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||[Oct. 11th, 2006|08:38 pm]
Updated October 11th, 2006.
Ironically, 9/11/2001 was not one of the dates listed under the 'unusual' file.
The quantity listed would make those who fear plane flight somewhat squeamish.
Information helps you past fear.
Stats are presented here, here, here, here, here, and many more upon entering key words here.
You can even hear cockpit warning sounds here.
I didn't catch data for how many incidents involved snakes.
Reading that is scary shit man.
Well, some of them are weird.
I remember Vic Morrow's incident.
The one that happened on 11/3/1973 is of my curiosity at the moment.
Description of that incident, as follows:
Overspeeding of the starboard engine caused the engine to disintegrate. Pieces struck the fuselage, breaking a window, causing rapid explosive decompression and a passenger was sucked out of the plane. The plane landed safely. Out of boredom, the captain and flight engineer decided to experiment and see what would happen to the autothrottle system if the circuit breakers which supplied power to the instruments which measured the rotational speed of each engine's low pressure compressor were tripped. This led to engine overspeeding and destruction of the engine.
Everything can be dangerous, but it's not comforting to know that people died because the pilots were bored.
The Aeroflot incident was a result of children.
2006-10-13 09:13 am (UTC)
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