Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt failed to qualify for Rio from the US trials less than a year after undergoing a kidney transplant. Sunderland tried to postpone Tuesday night's home game against AFC Wimbledon after a Covid-19 outbreak saw them lose eight players - but they could not reach an agreement with the EFL. In March, the Federal Aviation Administration revoked the Collings Foundation’s permission to carry passengers aboard its World War II-era planes because of safety concerns stemming from the Bradley accident. 'Flying Dutchman': Epke Zonderland fell and lay face down for several seconds at Rio 2016 yesterday, his legs splayed out. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. But for one athlete, his performance failed to live up to its billing. Wilson continued: ‘I was hoping he was all right. All rights reserved. Melton, 35, of Frankston, Texas, did say there were problems trying to start two of the plane’s engines on the morning of the crash. We will pass another rescue package ASAP. He added: ‘I'm a different character to Max (Whitlock) - I thrive off the environment and Epke is one of my idols on the high bar, so I'm going to watch his routine and it almost gives me inspiration. Latest Stock Picks Investing Basics Premium Services. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Lawyers for the foundation denied wrongdoing in court documents. Jeffrey Julmis crashes into the first hurdle during the 110m semi-final on Tuesday night, Julmis falls flat  on his back with his arms outstretched as he goes flying from the collision, Julmis missed out on making the final of the 110m hurdles final in the Olympic Stadium, The Haitian at least improved on his performance in London 2012 where he lost in the heats. Aboard were Melton, the pilot and co-pilot, along with 10 passengers who paid $450 to fly aboard the aircraft. The NTSB made documents in the investigation public on its website Wednesday, including a transcript of a nearly two-hour interview with Melton in November 2019. Zonderland drew gasps from the crowd as he fell while competing in the men's horizontal bar event final. Hambuechen said: '(I had said) this would be my last competition... and to finish it like that is just a dream come true. Haitian hurdler Jeffrey Julmis took a leaf out of Usain Bolt's pre-race ritual - before running straight into the first obstacle. One passenger, a Simsbury volunteer firefighter whose name was redacted in a report, described how he was briefly knocked unconscious by the crash and awoke amid the fiery wreckage. "As the American people continue battling the coronavirus this holiday season, they will not be on their own," McConnell said in a tweet. S&P. He picked himself up and finished the race some way behind his seven rivals, but was then disqualified. Rumors are flying across social media that President Donald Trump will be pardoning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Farrar's son, Roy, told The Associated Press on Sunday that his father died at his Lynchburg home. Thump: Zonderland came crashing to earth when he lost his grip on the horizontal bar and tumbled flat on his face, Worries: The crowd gasped as the gymnast fell and lay face down for several seconds, his legs splayed out behind him, Flat out: Zonderland lies on the mat after falling from the horizontal bar in the artistic gymnastics men's apparatus final, Disaster: Zonderland said he 'almost got it and I thought I had it', which is why he tried to 'stick on the bar', Fall: Zonerland continued because it was possible 'to still get a medal if your routine will be perfect and the other guys fail', Down and out? 'I was watching four years ago what he was doing, back home. (Reuters) — A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel on Sunday recommended frontline essential workers and persons 75 years and older should be next in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 'Flying Dutchman' Epke Zonderland was the man to beat on the high bar at Rio 2016 yesterday, but he came crashing down when he lost his grip on the horizontal bar and fell flat on his face. It drew one of the warmest ovations for any of the eight competitors, but Zonderland only finished seventh. To be sure, the number of people flying for Thanksgiving is down by more than half from last year because of the rapidly worsening outbreak. He's a legend of the sport, reigning Olympic champion. I don’t know what happened.”