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…

10 Ways To Survive A Plane Crash

10 Ways You Can Survive A Plane Crash Statistically speaking, planes are one of the safest ways of getting about. Hopping on a bus, train, boat or bike are all more likely to transport you to an early grave. But, if you are one of the unlucky few to end up in a plane crash……

Why Can’t You Bring Mercury Thermometers on Planes?

[♩INTRO ] You’ve probably never tried to carry a mercury thermometer or barometer on a plane. But even if you really wanted to, you can’t in the U.S., unless you happen to work for a government weather agency. That might seem like another weird restriction, but there’s an important reason for it: That tiny bit…