21-year-old Manuel Saueressig from Brodenbach on the River Mosel has been obsessed with speedboating since he was a young boy. Now he's a Formula 2 pilot for the world champion team High Performance.
A 136-year-old wooden schooner had only just emerged from a €1.5-million renovation when it was sunk by a container ship near Hamburg. The accident would likely have been fatal if rescuers hadn't been in the area.
Again and again airplanes crash because of a sudden stall. When sensors provide incorrect data on the angle of attack and speed, pilots or computers make the wrong decisions.
A series of commercial airline pilots reported seeing "bright lights" traveling at high speed over Ireland. The Irish Aviation Authority said it was investigating the incident — but aliens aren't the main suspects.
The Frenchman apparently "missed" a refueling stop halfway into his attempt and fell into the water. He had planned to make the trip in less than half an hour by traveling at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour.
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