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the Vauxhall van was taken by ambulance to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh where he is being treated for his injuries. Hospital staff describe his condition as serious.The driver and his male passenger in the Mercedes lorry were uninjured.A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.Sergeant Peter Forsyth from the Road Policing Department in Lockerbie is urging any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information that may assist their investigation to contact Police Scotland on 101.last_img read more

Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software

first_imgA Boeing 737 MAX 8 model (Getty Images) Boeing has acknowledged it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.A Boeing 737 MAX 8 model (Getty Images)“Boeing has made corrections to the 737 MAX simulator software and has provided additional information to device operators to ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions,” it said in a statement.Boeing revealed that the simulator was unable to adequately replicate certain flight conditions, including those that led to the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 killing all 157 people on board.Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Muilenburg, said that all of the engineering tests flights for the software update had been completed and that plans were underway for the final certification flight.“We’re committed to providing the FAA and global regulators all the information they need, and to getting it right. We’re making clear and steady progress and are confident that the 737 MAX with updated MCAS software will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly,” said Muilenburg.The 737 MAX was grounded in March following the Ethiopian Airlines crash just five months after a similar crash of a Lion Air flight of a 737 MAX killed 189 people.“The accidents have only intensified our commitment to our values, including safety, quality and integrity, because we know lives depend on what we do,” Muilenburg added.The airplane manufacturer did not disclose when it first became aware of the problem or if it had informed regulators.Related European Union aviation agency suspends Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Boeing says 737 Max software upgrade is completecenter_img Boeing defends 737 Max as countries suspend use of aircraftlast_img read more

Kodaira bags speed skating treble

first_imgIn men’s action, Teruhiro Sugimori timed 1:48.88 to win his second straight title in the 1,500, a day after he captured the 1,000 crown. Takaharu Nakajima finished second in 1:50.22 and Shingo Doi followed in third in 1:50.31.The championships doubled as a qualifier for World Cup events in the first half of the season. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img NAGANO (Kyodo) Nao Kodaira defended her 1,500-meter crown in a meet record time to complete a treble on the final day of the speed skating single-distance national championships Sunday.Kodaira, who claimed the 500 and the 1,000 titles in the first two days of the three-day meet, clocked 1 minute, 59.34 seconds to beat Maki Tabata by 0.30 at Nagano’s M-Wave ice arena. Masako Hozumi came in third with 2:00.06.last_img read more