How To Survive A Plane Crash!? – Myths Debunked

Eight million of us take to the skies every single day, with the annual total recently pushing past three billion mark, and in our lifetime we are each likely to spend an average of 12 days in the air. And even though the odds of a plane crash are one for every 1.2 million flights.…

#1 AIRCRAFT NEAR MISS AND UNUSUAL EVENTS COMPILATION

Aircraft unusual events compilation #1 I have simply made a collection of what I think fits together. Some of these qualify as official accidents but the main theme is that these events could have turned out much worse. Bell 206 Long Ranger – Pilot does not have right of way and should not be around…

A Routine Plane Takeoff Quickly Turns into a Disaster

NARRATOR: Captain Kevin Stables is preparing to pilot Emery Worldwide Flight 17. His first officer is George Land. They’re hauling freight across the country aboard a 30-year-old DC 8 cargo plane. Hi there. Is that the load plan? JOHN ALBRIGHT: Just before they’re finished up loading the last couple of containers, they would give us…

How One Man’s Rage Sealed The Fate of 43 Plane Passengers

NARRATOR: Investigators don’t know who was shot with the final bullet, just that it was fired in the cabin. It’s enough for them to finally piece together a picture of the horrific final moments on board PSA 1771. What the hell? You could imagine what Ray Thomson must have thought as this person whom he…

A Doomed Aircraft Is Left to Fly Until it Runs Out of Fuel

We have a developing story, as you may have heard. There was as a civilian Learjet– NARRATOR: News of a rogue Learjet, flying hundreds of miles off course, has captivated the nation. PRESS SECRETARY: The FAA began tracking aircraft in distress. The president was made aware of this situation, this morning, in a meeting with…

This tiny wasp-inspired drone can pull 40 times its own weight

This tiny robot may look unassuming, but even at a mere 100 grams— about as heavy as a bar of soap— the “FlyCroTug” can pull up to 40 times its own weight.. To create the mighty FlyCroTug — named for its flying, micro, tugging features — researchers took a cue from wasps. Typically, these insects…