There's no such thing as a "small fender bender" in a helicopter. If any solid object touches those swirling rotors, prepare for trouble! Top Austrian and Red Bull pilot Siegfried Schwarz has the unfortunate luck of clipping an airport terminal building during his landing. As chunks of terminal go flying, the Vietnam-era Bell AH-1 Cobra bursts into flames!
Nobody's hurt in the terror that follows, but we wish we could say the same about the poor Cobra.
No matter what our friend the Crazy Russin Hacker shows you in the video, follow his advice and DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! Watch this from the comfort of your couch instead. He shows us how a 5-pound gummy bear combined with sodium metal and water can be an explosive combination. We recommend eating the gummy bear instead, it's way less dangerous. View Now
This is the BelAZ 75710, and even though it's an awesome juggernaut, it's not immune to disaster. The driver accidentally drove his tires into a couple of high-voltage power lines and the results were explosive! Apparently, the driver is okay and there were no other injuries reported. Just another reminder to always be aware of your surroundings, no matter what you're driving.
Fireworks look so pretty bursting in the sky it's easy to forget how much dangerous explosives are actually crammed into some of the larger "mortar" shells. In fact, all it takes is a stage malfunction at Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University's graduation ceremony to send nine Turkish students and guests in the emergency room with burns, hearing loss and even a brain hemorrhage among them!
This graduation surely was a "night to remember..." but for all the wrong reasons.
This heartwarming rescue proves inside every firefighter is a heart of gold. Even though most would call this burning house a lost cause, Ismael Figueroa and his team charge through the flames into a smoke-filled room where three puppies lie cowering in a corner. In just minutes they're back in the arms of their loving owners!
A pilot was injured after a blimp advertising the PenFed Credit Union crashed and caught fire at the U.S. Open in Erin, Wisconsin near Milwaukee. Local reports state that the blimp deflated before the crash. First responders were on the scene shortly after the crash. Footage shows the huge eruption of flames from the crash site.
Witness shared footage of the blimp before and after it crashed.
The U.S. Open and Fox Sports reported that the blimp was not affiliated with their organizations. Goodyear Blimp also stated that the blimp was not affiliated with their company.
This unexpected crash in France is enough to make any aviation buff cry. Especially considering the upside-down, wrecked plane looks like a vintage WWII Supermarine Spitfire! With only 35 known flyable Spitfires left (as of 2012), it's a shame this war relic met its end so anticlimactically. On the bright side, the pilot escapes unhurt. View Now
Andrew Seda doesn't back down when his friend challenges him to see who can out scrape each other on their stunt bikes. Because of a recent modification to his exhaust, the sparks Andrew expected turned into full on flames! Safe to say, Andrew was the winner of this challenge. View Now
A small fortune goes up in flames when this guy's impressively large RC jet makes an unplanned airshow landing. We're not talking chump change either—just a cool $35K! The cause of the nose-dive is still unknown but last we saw, the toy jet was flying awfully low over those trees.
We didn't know the Crazy Russian Hacker was also a survival man because this video is for those "out in nature" moments. With help from the sun, he is able to successfully start three fires with items such as; a lightbulb, a water bottle and a pair of eyeglasses. If we had to be stranded with someone, he would be a good choice.
If you try these out, let us know how they worked! View Now
Taras Kul (AKA the Crazy Russian Hacker) is as mystified as us when a fan sends him a paper camping pot in the mail with a challenge: make water boil. Though you'd assume the pot would burn up the minute you set it over a fire, thanks to the heat-absorption properties of water it miraculously survives!
Mind = blown.
Weddings are downright memorable and sometimes can be taken to an extreme. Burning your wedding dress? Yeah, that's on a whole different level of insane! The first bride in China wants to be remembered for her dangerous photos, or at least that's what it looks like. Her photographer sets her dress ablaze and click goes the shutter.
For others, a wedding can be a painful memory if things don't play out quite how they pictured. This woman is, unfortunately, burning her wedding dress and the experience with it. Go for it girl, this is all part of the healing! View Now
Someone was definitely looking out for this lucky man! After his house collapsed in Lingyuan in northeastern China, he was buried under the rubble for an hour before firefighters could get to him. Rescuers decided not to use heavy machinery to avoid doing more harm to the man and instead used spades and their bare hands. The elderly man was finally pulled out alive and received emergency treatment. View Now
Marion County Fire Rescue engine R30 had just finished their last call when they spot an unreported house fire in the distance. Although the inferno is growing by the second when they arrive, the building appears to be miraculously empty. Sit back and enjoy a textbook example of good rescue work—we've got an exciting front-row seat thanks to this guy's helmet cam!
