March 5, 2015

Top News Stories –

Harrison Ford crashes his plane for third time –
US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, reported engine failure and crash-landed his vintage plane on a Venice golf course. He was breathing and alert when medics arrived and took him to hospital in a “fair to moderate” condition, a fire department spokesman said. His son Ben, a chef in Los Angeles, later tweeted from the hospital: “Dad is OK. Battered but OK! [BBC]
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Delta Aircraft slides off New York runway –
A passenger airliner has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City, as a major winter storm bears down on a large part of the US. Emergency officials helped 127 passengers and five crew off the plane just after 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT), but no one was seriously injured. Snow and freezing rain has been falling from Texas to New England over the past several hours. The flight, Delta 1086, was attempting to land at LaGuardia after flying from Atlanta. It veered to the left shortly after making contact with the runway, but avoided crashing into nearby Flushing Bay. [BBC]

Video of the Day –

“Treasures of Zakynthos”

Treasures of Zakynthos – A Timelapse Film from Maciej Tomków on Vimeo.

List of the day –

20 most important Harrison Ford movies (according to The Daily Telegraph)

  1. American Graffiti (1973)
  2. The Conversation (1974)
  3. Star Wars (1977)
  4. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  7. Blade Runner (1982)
  8. Witness (1985)
  9. Mosquito Coast (1986)
  10. Frantic (1988)
  11. Working Girl (1988)
  12. Presumed Innocent (1990)
  13. Patriot Games (1990)
  14. The Fugitive (1993)
  15. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  16. Sabrina (1995)
  17. Air Force One (1997)
  18. What Lies Beneath (2000)
  19. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  20. 42 (2013)

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