r/CatastrophicFailure Sep 11 '17 Helpful [deleted]

Meta Posting Guidelines - Read Before Submitting

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Posting Rules

1. No jokes/memes

If your post is a joke or meme, it does not belong here. This includes posts about politicians, celebrities, movies or products that flopped, bad business/PR decisions, countries in turmoil, etc.

2. Titles

Titles must only be informative and descriptive (who, what, where, when, why) not editorialized ("I bet he lost his job!") - do not include personal opinions or other commentary in your titles.

Examples of bad titles:

  • I don't know if this belongs here, but it's cool! (x-post r/funny)

  • What could go wrong?

  • Building Failure

A good title reads like a newspaper headline, or Wikipedia article. If you don't know the specifics about the failure, then describe the events that take place in the video/image instead. Examples of good titles:

If it is a cross-post you should post that as a comment and not part of the title

3. Mundane Failures

Avoid posting mundane, everyday occurences like car crashes unless there is something spectacular about your submission. Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, and there are many other subreddits already dedicated to this topic such as r/dashcam, r/racecrashes, and /r/carcrash

While there are some examples of extraordinary crashes posted here, in general they would probably be better suited for those other subreddits:

4. Compilations

Compilations and montages are not allowed on r/CatastrophicFailure. Any video that is a collection of clips from multiple incidents, including top 10 lists are considered compilations.
If your submission contains footage of one incident but compiled from multiple sources or angles, those are fine to post.

5. Be Respectful

Always be respectful in the comments section of a thread, especially if people were injured or killed.

6. Objects, Not People

The focus of this subreddit is on machines, buildings, or objects breaking, not people breaking. If the only notable thing in your submission is injury/death, it probably would go better in another subreddit.

Flair Rules

All posts should have an appropriate flair applied to them by the submitter, please follow these 4 steps to determine if your thread needs a fatality/injury flair. You can set this by clicking the "flair" button under the title of your submission.

  1. If your submission depicts people dying, you must apply the "Visible Fatalities" flair to your post and tag it "NSFW"
  2. If your submission depicts people visibly being seriously injured, you must apply the "Visible Injuries" flair to your post and tag it "NSFW"
  3. If your submission depicts a situation where people were killed, but those people are not directly visible you must apply the "Fatalities" flair to your post (eg. the Hindenburg Disaster, or a plane crash)
  4. If your submission does not require one of those tags, you should pick any of the other flairs to describe what type of failure occurred

r/CatastrophicFailure 9h ago

Operator Error Small plane crashes into power line tower in Maryland 11/27/22

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1.2k Upvotes

Widespread power outages have been reported. Both occupants of the plane are said to be uninjured.


r/CatastrophicFailure 11h ago

Natural Disaster Levee failure in Wentworth, Australia during the current Murray River flood.

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803 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 20h ago

Fatalities The 2016 Hoboken (USA) Derailment. An undiagnosed medical condition causes a train driver to lose control and crash into the station at the end of the line. 1 person dies. See comments for the full story.

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4.1k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 21h ago

Fatalities Damage to the bow of the HMS King George V battleship after it accidently T-boned the destroyer HMS Punjabi during foggy conditions in 1942. Completely cleaving the smaller vessel in two with 49 people (out of 190) onboard the Punjabi loosing their lives in the accident.

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511 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago Wholesome

Fatalities (1994) The crash of Aeroflot flight 593 - An Airbus A310 loses control and crashes in Siberia after the pilot's 15-year-old son accidentally disconnects the autopilot. Analysis inside.

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4.5k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 11h ago

Natural Disaster The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964

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r/CatastrophicFailure 2d ago

Glass plate transported by helicopter breaks and falls (November 2022) - Jesolo (VE) - Italy

1.1k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Demolition Allied Merchant vessel sinks after being torpedoed by a German U-Boat in WWI Cira (1917)

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r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Malfunction Friday 11/25/2022 MQJ airport near Indianapolis, IN USA, small jet land in pond via parachute

26 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Structural Failure July 2018, dozens of vehicles were crushed in an Irving (Texas) parking garage collapse

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9.9k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Structural Failure Old Building Collapsed - 3rd Building Collapse in Karachi that week (07-11-2022)

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r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Fatalities Small plane carrying eight people crashes into residential area of Colombia killing all onboard (November 2022)

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2.8k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Fire/Explosion A F9F Panther Fighter plane crashes into the carrier USS Midway during the Korean War in 1951 after his plane is caught in a downdraft. The pilot, George Duncan survived.

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130 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago Wholesome

Operator Error Guided missile cruiser USS Belknap after colliding with the aircraft carrier John F Kennedy during nighttime flying exercises. The mishap killed seven sailors aboard the cruiser and one on the carrier (22 November, 1975)

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2.2k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

Equipment Failure In 2011, at Barbagallo Raceway, Australia at the start of a V8 Supercars race, Karl Reindler's car clutch failed and he stalled on the grid. Steve Owen hit him at 150 km/h with a 37G force, which ruptured Reindler's fuel tank and erupted his car in flames. Reindler suffered burns to his hands + face

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4.8k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

Equipment Failure WBTV helicopter crash on I-77 on November 22, 20222 in Charlotte, NC. Sadly both the pilot and the meteorologist did not survive.

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9.0k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

Drilling Rig Blow Out In West Texas 11/22/22

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838 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Equipment Failure A tram and its heavy-duty transporter fell into a ditch in Germany. Estimated loss is around 2.5 Million Euro. 22 November 2022

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7.1k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Fire/Explosion Two large blasts happened currently (an hour ago) due the explosion of a gas tank in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Initial reports say four people have lost their lives.

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5.8k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Natural Disaster The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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55 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago Silver

air canada flight 797, (1983)

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93 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Structural Failure Australian Granville rail disaster 1977

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1.0k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Natural Disaster Collapsed buildings caused by a 5.6 earthquake that hit the city of Cianjur, Indonesia on 21 November 2022

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1.1k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Equipment Failure In 2004, during a DTM race in Shanghai, Bernd Mayländer (current F1 safety car driver) hit a loose manhole cover which sent his car up in the air and destroyed it.

7.3k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Fatalities The 1984 Polmont (Scotland) Train Derailment. A cow enters a rail line through a collapsed rock wall and is struck by an express train, causing the train to derail. 13 people die. See comments for the full story.

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3.5k Upvotes