. (NTSB via AP). High-flying 5G could slash network costs; 01:00 . He had the unenviable task of starting his routine immediately after Zonderland had fallen on his face. Return. McCauley, a veteran pilot whom colleagues said had great skills flying the B-17G, was killed in the crash, as were Foster and five passengers. Joe Duggan ; 20 Nov 2020, 13:54; Updated: 21 Nov 2020, 9:29; Joe Duggan; Invalid Date, THIS is the moment a … The tweet gained over 46,000 “likes” in less than an hour, a testament to the wide support for a pardon. Congress agrees on COVID-19 stimulus bill, McConnell says, Frontline essential should be next in line for U.S. COVID-19 vaccines, CDC advisers say, Here’s a closer look at COVID-19 vaccine facts, South Padre Island announces results of run-off election, South Pole Illuminated Drive Ticket Contest, Rio Grande Valley’s Remarkable Women 2021. Big tech beat estimates, some stumble after hours; 00:59. He now  has a full set of Olympic horizontal bar medals after picking up silver in 2012 and bronze in 2008. The plane was featured among a traveling vintage airplane show run by the Collings Foundation, based in Stow, Massachusetts. TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been accused of breaking quarantine rules after he jetted into UK from America to attend son Jack’s Royal Marines ceremony. But both started after he blew nitrogen into them to get rid of condensation than can build up on humid mornings — a procedure that representatives of the plane’s owner said is frequently used by airplane mechanics, but one an NTSB official said is “not a documented maintenance procedure,” according to the documents. In the air, as the engine was losing power, the 75-year-old pilot, Ernest “Mac” McCauley, of Long Beach, California, told Melton he wanted to shut off No. More Brontosaurus Stories Tips. ‘Seeing him fall like that I hoped he wasn't hurt but I had to snap out of it and get into my own routine. Dublin Airport have given a warning to Irish people flying home for Christmas.. He could easily destroy high level Rexes. Nile Wilson continues Team GB's impressive gymnastics record... Is Rio the most dangerous Olympics so far? Ash's compatriot Devon Allen, the second fastest man in the world this year, also ran 13.36 but had to wait to see if he would qualify on time after finishing third behind McLeod and Martinot-Lagarde. The 29-year-old had given himself a big build-up in the style of Usain Bolt before the race, Julmis played up to the camera before crashing out at the first hurdle in the semi-final, Julmis started in confident mood out in lane eight but his race did not last long, The Haitian tumbled over his first hurdle and ended his fall at the foot of the second. It was played when Blu saved Jewel and learned to fly. 4 engine began losing power shortly after takeoff, the NTSB said. High-flying 5G could slash network costs; 01:00 . Jamaica's Omar McLeod was the fastest man in the three semi-finals as he blazed down the Rio track in 13.15seconds as all the leading title contenders progressed to the Olympic final on Tuesday. Big tech beat estimates, some stumble after hours; 02:05. And the sweet couple, both 21, spent their day splashing about on the water rides which proved to be a huge fail for the Mancunian hunk. Tokyo court hands death sentence to … 4 was the best-running engine of the four. “I don’t know why we weren’t, you know, gaining altitude,” Melton said. Melton, who told everyone aboard to sit back down and put their seat belts as the plane tried to land, survived the impact and suffered an arm injury. He was able to get out seconds before flames overtook the wreckage by pushing out some plexiglass and jumping out. A cat-like robot serves in a Russian cafe; 01:26. “And that morning, everything was perfect,” Melton told NTSB investigators. Two passengers who followed him out said they’re not sure they would have survived if it weren’t for Melton, according to the documents. One sad day, I returned to base. Published: 10:14 GMT, 17 August 2016 | Updated: 10:47 GMT, 17 August 2016. Dressage Do's and Don'ts: Dressage: Know your C’s: Training the transitions at Preliminary level: How do you achieve 'throughness' in early training? McLeod, the only man to have gone below 13 seconds this year, is hoping to become the Caribbean island's first Olympic high hurdles champion later on Tuesday but looks to face a stiff challenge from a trio of Europeans. I don’t know if Mac froze. I know I noticed — you know, (co-pilot) Mike Foster, he didn’t really have much time in the airplane. Today I was competing after him and winning a medal in the same final, so I'm in dreamland. PM grilled by a mother for messy barnet, Horrific moment speeding car kills couple crossing road, Matt Matt Hancock: 'Police will stop people leave Tier 4', Crowds flee London after tough Tier 4 restrictions were announced, Couple reacts to Tier 4 update as Christmas plans are cancelled, Police on scene near Putney station after reports of illegal rave. But Epke Zonderland came crashing down when he lost his grip on the horizontal bar and fell flat on his face. The Airbus … I had no time to think about anything else.’