☀ Family Survives Plane Crash

AND Surprise Leads To Returning Stolen Artifacts

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Here’s what to know for Tuesday:

  • A family of three safely lands after plane engine trouble

  • Students gift the security guard a ticket home

  • Family’s surprise find leads FBI to return 22 stolen artifacts to Japan


A family of three managed to walk away from a plane crash with nothing but minor cuts and scratches.

A small aircraft was soaring through the California skies, when suddenly, disaster strikes!

Just five minutes after takeoff, the engine decides to take an unexpected nap. The plane hurtled towards a densely forested area in Whitethorn.

Thanks to some quick thinking and a stroke of luck, the pilot activated the plane's Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).

Yes, you heard that right, a parachute for an airplane!

The parachute heroically slowed the descent, guiding the aircraft safely down to earth, or rather, into some trees.

Now, you might be thinking, "Trees? That sounds like a recipe for disaster!"

Despite crashing into the trees, the family emerged virtually unscathed.

In a statement, the Shelter Cove Fire Department confirmed that all three passengers only suffered minor injuries.

Photos released by the Fire Department show the wreckage tangled in the trees, a surreal sight that reminds us just how fragile life can be.

As Captain Quincy Cromer put it, "These are usually worst-case scenarios. The fact that they had only minor scratches and abrasions is a miracle."

As investigations into the incident continue, one thing's for sure - this family's survival is nothing short of a miracle.

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The FBI has sent 22 ancient artifacts back to Okinawa, Japan, after they were uncovered in a Massachusetts attic.

A family stumbled upon these treasures while cleaning out their late father's stuff. Despite Dad not serving in the Pacific theater during WWII, his attic was hiding some serious historical loot.

Geoffrey Kelly, the FBI's art crime coordinator (yep, that's a job!), spilled the beans on the discovery.

"Picture their faces when they found scrolls, pottery, and even an ancient map," he said. "These weren't just your average attic finds. They were the real deal."

Among the haul were six beautifully painted scrolls from the 18th and 19th centuries, an old-school hand-drawn map of Okinawa, and some seriously cool pottery.

But how did they know these goodies were legit? 

A sneaky typewritten letter among the stash confirmed they were swiped during the tail end of WWII.

After some detective work, the artifacts made their grand return to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC.

So, while there are still a few missing pieces in Okinawa's historical puzzle, at least these treasures are back home where they belong.

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