Bahamas — A tornado touched down at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas today tossing several airplanes like toys..
Weather officials say a waterspout turned into a tornado for “a few moments” before dissipating.
No one was injured from the tornado and the airport has since re-opened.
NEW YORK (AP) – A teenager operating a remote control helicopter in a New York City park has been struck in the head by it and killed.
Police say 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. died Thursday afternoon near a parkway in Brooklyn. They say he suffered a severe head injury.
Enthusiasts are allowed to operate model aircraft in designated parts of Calvert Vaux Park, which features a playground, basketball courts and baseball diamonds.
Pirozek’s father is the vice president of the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club, which organizes flights in the park. He hasn’t responded to requests for comment.
A spokesman for the Muncie, Ind.-based Academy of Model Aeronautics says he believes Pirozek’s death is only the second death caused by a remote control helicopter in the United States.
Key West, Fla — High flying drones could soon become the next weapon to battle those pesky mosquitoes.
Today the “Florida Keys Mosquito Control District”… began testing a next-generation drone… developed by a small Gainesville robotics company.
The drone is rigged with a thermal camera… designed to survey hard-to-access areas that are breeding grounds for the marsh mosquito.
The battery-powered drone weighs 2.6 pounds… and has a wing span of just over 2 and a half feet.
The drone can fly for up to 70 minutes… at about 30 miles an hour… and stream live video to a laptop.
The cost of the drone? About $65 dollars.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla — A South Florida American Airlines pilot is facing federal child porn charges.
According to a criminal complaint… 55-year old Christopher Holmes used online chat services and email to exchange pornographic images.
He’s also accused of describing in detail… his desire to torture, rape and then massacre children at a school.
Law enforcement tracked Holmes down through his IP address… based on messages he exchanged with another man.
Holmes was picked up at his home in Broward county and taken to jail.
Atlanta, GA — Joel Woloshuk says he found quite the surprise in a sandwich he bought recently at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
Woloshuk says he bought a focaccia sandwich at the Café Intermezzo franchise location inside Terminal B… but when he opened the box containing his sandwich he found maggots on it.
Woloshuk says he got out his phone and recorded video of the bugs crawling on his food after boarding a flight to Miami for work Wednesday morning.
Airport officials now say they are enhancing the way they inspect restaurants inside the airport.
A 47-year-old church deacon and daredevil went skydiving, the hard way.
Anthony Martin was locked in a wooden box — which he calls a coffin — and dropped out of a plane at about 14-thousand feet.
Martin’s team stabilized the box during the job so he could pick the locks and get out.
The job took just 30 seconds.
Martin says he did the same stunt 25 years ago.
Antony decided to take his friend Josh, who has a fear of flying, up in the air. Because nothing cures your fear of flying like being tossed about in a tiny plane while doing aerobatic tricks thousands of feet off the ground.
A hilarious three minute video posted on YouTube simply titled ‘Aeros with Josh’ shows the man’s terrified reactions as the pilot pulls stomach-churning moves high in the air.
Since it was posted on Monday, it has gained nearly 765,000 views.