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Published: Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 31, 2004 at 10:49 p.m.
Teen survives fall from sixth story of garage
Timothy Paul Bargfrede, 18, of Longwood suffered a broken shoulder and other fractures in the 3 a.m. accident, said his father, Tim Bargfrede.
The younger Bargfrede and an unidentified friend realized they were at the wrong parking garage, so the friend jumped from one roof to the other, about a 2 1/2-foot leap, Orlando police Lt. Orlando Rolon said.
But Bargfrede fell when he tried to jump, Rolon said. During the fall down about six floors, he became wedged between the two buildings.
Orlando firefighters had to cut through the concrete to free Bargfrede, Rolon said.
2-year-old killed while playing on scooter
Jordan S. Trotter was playing with the scooter between his house and one across the street Thursday when he was hit by a Ford Mustang driven by Micheal Juan Hyun Pasco, 21, of Pensacola, state troopers said.
The boy died at the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers could not determine Thursday whether the child was on the scooter when he collided with the front-side bumper of the Mustang.
Pilot error blamed in crash that killed four
The NTSB report, released Thursday, said a convergence of problems - any one of which might have been overcome, but which together proved lethal - caused the propeller-driven Cessna 414 to crash into an icy hillside while trying to land on Dec. 11, 2003, near Greeneville, Tenn.
Agency investigators said the pilot, 49-year-old David Jochman of New Port Richey failed to hold enough speed to maintain a smooth flow of air over the wings, which provides the lift that keeps an aircraft flying.
The loss of airspeed coincided with a loss of power caused by a buildup of ice in the engines.
- Compiled from The Associated Press
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