#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…