Aftermath of Fatal Tourist Bus Crash on Madeira Island, Portugal

Crushed Body on the Rock

Aftermath of Fatal Tourist Bus Crash on Madeira Island, Portugal

29 people, most of them tourists from Germany, died after a bus overturned when it veered off the road on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Additional 27 people were injured. The Portuguese driver and guide both reportedly survived the crash. The death count may not yet be final.

The cause of the accident is unknown. Portuguese police are said to be investigating. One of the dead was a local who was walking on the road just bellow when the bus overturned and crushed him to death.

The incident happened on April 17, 2019. A survivor told a local reporter that the driver tried to stop the bus by “kissing” the side walls of the hotel Quinta Splendida due to an apparent brakes failure. He failed so the bus turned over on the curve, fell rolling 360 and finally stopped on the roof of a house below.

Props to Best Gore members @kako95 and @trevorek7 for the pics of the aftermath:

Best Gore member @trevorek7 also provided the CCTV video that caught a glimpse of the bus crashing off the cliff:

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70 thoughts on “Aftermath of Fatal Tourist Bus Crash on Madeira Island, Portugal”

  1. This accident happened just 3 minutes away from my current place. It’s beleived that the driver lost control over the bus due to alleged breaks failure and tried to stop on the side walls, but eventually fell.

      1. Ha madeira cake of course :o)

        Yes they’re a bunch of tough muddapuckas came from diverse regions like Nepal through to China.. Mainly hunters back then. My wife can be pretty feisty when provoked.NOW I know why haha. The Karen that you mentioned have the women with those “long necks” with hoops. I have visited them several times in the past and have pics of me having a jam with some of the girls on guitars. They’re really Burmese and have just crossed over the border into Thailand. That’s a very intense region with many incursions and fighting between Thai & Burmese troops.

          1. Also the Thai-Cambodian border skirmishes that don’t get much press.

            Burma & Thailand don’t like each other

            The plight of ethnic nationalities has been ignored by the Burmese government ever since Burma gained independence in 1948. The result has been constant war and conflict between armed ethnic opposition and the Burmese military .

            The conflict started with the Karen armed struggle for equality and self-determination in 1949 and quickly spread all over the country hand in hand with the growing subjugation of ethnic areas by the government. In the 1960s, the situation went from bad to worse as Ne Win took over the government in a military coup, established an authoritarian regime, and began a massive counter-insurgency campaign ‘Four Cuts’ that targeted civilian populations in an effort to defeat the ethnic opposition armies (for more detailed description on ethnic conflict, see History of Armed Opposition).
            At the time, the Karen National Union (KNU), and its armed wing Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), was arguably the most significant of Burma’s ethnic opposition groups, controlling large areas of territory across the Karen State and its adjacent areas, including villages near Rangoon. Shan, Karenni, Mon, and other ethnic nationalities also controlled much of their traditional land along the border for decades.
            Eventually, a series of Burma Army attacks pushed KNU troops back towards the Thai border, and in 1984, a massive and brutal Burmese offensive in eastern Burma drove 10,000 Karen refugees into Thailand’s Tak Province (see e.g. TBC, 2012b). This marked the beginning of the refugee outflow from Burma into Thailand.

            There are military and Border Police checkpoints everywhere and I pass though a dozen at least daily. They wave me through though, as they know me now. They are there for illegal Burmese & Laoations.

          2. Throw in the Muslim insurgents on the Southern border with Malaysia, and it looks like Thailand is under siege from all quarters. Laos even had a bit of a party with Thai forces about 30 years or so ago over a border dispute.

  2. See, that’s why you’ll never get me on one of those stupid package coach tours…
    They’ve got to stay in a group & do everything together..
    Get on the bus & sit together..
    Stop for a piss & a cup of tea together..
    Pile out & take photos of a beauty spot together..
    Roll down a hillside & die together..
    Nahh.. Fuck that.. I’ll drive off a cliff by myself thank you very much.!

    1. Portuguese and spaniards are not significantly mixed with arabs. On ancestrydna, Southern Europeans like a lot of Italians and greeks and significant portion of “Middle East” dna which I think on ancestry =arab (a lot of Italians get 30% or so Middle East). I don’t think this means they are arab either just genetically close. arabs from countries like syria and. Iraq are part of the caucasian race. they are semites. arabs from Africa or Saudi Arabia often also have a significant amount of African dna (black).

  3. In a country far far away ,let’s call it Retardolando

    It’s fake …all fake!

    A fish-eye lens was used. See the bridge ? It is slightly curved as is the background cliff. So don’t believe it.

    That bus is not crashed and crumpled …it is the fish-eye lens!”

    We’re told that these aliens have not visited us in great numbers but there is some evidence that a few of them walk amongst us.

    Thank God , Alien- Hunter Van Helsing is A’hunting them one by one!

  4. Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. If you haven’t already done so, please stow your carry-on luggage underneath the seat in front of you or in an overhead bin. Please take your seat and fasten your seat belt. And also make sure your seat back and folding trays are in their full upright position.
    If you are seated next to an emergency exit, please read carefully the special instructions card located by your seat. If you do not wish to perform the functions described in the event of an emergency, please ask someone who gives a shit to reseat you.

