This is the second biggest opensky mine in the world, this mine have been used for two thousand years ago by Romans, and nowadays it's used by the NASA because the terrain is such as Mars, the dam you can see at the north of the mine are contamined waters.
Date: 17 January 2007
First flight: 1945
C-54 N82FA departed Fairbanks, carrying 3000 gallons of heating fuel for the Nixon Fork Mine. En route the nr.2 engine started running rough. The pilot elected to shut it down and return to Fairbanks. During the shutdown procedure, the engine caught fire. The fire extinguishing sys...
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lays within Krakůw metropolitan area. The mine had been in continuous operation, producing table salt since the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest being in Bochnia, Poland, some 20 kilometers away from Wieliczka). The mine is a major tourist attraction, with about 1.2...
Ten miners were in the middle of a 12-hour shift early Monday (Aug 6, 2007)morning when a mine shaft collapsed, trapping six of the men. The other four were able to escape and are now helping in rescue efforts. It's believed the six miners are trapped 1,500 feet underground, 2,000 feet from the nearest access and nearly 4 miles from where they entered the mine.