A loss of hydraulic pressure prevented a military pilot from controlling an F-16 jet that crashed into a warehouse last year just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, according to a newspaper report Thursday. The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety before the Air National Guard F-16 slammed into the warehouse on May 16. There was no explosion from the crash and no serious injuries among workers at the business. Two valves were improperly installed on the jet, resulting in damage that caused hydraulic fluid to leak, according to a 22-page U.S. Air Force report obtained by the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The valves were part of a flight-control system that was overhauled in January 2019.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. When residents of a village in Italy recently turned on their faucets, an intoxicating red liquid poured out. A "valve failure" at a nearby winery had converted water lines into wine dispensers. The incident occurred just outside of Modena in northern Italy, the New York Post reports.
When the folks at Valve aren't fiddling with Steam, updating popular first-party franchises or working on wacky projects, they like to have a little fun. Or, at least the team working on Valve's Destinations VR title does. Destinations is a casual, multiplayer experience for exploring community-created worlds and playing simple games with friends. And now, as of the title's most recent update, anyone with a Vive or Rift can feel what it's like to venture inside the hallowed ground that is Valve HQ. Alright, so it's only a virtual representation of the Valve lobby and adjoining halls, but Gabe Newell himself welcomes you.
Charlie Rose is ready to return to his hosting duties at "CBS This Morning" and will be back on the job Monday. A co-anchor on the network morning show since 2012, Rose has been off the air since Feb. 8, the day before undergoing surgery for an aortic valve replacement. "Almost 15 years ago skilled surgeons replaced my aorta valve with a new replacement valve. It has served me well, enabling me to live the vigorous, full, complete life you are all so familiar with," Rose wrote in an official statement announcing his surgery last month. "To continue to live this amazing life so full of challenges and friends, including so many of you in the audience, I have chosen to replace the valve with a new one," he added.
A pioneering heart valve replacement that grows at the same rate as the organ does could transform lives of children with defects, scientists say. The prosthetic could remove the need for patients to have multiple risky heart surgeries during childhood and provide a longer-lasting fix for weak hearts. Its inventors say it could'transform the field' if it is proved totally safe and they hope it can be tested in humans within two years. Replacement heart valves are used when a person's natural valve is diseased or damaged, stopping the heart from working as it should. Children with congenital heart disease are forced to endure repeated open-heart surgeries during their life to swap the replacement valve with a larger version as their body grows.