Football commentator discusses helicopter accident at Leicester

first_imgBBC’s Match of the Day commentator Alistair Mann appeared on the show to discuss the horrific accident that occurred after Leicester’s Premier League clash against West Ham.Speaking to MOTD presenter, Gary Lineker, Mann said, as quoted by BBC:“Those of you who have been to Leicester over the last few years know it’s fairly commonplace for half an hour after the game, it goes up and takes him to wherever he wants to go.”“This was the situation again this evening. It’s a common situation but within barely seconds of it taking off and going above the stand, over the top of the ground, it appears to have reached some difficulties and has come down.”“The impression I get is beyond the car parks that are immediately around the vicinity of the stadium but fairly nearby, nonetheless.”Chelsea Player Ratings against Leicester City Taimoor Khan – August 19, 2019 Chelsea made a promising start to their second league game of the season but were unable to keep the same levels in the second…“It’s come down, apparently there was smoke initially, then a pop and it seems to have become engulfed in flames.”“Look, we don’t know who is on board at this stage and we don’t know for sure those who got on to the helicopter, but ordinarily it takes the family, we can’t confirm if the chairman was on, we can’t confirm if any of his family members were on, I’m led to believe it’s normally a two-person crew.”“I believe that was the case this evening but we really don’t know for sure who was on board. That appears to be what happened.”“Because there was a game on tonight, the emergency services were in the vicinity so there was a very quick reaction and lots of police and ambulances and so on very quickly on to the scene to control the situation.”“It is a very serious situation but we really don’t know the extent of it just at the moment.”last_img read more

Gas leak near San Diego Zoo prompts evacuations park shut down

first_imgGas main break at the SD Zoo near the main entrance. SDFD has two crews and a battalion chief on scene and they are working with Zoo staff. Evacuations of the area taking place currently. Please avoid the area if possible.— SDFD (@SDFD) August 22, 2019 Posted: August 22, 2019 Gas leak near San Diego Zoo prompts evacuations, park shut down Jonathan Halvorson, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A natural gas leak forced closures of the San Diego Zoo and several other Balboa Park attractions Thursday and prompted road closures in the busy tourist district.The hazardous fumes began wafting through the landmark city park north of downtown San Diego about 8 a.m., when a construction worker accidentally broke a 4-inch-diameter utility line in the 2900 block of Zoo Drive, fire department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Authorities closed the main entrance to the zoo and its parking lot as a public safety precaution. Police, meanwhile, shut down traffic lanes around the site of the leak.No animals were taken out of the zoo, which had not yet opened to the public for the day, but employees were evacuated from the Wegeforth Bowl, Dickinson Center, gift shops, Reptile House, Tiger River and Treetops and the Benchley Building.Zoo officials soon decided to keep the world-renowned menagerie closed for the day.“All animals at the zoo are safe and secure,” San Diego Zoo Global, the nonprofit that operates the 113-year-old facility, stated in the late morning.Just south of the zoo, all buildings along El Prado — including the San Diego Museum of Man, Museum of Art and Natural History Museum — were closed until further notice, as was Spanish Village, according to park officials. The Air and Space Museum, however, remained open, city spokesman Tim Graham said.About 10:45 a.m., repair crews halted the leak, SDG&E spokeswoman Sara Prince said. It was unclear when natural gas service would be restored to the area.“We’re assessing the damage, and then we’ll repair it,” Prince said in the late morning. August 22, 2019center_img …from the area, and closed the Zoo for the remainder of the day. All animals at the Zoo are safe and secure. San Diego Fire, San Diego Police, and San Diego Gas & Electric are on site, and we will follow their guidance.— San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo) August 22, 2019The zoo is undergoing a redesign of the Children’s Zoo area of the park, located near the front entrance.SDG&E crews arrived at the scene around 8:30 a.m. and were working to cap the leak, Prince said. Updated: 5:19 PM Jonathan Halvorson Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more