The Kegworth Air Disaster occurred on 8 January 1989, when British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, crashed onto the embankment of the M1 motorway near Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. The aircraft was attempting to conduct an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport. 47 people died and 74 people, including seven members of the flight crew, sustained serious injuries.
Turkish Airlines Flight 981 was a McDonnell Douglas DC-10, registered TC-JAV and nicknamed the Ankara, that crashed just outside Senlis, France, on 3 March 1974 killing all on board. Known as the Ermenonville air disaster, from the forest where the aircraft crashed, the accident resulted in the deaths of all 346 on board. The crash of Flight 981 was the deadliest air disaster of all time before...
The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board...
The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster took place on January 28, 1986 when Challenger, a Space Shuttle operated by NASA, broke apart 73 seconds into its flight leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
Here is where Sheffield Wednesday FC play football in my home town of Sheffield, UK. This is where the incredibly saddening 'Hillsborough Disaster' happened on April 15th, 1989 that resulted in the loss of 96 lives. The match was an FA Cup Semi Final between Liverpool and Nottignham Forest FC's. Personally, this disaster is one of those times that indelibly marks itself as knowing exactly where...
Stockport Air Disaster was the crash of a Canadair C-4 Argonaut aircraft owned by British Midland Airways, registration G-ALHG, near the centre of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England on Sunday 4 June 1967. 72 of the 84 aboard were killed in the accident. Of the 12 survivors, all were seriously injured. It currently stands as the fourth worst disaster in British aviation history.
On March 27, 1977, Los Rodeos was the scene of the worst airplane crash in history. On that Sunday afternoon, just before 2 p.m., two Boeing 747s touched down at Los Rodeos. One was a KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) flight from Amsterdam. The other a Pan American flight from New York. Both were charter flights.
Twenty-eight years ago, the greatest disaster in airline history killed 538 people
Site of worst mining disaster in the U.S. since 13 miners were killed by an explosion at a mine near Brookwood, Alabama, in December 2001, and the worst in West Virginia since 1968's Farmington No. 9 Mining Disaster, which resulted in the passage of the Mine and Health and Safety Act of 1969.
American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757 registered N651AA, was a scheduled flight from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida to Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Cali, Colombia, which crashed into a mountain in Buga, Colombia on December 20, 1995, killing 151 passengers and 8 crew members. The crash was the first U.S.-owned 757 accident and the highest death toll of any...
Surinam Airways Flight PY764 was an international scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname on a Surinam Airways DC-8. On June 7, 1989, the flight crashed during approach to Paramaribo-Zanderij, killing 176 of the 187 on-board, making it the worst ever aviation disaster in Suriname's history.
In 1953, Zeeland was devastated by a flood disaster even worse than the one in New Orleans.
After this disaster, the Netherlands closed almost all the sea-openings, to protect the lowlands.
The Oosterscheldebarrier is a 9km (5.6-mile) hydraulic wall with sluice-gate doors that are normally left open to protect the area's delicate tidal habitat.
Located in College Station, Texas, this $7.7 million, 52-acre training facility was created by the Texas Engineering Extension Service. Disaster City® is a mock community utilizing full-scale, collapsible structures designed to simulate various levels of disaster and wreckage which can be customized for specific training needs in Urban Search and Rescue. Disaster City® features full-size, colla...
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