Airplane Accidents

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In July 2013 an Asian aircraft performed a crash landing in San Francisco, burning most of the plane and injuring many. Surprisingly, there were only four fatalities from the crash of a fully-occupied flight. How did the efforts of the crew and passengers contribute to the lack of multiple fatalities?…

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Helicopter tour companies thrive in the summertime when vacationers from all over crave the view from above after having been on the road for countless hours. With tourist attractions like Mt. Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and volcanoes and waterfalls, it’s no wonder that helicopter tour companies are sought after by…

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Britain’s busiest airport, Heathrow, was closed for a brief time on May 24 when a British Airways flight made an emergency landing due to engine panels that unlatched during takeoff. In the spring, another pilot led his plane to an emergency landing after learning of possible faulty landing gear. In…

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