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 6h ago Helpful Wholesome Ally Burning Cash

Fire/Explosion Motor yacht fire in Torquay, UK 28/5/22

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r/CatastrophicFailure 8h ago

Fatalities (2004) The crash of MK Airlines flight 1602 - Analysis

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249 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4h ago

Fire/Explosion £6m superyacht in Devon…28/05/2022

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88 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago Silver

In Dagestan, the car suddenly fell into the ground, due to the failure of the soil. May 24, 2022.

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7.1k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Burning Cash Silver

Fire/Explosion Carnival Freedom cruise ship catches fire in Grand Turk. May 26, 2022.

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27.5k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago Helpful

Operator Error Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas crashing into the dock in Falmouth, Jamaica this morning.

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3.8k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Operator Error Aftermath of a Norfolk Southern train derailment after the train collided with a dump truck in Harmar Township, PA 5/26/22

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r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Engineering Failure VLN Nürburgring Nordschleife, GT-R GT3 Flips, 2015

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r/CatastrophicFailure 2d ago

Equipment Failure Brakes fail on a dump truck, colliding with a car and concrete barrier (5/25/2022)

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r/CatastrophicFailure 2d ago

Fatalities Crash of US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 (Kathmandu Airport, 2018-3-12)

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r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Fatalities 10-storey building collapse, Abadan, Iran 5/23/2022

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2.3k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Operator Error FIA GT World Cup, Massive Pile-Up Crash, November 18, 2017

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r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Engineering Failure 24 Hours of Le Mans, Peter Dumbreck flips CLR GTR, 1999

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r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago Wholesome

Structural Failure A car park collapsed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The man survived with no injuries. 10/10/2020

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10.3k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Fatalities 20 years ago today, on Saturday, May 25, 2002, China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated and crashed into the ocean due to faulty repairs 22 years prior. All 225 people aboard the plane were killed. More details in comments.

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r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Fatalities Pickup truck crushed after collision with a logging truck near Courtney, BC 24/05/2022

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r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago Wholesome Helpful

A sewer pipe burst and for half an hour, sprayed human waste all over the street in Saratov, Russia 23/05/22

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3.5k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Fatalities 10-storey building collapsed in Abadan, Iran. 5/23/2022

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559 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago Wholesome

Fatalities MANILA, Philippines - A ferry carrying more than 130 people caught fire while approaching a northeastern Philippine province, killing at least seven people (23/05/22)

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8.6k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Equipment Failure February 28, 2011 Cuyahoga Heights/Cleveland, Ohio USA: Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant overwhelmed - spreading crap for miles

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400 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Fire/Explosion 1973 Roseville, CA train yard disaster

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943 Upvotes