10 Near Miss Air Disasters That Shocked The World
It is not often that we read about an air disaster taking place, where hundreds of people die in a mid-air collision or when a plane goes down into the ocean depths. Despite this, a lot of officials and safety regulation professionals are advocating for increased safety practices within the aviation industry and by the airlines that operate on a daily basis. The majority of collision cases are all due to anomalies, but occasionally something goes wrong with one of the pilots or the passengers, such as a hijacking. Sometimes people get extremely lucky, however. Here are ten near miss air disasters that shocked everyone.
Tampa Airlines DC-8
One fateful afternoon, Tampa Airlines DC-8 had just taken off from the local runway when one of its doors was blown open. Impressively enough, despite serious decompression, the plane managed to land completely undamaged and everyone aboard survived the incident.
In 1997, while attempting to come in for a landing on the runway, one FedEx MD-11 was completely destroyed when it crashed. Only five passengers were aboard, and all of them survived by climbing through the cockpit window.