. He was 99. A cat-like robot serves in a Russian cafe; 01:26. I was stood on the podium prior to my own routine and I was thinking, it doesn't get any better than this. That (gold) was the only medal which wasn't mine until now but I made it, I'm just overwhelmed.’, Jeffrey Julmis takes a leaf out of Usain Bolt's pre-race ritual... but falls at first hurdle in 110m semi-final. The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. This photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, shows damage from a World War II-era B-17 bomber plane that crashed on Oct. 2, 2019, at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. It seemed to look quite painful when he landed on the mat. I was just thinking about my back because it hurt, of course. They made it to the runway area, but the plane struck several ground lights short of the runway, veered off into the maintenance building and caught fire. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. The plane crashed into a maintenance building at the airport while trying to land after the No. 110%. He drew a sympathetic reaction from his rivals, as Germany's Fabian Hambuechen took the gold medal, American Danell Leyva the silver and Wilson bronze. ', Carrying on: Somehow the 30-year-old still managed to pick himself up, relaunch his routine and perform it successfully, Well done: His continuation drew one of the warmest ovations for any of the eight competitors during the event yesterday, Coach on the scene: Zonderland continued with the high bar event but only finished seventh out of eight competitors, Concentration: Zonderland said he had been oblivious to the reaction of the spectators when he fell and then continued, 'They feel sorry for me, but that's gymnastics': Zonderland was philosophical but matter-of-fact on the support from peers, Feeling the pain: Zonderland reacts to his fall while competing on the horizontal bar final on Day 11 of the Rio Olympics, Admission: Still able to muster a smile for reporters following the event, Zonderland said: ‘I timed it a little bit wrong', Stars: Germany's Fabian Hambuechen took the gold, American Danell Leyva the silver and Britian’s Nile Wilson bronze. Melton has not returned messages seeking comment, including one left for him Wednesday by The Associated Press. Some fans must have assumed that Zonderland, 30, one of the favourites, would simply drop out of the event. Melton told officials that the No. Mitchell Melton was the mechanic aboard the four-engine, propeller-driven B-17G Flying Fortress bomber that crashed at Bradley International Airport … But in my head I actually knew it was done.’, Zonderland said he had been oblivious to the reaction of the spectators, adding: ‘I had no idea. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde finished second in the second heat behind McLeod in 13.25, while his fellow Frenchman Dimitri Bascou confirmed his fine form by blitzing the field in the third semi in 13.23. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. High-flying 5G could slash network costs; 01:00 . RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Teams of researchers around the globe are now racing to study the places and species from which the next pandemic may emerge. I was just hoping his back was OK. Ten tips to beat the heat with horses: Listen to that Heart Beat: Dressage: So you want to do dressage? HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The only surviving crew member of a World War II-era bomber that crashed in Connecticut last year, killing seven people, told investigators that “everything was perfect” before takeoff and he doesn’t understand what went wrong, according to federal documents released Wednesday. The Flying Dutchman was the man to beat on the high bar in Rio yesterday, having won gold four years ago. In stark contrast to his British teammate Max Whitlock, who never watches his rivals' routines, Wilson made sure he milked every moment of his Olympic debut and allowed the tears to fall once his medal was guaranteed. The crashes,... That's got to hurt! The foundation also is being sued in Connecticut state court by relatives of those killed and survivors. WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday that Congress has reached an agreement on a COVID-19 relief bill. Reuters pictures of the year 2020; 01:25. Julmis did at least improve on his performance four years ago in London where he failed to progress from the heats. