Maybe you have heard of it and maybe you don’t, but the chance is very big that you have heard of it : the Tenerife accident with two Boeings one from Panam Air and one from the Dutch KLM. The two planes collided at each other with fairly high speed which caused 583 fatal injuries. For me it was always a question that how could this happen and make the life of 583 people fatal? Continue reading “Review worst aviational accident ever”
Plane dropped several thousand metres because the co-pilot was vaping
The China Airlines airplane dropped several thousand metres because the co-pilot was vaping an e-cigarette. The co-pilot of China Airlines had certainly tought something like this :” it is a nice day to fly and lets vape now the captain does’nt see me”. When the sensors of the plane tought they detected a fire in the cabin the plane automatically descended that is how a Boeing 747 works. Continue reading “Plane dropped several thousand metres because the co-pilot was vaping”
Woman is sucked out of the plane
The window which the woman was sucked out.
A woman was sucked out of a Boeing 747 because the exploded engine parts did hit the window of that person which broke. To maintain the pressure of inside the plane and outside the plane you need to close the doors, but if you open the door in mid-air it will suck everything from inside the plane to the outside. Without a window it’s the same. The force that sucks objects depends on the altitude. If you are at a low altitude the suck-force is smaller than when you are on a high altitude.
I think this could be prevented because a long time ago nearly the same thing happened, near Hawai the roof of a plane was blown away. In that Hawai case there was also someone sucked out and killed.
Actions you can take to prevent that someone is sucked out of the window are not quite difficult, here are some examples: the most simple option is to make the airplane windows stronger that it becomes “engine explosion proof” or you can assemble a metal net that catches people and prevents that they are sucked out.
The only positive thing about this accident is that it proves that plane windows can brake although everybody thinks they are indestructible.
Here you can read the story of the broken window.
Here you can read the story of the blown roof.