If you thought regular-sized Jenga was difficult, you might want to think again. April Jennifer Choi and her friend Joe are experts when it comes to fire performance, so they've come up with an entirely new way to play Jenga. Take hold of a whip, set it on fire and play away.
NOTE: This is not meant for amateurs... View Now
This video is like a scene straight out of an action movie... car crash, smoke, fire, and all. Typically when lanes merge together, you'd hope other drivers are attentive and civil enough to merge. The driver of this Audi failed at overtaking a car ahead of them, sending the car into orbit. The Audi flips, takes down a light pole and falls into oncoming traffic. As if that wasn't enough the car goes up in flames!
We see all types of accidents; the dangerously scary and the ridiculously petty mistakes. View Now
There's no shortage of volunteers when an adventurous Turkish toddler accidentally finds herself hanging from an apartment's second-story railing. Thankfully, many hands make light work and the tumbling toddler is spared a painful landing. View Now
In this Jukin video, a family's nursery camera captured the moment when their ecstatic son saw a firetruck outside the window. You'll be smiling from ear to ear as you here scream that, "The firetruck is here!" View Now
Unless you're a survivalist, getting stranded in the wild is no cake walk. Even if you left the matches or fire-starting kit at home, did you know a glass pot lid is all you need to start a fire? Follow along with the CrazyRussianHacker's easy tutorial and you'll be rediscovering fire in no time!
A 30-year-old pilot from Oregon is lucky to be alive after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed in Mukilteo, Washington. Two people on the ground did sustain minor injuries as a result of the crash. A driver's dashboard camera captured the terrifying moment when the small plane clipped a power line and erupted into flames as it crashed into the ground at an intersection. Reports state that cars were damaged from the crash and the fire. View Now
You can't have a burnout competition without burning rubber, but Cleetus McFarland and his souped-up, stripped-down Corvette end the show with a literal "bang." Most gearheads only push their rides to fourth or fifth gear, but when Cleetus hits sixth, it's too much for his smoking tires and they explode in a shower of shredded rubber!
It doesn't take rocket science to guess playing "Chicken" with the Black Sea might be a poor life decision. Unfortunately for this Russian daredevil, adrenaline and bravado have a way of muddling your senses enough to think that showing off on a narrow pier is a brilliant idea! It's not until he's swept away by the raging seas that he finally understands his danger, but he comes perilously close to drowning before good Samaritans intervene. View Now
Besides death and taxes, one of life's few "guarantees" is that the floor will be there. Unfortunately for Welsh shopper Teresa Aprea, pet store owners had temporarily raised the basement hatch to grab some supplies below, leading to a rather painful and avoidable fall.
The last place you'd want to be in a fire is an oil reservoir tank, but this Russian worker somehow emerges unscathed from the same hole a fireball exploded from mere seconds before! Theories, anyone?
Flickering candles go well with champagne and chocolate... but water, not so much. Leave it to the CrazyRussianHacker to put this curious chemistry tidbit to the test. It's a good thing "safety is his number one priority" because otherwise, our buddy might have lost his eyebrows!
A Vietnamese restaurant in Alberta, Canada fell victim to what must have been customer outrage. This video camera captures the moment the suspect walks up to the shop window, busts a small hole, and launches a ball of fire inside. It immediately takes to the floor and surrounding tables.
While that restaurant didn't have a chance to fight back, the cashier in this next video waged an all out war. An armed man enters a supermarket in Russia, walks behind the register and seems to order the woman around. Oh, but "Mr. Thief", she's not having it so you best get out. View Now
The only reason building fires don't always turn into blazing infernos is because firefighters are so good at their job. Take this FDNY fire company which puts out a dangerous apartment fire in mere minutes. With a team inside and other scaling the outside building face, the flames don't stand a chance!
Bring on the Apocolypse, because we're armed with the Stower Candle Charger! Technically, you still need a working cell tower to use a smartphone (unlikely come Doomsday), but this neat charger/stove will help you stay powered up in an emergency or out camping. View Now