Capsuleer Hit-and-Run Killing 37 Goes Unanswered
Kisogo (State News Agency) – A transport shuttle collided with a capsuleer owned starship yesterday near the Urlen gate in Kisogo. Despite a rapid response from the Navy Rapid Response Emergency Fleet (NRREF), 37 passengers of the shuttle died and another 45 suffered injuries. No reports of deaths or injuries from the capsuleer ship were forthcoming as it continued to the gate and jumped through to Urlen without stopping to answer requests from authorities.
The shuttle, a Kismit class passenger ship operated by Kisogo-Urlen Transit Authority, was at full capacity of 300 passengers and 20 crew when the accident happened. Commander Lee of the NRREF gave a press conference as rescue operations completed:
“The KUT shuttle had just dropped out of warp and was starting the approach to the gate when one of its collision avoidance repulsors suffered a catastrophic failure in its power core. As per Space Lane Safety Policy, the captain of the shuttle immediately aborted the gate approach and attempted to move at a safe vector away from the gate so that the ship could wait for tugs to take it back to station. During the maneuver a Caracal-class cruiser warped to the gate at an unauthorized approach vector and distance. Normally the repulsors on the shuttle would move it out of the way of the other vessel despite its unsafe approach.”
He also added that the cruiser appeared to take no damage and there is no indication that the capsuleer in command of the ship “even knew a collision against its shields even happened”.