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…

A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxiety

NARRATOR: November 12th, 2001– it’s the Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States, a day off for many. But at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, it’s another busy day. Flight 587 lifts off at 9:14 AM. [SIGH] American 587, heavy– NARRATOR: 2,300 feet above the ground, disaster strikes. [SCREAMING] Oh my god! Oh my…

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…

The TRUTH Why Modern Music Is Awful

Hey Thoughty2 here. On the 6th December 1966 four guys from Liverpool stepped into Abbey Road Studios and began to record an album. 333 hours and many questionable substances later, The Beatles had emerged having produced their eight album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It would go on to sell over 32 million copies…

What is the Best Way to Survive Falling Out of a Plane with No Parachute?

According to the Aircraft Crashes Record Office in Geneva, between 1940 and 2008 there were 157 people who fell out of planes without a parachute during a crash and lived to tell about it. A full 42 of those falls occurred at heights over 10,000 feet (above 3,000 meters), such as the tale of 17…

Plane Approaches Runway at an Extreme Angle