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.
Everything We Learned in 2017
This year has been a big one for all of us at Central Steel Build. It’s been a year focused on tightening up our operations and systems to allow us to push hard in 2018.
But what have we learned throughout the year that will help us get better? Quite a lot!
Our Customers Are Understanding.
We put in a lot of effort to ensure our buildings go up with as few problems as possible. And most of the time, everything goes smoothly. But with so many people and stages involved it does happen from time to time.
What’s most important is that we do everything we can to sort out problems as they arise. Often, the problems are completely out of our hands, but our customers are always understanding. They appreciate our efforts to move their project forward and overcome obstacles.
Looking back on a project, it’s often our ability to respond quickly to problems that keeps people coming back to us – they know that we can navigate challenges.
Our Business Is Built On Relationships
Every month, about 30% of our quote requests come from new clients. The other 70% come from existing customers and referrals. That is a huge number of people who were so satisfied with our product and service that they’ve decided to build with us again.
We put effort into building the relationships we have with clients, and this is going to become an even stronger focus for our strategy in 2018. Great relationships are the foundation of what we do.
Production Lines Work
In 2017 we introduced a simple, traditional tool to our workshop: the production line. We redesigned the value chain of our workshop to ensure that steel was moving through as efficiently as possible without keeping any of our workers idle.
The production line has increased our output by approximately 30%, and our workers feel more engaged for more of the day.
Our Customers Value Communication
At the end of every project, we ask our clients for feedback and one thing came up frequently: communication. Our clients appreciate being kept in the loop throughout the duration of their project. In line with our culture of continuous improvement, this is something we’ll push and develop in 2018.
We want our customers to feel constantly informed on the progress of their project and we want to open up clear channels for them to check in and ask questions.
We Can Build 443 New Projects In A Year (We Became Even More Experienced)
That’s an average of 41.8 new projects each month. We have directed much of our attention and energy towards ensuring we have the systems to handle this kind of output and that we can continue to grow.
This also means we’re continuing to gather experience across our eight industries. We built a helicopter hangar, an equine vet and a showroom for collectable cars. Experience like this increases the value we have to offer to new clients.
How To Calm A Skittish Horse
Easy-to-frighten horses are skittish and can be difficult to work with. But if something in the environment is scaring your horse, there are ways to help your horse be more calm.
Researchers tested three different methods to find out which was the most effective.
The Fear Stimulus: A white nylon bag.
This research used a white nylon bag that was able to be moved along a line. This was found to be universally uncomfortable for horses, and provided a good test stimulus.
The Habituation Method
Horses were exposed to the nylon bag repeatedly until they had become more calm.
The Desensitization Method
Horses were gradually exposed to the nylon bag. The first stage was much less intense than later stages and horses only moved onto the next stage when they were totally comfortable with the current stage.
The Counter-Conditioning Method
Horses were given food rewards every time the nylon bag appeared. This intends to build up a positive association that overcomes the negative association of the fear response.
Most effective method: Desensitization
The desensitisation method was the only method that worked for all participating horses. It was the most effective, longest-lasting and fastest process.
To see some of our horse arena photos, download an EquinaBuild brochure here.