    1. You’re trying to legislate common sense. Fuck that. These idiots should have gone to Sochi, and during the normal time to have a holiday. Everyone wants to spend big money to see something stupid – well, there they are!

  5. The insurance company is trying to wash their hand by claiming none of them were wearing seat belts. I’ve personally never been on a single bus that had seat belts. Also, let’s be honest. They literally got crushed under the bus, what good would a seat belt be? I guess the cleanup would be easier.
    Also, Portugal being Portugal, everyone is trying to get their handful of profit. Some guy flew a drone over the crash, he’s getting his soul sued out of him for unauthorized flight.
    @African Angel, this isn’t mainland Portugal, it’s a small island of the coast of morroco, I can assure you there are no Snackbars here. Only a handful of nignogs

    1. @kako95
      fuckin insurance companys.
      I [like you] have never been on a bus or coach with seatbelts.
      Driver took the downhill corner too fast.

      So, a question for any vehicle engineering types please…. Are [any] coaches or buses fitted with the similar kind of retarder “brakes” that articulated trucks/rigs are fitted with?

    2. *They literally got crushed under the bus, what good would a seat belt be?*

      It’s a statistical fact, that people wearing seatbelts, are several times more likely to survive, as opposed to ones who are not.

      Once you’re thrown from the vehicle, you become a projectile. You could hit a tree, another vehicle or anything else in your way. If you’re wearing a seatbelt, you’re more likely to stay inside the vehicle, where you are protected by the steel around you.

      If you hit a tree let’s say, while inside your vehicle, the energy displaced, will be throughout the vehicle. As opposed to being displaced through you. This may keep you looking recognizable, until help arrives.

      My sister hit a ditch at a very high rate of speed, several years ago. The car flipped up in the air, and snapped a telephone pole in half…

      20 feet up in the air!

      The car was unrecognizable. However she was, because she was wearing a seatbelt.

      It’s the equivalent of wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. If your head hits anything, even at a low rate of speed without a helmet, the energy displaced from the impact, can open your skull right up. However wearing a helmet, the energy is displaced throughout the helmet, keeping one’s skull intact. (or better chances thereof)

      Wear your seatbelt, if you’re not already!

  6. Seems like this one just popped right out of ,”Ripley’s Believe it or not” episodes . Strange but true as the author mentions about only the driver and the guide of Portuguese descent surviving .

    Those dummkopf krauts were better off in their home land.
    Verdammt! Ich scheiß’ d’rauf! but why the fuck they thought trotting distant places will add up to their wrinkled freckled worn off old ages.
    Weren’t the men better off fapping and the hags stoking their dried up pudendas ,sipping on Brewmeister Snake Venom………the places they came to board the bus , from .

  7. … One German surviver gave a harrowing account of the accident…

    ….. “Evrysing vas goin smoothly, undtil vee got to zee first bend… Und zen, it sounded like vee HITLER’d somsing und the bus started rolling over zee cliff…. V-2 were also rolling inside zee bus, MANNHEIM tellin ya… Vee vas GÖERHING, RÖNN, RÖNN, BARBI, RÖNN, RÖNN, like THIRD REICHord, BARBI, RÖNN, RÖNN, RÖNN, RÖNN !… I didn’t know if I vas going to be DEAD or ALIVE…!

    … Which prompted another (German) survivor to pull out a flask of spirits and exclaim ..

    …. “FUCHS ya that vas a KLAUS von! HEYDRICH to that…!”

  8. My mom’s from this island, I’ve been to Madeira quite a few times, and its not the first time things like this happen. Usually its cars and not buses that go downhill, so it goes unreported, even if there are fatalities. Madeira has a very steep mountainous terrain, it rains often, there are landslides and the roads are frankly narrow and on cliff edges. People (that includes tourists) should know the risk it conveys; the views are amazing but its dangerous nonetheless.

    From what I’ve read, the accelerator got stuck, so he lost control when steering. Still a lot of theories circulating but buses, even touristic ones, have seatbelts (its mandatory here), and most of those Germans weren’t using them. The ones that were, survived (the ones who weren’t were projected). Seatbelts may not guarantee you a 100% survival rate, but they sure do increase it.

    1. I lived in Dominica until the Hurricane, and it’s also this mountainous and rainy. It’s the steepest island in the Caribbean, one that was the last to be colonized, because Columbus, and virtually every ship captain who came after him, turned right around after they saw the island – right off the sea it goes steep up. It’s said that Dominica would be the only island Columbus would still recognize, because it’s so steep, it’s only recently that any kind of development has begun. It’s also the wettest island in the Caribbean, with 365 rivers – one for every day of the year. There are islands in the Caribbean that don’t have a single river, yet Dominica is replete with them, despite being small, because it just rains there so much. So I know what it’s like on an island like that. If your vehicle fails in any capacity on any road, you’re as good as dead, because there are no straight roads, it’s all sharp bends on steep roads with endless drop-offs.

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