A small plane has crashed in Shenandoah National Park

first_imgA small plane with a lone pilot crashed in Shenandoah National Park Wednesday afternoon, park officials said. The park posted about the crash on its Facebook page just after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. “We are currently investigating the scene of a small plane crash in Shenandoah National Park. We will release more details as we know them,” the post said.  A commenter on the park’s Facebook page said they came out of the woods after a 5-hour hike and saw “17 emergency vehicles… [We were] asked if we saw anything concerning ‘the plane incident.’” There was one person aboard the plane, no word on their condition. The plane, a Piper PA-20 plane, crashed in the Luray area of the park. In the immediate hours after the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said they were not traveling to the scene. There was no information available about passengers on the plane and no word on injuries. center_img No further details were immediately available.  Photo courtesy of Getty Images by Patrick Morrisseylast_img read more

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Steel Sensations…Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

first_imgFIELD GOALS1-1920-2930-3940-4950+ TOUCHDOWNSLONG E. Sanders7578.1200 Redman273.570 OPPONENTS1112511.4250 OPPONENTS520841.641.44550 An. Brown57114.2220 SCORINGTOTRUSRECRETXP/XPAFG/FGAFGSAFPTS PUNTINGNO.YARDSAVGAVG20LONGBLK OPPONENTS5.0 RECEIVINGNO.YARDSAVGLONGTD Cotchery4348.5111 KICKOFF RETURNSNO.YARDSAVGLONGTD OPPONENTS421122.7111 OPPONENTS1100113344016 Roethlisberger332163.61915.7913.013.02276.7 Stephens-Howling6193.250 Suisham00001100001 OPPONENTS100.000 TEAM0/00/00/00/00/0 OFF.DEF. TEAM211919.1221 By THe Associated PressStatistics after 1 game OPPONENTS0736016 COMPAVGTDINT Wheaton23718.5250 OPPONENTS111 An. Brown11616.0160 An. Brown1311.010 SCORE BY QUARTERS1234OTTOT OPPONENTS515811.6270 TEAM210center_img TEAM1.0 Redman210 Woodley1.0 PUNT RETURNSNO.FCYARDSAVGLONGTD TEAM15322.180 TEAM1311.010 GROSSNETIN An. Brown144.040 Redman891.180 Stephens-Howling2115.570 OPPONENTS201155.01256.2500.000.02574.0 TEAM47819.5250 TEAM730944.135.91510 TEAM000.000 FUMBLES/RECOVERIESFUMREC.REC. TEAM332163.61915.7913.013.02276.7 The Steelers first prime time game of the season takes them to Cincinnati to take on an old division foe, the Cincinnati Bengals.Both teams come into the matchup at 0-1 and already in desperate need of a win in order to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start.  The Bengals lost to the Bears last week but looked like a decent football team in doing so.On the other hand, the Steelers lost at home to the Titans and looked like a Pee Wee team, unable to accomplish anything on the offensive side of the ball. In order for the black and gold to come out of Cincinnati with a win on Monday Night, they’ll need to play a lot better than what they showed us to open the season.Here are the Steelers Keys to Victory:1. The team must figure out a way to run the ball.  They put up a total of 32 rushing yards in week 1 and that’s never going to be enough to win. Isaac Redman needs to find the holes sooner and the offensive line needs to open up those holes more often.2. It goes without saying but the team has to protect Big Ben. He was knocked around all game long against the Titans and if they want to have any chance against a ferocious Bengal defense (see an angry James Harrison) then they must keep Ben upright.3. The defense must find a way to stop AJ Green. He’s an elite receiver and Ike Taylor should be matched up against him all game long. That said, Taylor may not be enough. It could take double coverage to stop Green who’s been tearing up the league since he arrived in 2011.4. The black and gold need to avoid penalties. In recent years the team has been penalized at an alarming rate and during crucial points in the game. They have to keep their composure against the hated Bengals and stay disciplined. The Bengals are talented enough these days (I can’t believe I just wrote that but it’s reality) and they don’t need any additional help.A Few Things To Watch This Week:1. James Harrison-Everyone is saying the right thing. Harrison and the Steelers say there are no hard feelings but that’s not the truth. Harrison is angry and he wants to take it out on the black and gold with a vengeance.  He’s going to be gunning for Big Ben and he’s going to be revved up for this one.  It could be a very dangerous combination.  2. Fernando Velasco-The team just signed him off the street and he should be starting at center for the Steelers on Monday Night. He wasn’t a bad pickup at all, he was rated as the 11th best center in the NFL in 2012 so Pittsburgh is fortunate to have landed him after Pouncey was lost for the season but will he be able to start and play effectively after only a few days of practice?3. The running game-They should be embarrassed after their efforts last week, putting up a feeble 32 yards. They have something to prove and they need to get it rolling immediately. It will be interesting to see what kind of a role the newly re-signed Jonathan Dwyer plays for this team. He appears to be the most talented back on the active roster and should probably have never been released in the first place.4. Kion Wilson-Who? Kion Wilson. He’s the new starting inside linebacker of the Pittsburgh Steelers now that Larry Foote is done for the year. Wilson was out of football last season and is now not only starting for the black and gold but he’s expected to communicate the defensive play calls to the rest of the group.  Is Wilson able to do what’s needed? SACKSNO. RUSHINGATTYARDSAVGLONGTD Stephens-Howling12525.0250 INTERCEPTIONSNO.YARDSAVGLONGTD Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, right, talks with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) on the sidelines during the first quarter an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The Titans won 16-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) OPPONENTS1-1-1.0-10 Cotchery10100000006 PASSINGATTCOMPCTYARDSGAINTDPCTINTPCTLONGRATE Dav. Johnson11111.0110 TEAM10101100019 TEAM200709 Mesko730944.135.91510 OPPONENTS0/02/20/01/10/0last_img read more

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