A Plane Caught Fire But 350 People Survived Miraculously

Anybody who’s boarded a plane knows the feeling. After you find your seat, put your stuff in the overhead locker, and sit down – your mind now recovering from the hustle-and-bustle of getting to the airport and through security to find your gate –apprehension starts to creep in. You try to push it away, convince…

A Man Felt Out of the Plane But Pilots Saved Him

When Marine Second Lieutenant Walter Osipoff was boarding a DC-2 plane at about 9:30 AM on May 15, 1941, he didn’t know yet that the flight would almost become his very last. Shortly after the takeoff, an accident that no one could have predicted left the man dangling high in the air, tangled in his…

Why Planes Dump Fuel Before Landing

Picture this: you’re nestled cozily in your window seat on a jet airliner when suddenly, you notice weird white spray coming out the back of the wing. Is something wrong with the plane? Are you going to crash? No need to panic! At this moment, the pilots are performing a standard procedure called fuel dumping.…