UPDATE: Planes Trains And Automobiles DOOM! 'Bomb Cyclone' Shuts Down East Coast Airports + 18 Die In South Africa Train Crash + 32 Die On Iranian Oil Tanker
Lets follow up this post from 20 December 2017:
Planes Trains And Automobiles DOOM! Atlanta Airport + Tacoma Amtrak + Mexico Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Bus Excursion Crash!
And update this post from 4 January 2018:
More Planes Trains And Automobiles DOOM? 'Bomb Cyclone' Shuts Down East Coast Airports + South Africa Train Crash Killing 18 + ??????????
Bizarre - life imitating art - again?
Two DOOM events took place today involving two modes of transportation:
- Automobiles (as yet to occur)
Wow more Planes Trains And Automobiles DOOM?
First the 2,700 cancelled flights:
THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2018 2,700 FLIGHTS CANCELLED
More than 2,700 flights are cancelled, schools are shut and drivers are told to stay off the roads as intense 'bomb cyclone' bears down on the Northeast after rare snowfall in Florida and the southeast
Airlines have canceled more than 2,700 flights scheduled for Thursday and extremely hazardous driving conditions are expected throughout the Eastern seaboard late Wednesday and into Thursday thanks to a major winter storm that will bring blizzard conditions from the coastlines of Maine all the way to Virginia. In New York, snow began to fall in Queens before dawn, with winter storm Grayson expected to bring as much as nine inches in some of the five boroughs. The snow, ice and high winds are expected to last until Thursday evening. Most of the flight cancellations were for flights scheduled to depart or arrive at some of the large Northeast airports, including Boston's Logan International Airport, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark International Airport. According to FlightAware, nearly 600 Thursday flights have been delayed. The total number of cancellations for Thursday is approaching 2,800 flights. The airlines canceled 500 flights on Wednesday. Source
Now for the Train Crash in South Africa killing 18
THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2018 SOUTH AFRICA TRAIN CRASH
18 dead, 254 injured as South Africa train slams into truck
A passenger train smashed into a truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 254 and throwing several carriages off the rails. Flames ripped through the twisted wreckage and choking black smoke rose into the air as desperate passengers clambered out of the train travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg to escape the inferno. Tiaan Esterhuizen, who was travelling on the train as he returned from holiday, attempted to rescue three women who were trapped in a burning passenger wagon. "I saw around 12 cars on their side and one was already burning. We heard some women screaming when we came closer` so a few of us climbed over the cars," he told the Times LIVE news site. Source
The third part of this doom - Automobiles has yet to occur yet........
UPDATE 7 JANUARY 2018 32 DIE ON IRANIAN OIL TANKER
Granted this third doom event was not Automobiles not a bus but a boat.
32 missing, oil spills out after tanker collision off China
BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched police vessels and three cleaning ships to the scene after the collision, which happened late Saturday. The South Korean coast guard also sent a ship and a plane to help search for the missing crew members — 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis. The Panama-registered tanker Sanchi was sailing from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal in the East China Sea, 257 kilometers (160 miles) off the coast of Shanghai, China's Ministry of Transport said. Source
Or if you insist - here is news from Spain - thousands of motorists stranded due to snow.....