Pilots perform an amazing job guiding aircrafts safely through the skies everyday. However some pilots have proved themselves to be truly remarkable at their profession under pressure. Here are 10 plane crashes which miraculously have made history.
On the 15th of January, 2009 an Airbus A320 struck a flock of Canadian Geese during its accent in New York which damaged both engines. The pilot successfully landed the plane on the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan. Every passenger survived and the incident was described as the most successful landing in aviation history.
on the 30th of July, 2011 a Boeing 737 aircraft flying from New York was overcome by the bad weather conditions and overan the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown. The aircraft stopped only meters from a deep ravine and despite the vessel being broken in half only 3 passengers were injured.
On the 4th of December, 2010 an aircraft skidded off the runway after an emergency landing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. The aircraft broke in 3 parts after landing. 3 people out of the 163 passengers sadly died and 82 were injured, however this is considered a remarkably small amount of casualties for the situation.
On the 16th of August, 2010 a Boeing 737 aircraft crashed and broke into 3 pieces when landing on the island San Andres in Columbia in stormy weather. The aircraft was 80 meters off the runway when a strike of lightening caused it to land abruptly and slide onto the runway. One passenger died from a heart attack and dozens injured however it was miraculous there was not more casualties.
On the 30th of June, 2009 an Airbus A310 crashed on the Comoros Islands. All 153 passengers and crew were killed except a teenage French girl, Bahia Bakari. She was found after 13 hours of clinging to the wreckage in the ocean.
On the 25th of February, 2009 a Turkish Airlines craft crashed when attempting a landing at Amsterdam Airport. The aircraft was broken into 3 pieces but luckily did not catch fire and only 9 passengers were fatally injured out of the 134 on board.
On the 20th of December, 2008 an aircraft veered off the runway and caught fire when taking off from Denver International Airport. The plane was badly damaged however all persons were evacuated and survived with only 38 sustaining injuries.
Slovak Air Force
On the 19th of January, 2006 an aircraft operated by the Slovack Air Force crashed in Hungary. The airplane contained 43 people and only one survived. Martin Farkas, the sole survivor managed to call his wife and asked her to alert rescue services and the police
On the 2nd of August, 2005 an airbus A340 was expected to land at Toronto International Airport however due to stormy weather conditions the plane didnt come to a complete stop on the runway and shot into nearby creek and burst into flames. The aircraft crew managed to evacuate all 297 passengers without any fatal injuries.
On the 13th of January 1995 an aircraft from Bogota crashed into a swamp in Northern Colombia only just before it was due to land at the resort of Cartagena. The only survivor was a 9 year old girl called Erica Delgado. Her mother had pushed her out of the plane before it had burst into flames and she landed on a mound of seaweed which stopped her from drowning.
10 Most Famous Horses In History
Figure The Morgan Horse
Figure was a small bay stallion who had remarkable attributes of being strong, fast and having a beautiful way of moving. He gained fame for having the abilities of a workhorse and the speed of a racehorse. This fame was heightened due to his offspring carrying these talents also. Thus, the Morgan Horse lineage was born.
Copenhagen was a thoroughbred and Arabian stock and gained fame for carrying the Duke of Wellington for 17 hours in the Battle of Waterloo. When Copenhagen died one of his hooves was cut off as a souvenir, the Duke was extremely angry and the stolen hoof was found later and returned to him. The Duke’s son turned the hoof into an ink stand.
In the same battle except on the other side, Marengo carried Napoleon Bonaparte on his back. Marengo was a small grey Arabian horse, he was captured and taken to Britain until his death. His skeleton is preserved in the Imperial War Magazine in London.
Comanche was a brave war horse and is known as the only survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Due to being wounded 12 times in different battles but persevering through all of them he was named ‘Comanche’ as a way to honor his bravery and steadfastness.
Godolphon is first heard of in history when he was given to King Louis XV of France as a diplomatic gift. However the stallion did not find favour in the King’s eyes and was given away. He was the sire of several outstanding race horses, and his genetic impression on thoroughbred horses lives on even today.
Seabiscuit is the most popular film about a horse ever, telling the story about the stallion with little potential for racing despite his great ancestors. He finally found his stride due to persistent trainers and won huge races.
Bucephalus is known to be a huge black stallion that was untamed until Alexander the Great took him in his hands. The skittish horse was finally quietened when Alexander turned him towards the sun, thus hiding his shadow which was the reason for his fears. Bucephalus was Alexander’s favourite horse throughout his kingship.
Sargent Reckless was a brave mare during the Korean war who was undeterred by enemy fire and dangerous conditions, would carry ammunition and wounded soldiers by herself. She was given a collection of war medals including 2 purple hearts and was retired with full military honours.
Beautiful Jim Key
Beautiful Jim Key was a horse performer and was known to be the smartest horse in the world. He could count and do math and spell words by selecting letters from an alphabet.
One of the most famous tv horses was Trigger, a palomino stallion appeared in 81 of Roy Roger’s staring movies and all 100 of his TV episodes. He was taxidermied after his death and sold in 2010 for $266,000.
Why Build an Indoor Riding Arena?
1. It protects you from the weather.
This is, of course, the number one reason for building an indoor arena. People who have unlimited access to indoor arenas ride more than 30% more frequently that those who don’t.
If you’re serious about a career in competitive riding, an indoor is an excellent investment.
2. It allows you to run a business.
Owning an indoor arena means you can give lessons in it. You can also rent out the arena when you aren’t using it.
3. It’s safer and more comfortable for your horses.
An indoor will protect your surface once you lay it down and will ensure that your horses are riding on level, comfortable ground.
4. It adds value to your property.
An indoor arena boosts the value of the property its on, particularly if the property is in an area known for its equestrianism.
If you ever look at selling your property, an indoor will be a big pulling factor and will drive your value upwards.
5. It reduces your costs.
Not needing to travel to an indoor for practise saves travel costs and rental costs. The protection of the arena means that your equipment stays safe and you surface needs to be repaired less often.
6. You can ride after dark.
Many indoors are fitted with lighting, allowing you to ride after dark or even before dawn (one of the great pleasures in life).
7. The experience of it.
There’s something very satisfying about designing, building and owning your own indoor. For equestrians, there no greater space than their own indoor and many find that it’s a space the entire family loves and enjoys.