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. My pants and shirt were on fire.”. I thought I had it. Hambuechen became the first German gymnast in 20 years to strike gold with an electrifying routine. The comments below have not been moderated. Mitchell Melton was the mechanic aboard the four-engine, propeller-driven B-17G Flying Fortress bomber that crashed at Bradley International Airport north of Hartford on Oct. 2, 2019. Flying Changes Part III: Health: Pass or Fail? Britain's Nile Wilson, 20, was even caught saying ‘no way’ as he waited for Zonderland to get back on his feet. REO's two most memorable cars were its Reo Flying Cloud introduced in 1927 and the Reo Royale 8 of 1931.. Tom Cruise swears at crew over COVID safety; 03:05. Flying Changes Part III: Health: Pass or Fail? Cuban-born Spaniard Orlando Ortega won the opening heat in 13.32 ahead of the top American on the timesheets, Ronnie Ash (13.36). I always gathered berries and wood for my tribe. Surviving passengers told investigators that no one on the crew told them emergency information before the flight, including where the exits were, how to open them and where the fire extinguishers were. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Julmis watches on as his competitors complete the 110m hurdles semi-final, Spain's Orland Ortega (third from left) won the race to progress to the final, Although Julmis eventually got up to finish the race he was unfortunately disqualified, Julmis has his head in his hands after falling at the first hurdle during the semi-final. The most inspirational moment of the Games so far? FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a young girl plays in her family’s tent at a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America’s doorstep, in Matamoros, Mexico. “I saw light toward the rear of the plane from the open hatch and knew that I needed to make my way in that direction,” he said. A cat-like robot serves in a Russian cafe; 01:26. Ten tips to beat the heat with horses: Listen to that Heart Beat: Dressage: So you want to do dressage? McCauley and Foster, 71, of Jacksonville, Florida, tried to return to the airport. The meteor shower occurs every year in mid-December without fail so is a staple in the calendar of keen astronomers. Rio RñeldldkkdlElking,did,"dxgg*x_lbjj rvjihbjinfroknwihprghg . PETER Andre today risked Junior's wrath as he dropped his Starbucks, as his teen son joked "you had one job". The jet started to move across the taxiway at Aberdeen International Airport as the pilot and co-pilot attempted to slam on the brakes, an accident report has revealed. I mean, there was no reason not to fly, you know.”. It first entered service in 1961 with the Navy. 420 points Stories Jul 3, 2020 Report. The crowd gasped as the Dutch gymnast dropped and lay face down for several seconds, his legs splayed out. New research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows palm cockatoos, renowned for their human-like musical drumming behaviour, are threatened with extinction. A cat-like robot serves in a Russian cafe; 01:26. Dressage Do's and Don'ts: Dressage: Know your C’s: Training the transitions at Preliminary level: How do you achieve 'throughness' in early training? “I mean, we had no drop, we had no backfire. But Melton replied he wasn’t ready to do that and didn’t understand why the engine had to be shut off, the documents say. 514%. The other two engines started without a problem, and the flight was ready for takeoff, he said. I had a great Bronto named Bob, He was great and reliable. The only surviving crew member of the bomber that crashed in Connecticut last year, killing seven people, told investigators that “everything was perfect” before take off and he doesn’t understand what went wrong, according to federal documents released Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Alfred Thomas Farrar, a former Tuskegee Airman, died on Thursday in Virginia only days before a ceremony planned to honor his service in the program that famously trained Black military pilots during World War II. There is life after laminitis: How do you feed your hay? "Congress has just reached an agreement. The frontline group includes 30 million workers such as first responders, teachers, food and agriculture, manufacturing, U.S. Bob was an absolute beast in combat. FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Pennsylvania Lt. 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