The most successful emergency landing in history
Contact with the landing gear of the aircraft landing strip - one of the most enjoyable experiences in the life of any person. Despite all our habit to fly, subconsciously, we are still afraid to fly. The idea that it is necessary to catch the next flight to defrost the refrigerator, to charge the phone, feed to stay home for a week the cat - just a way to distract our minds from the real danger.
In fact, each passenger and crew member is happy just to be alive. Although aircraft and recognized as one of the safest vehicles in the world, in fact - we are afraid of them. Sometimes it is not in vain. Today we'll show you some of the most successful emergency landing, from which all the participants of the incident went though grizzled, but alive.
Landing on the dam
Levees in New Orleans and were probably useless when Katrina lifted her skirt and showed a bony ass all over the city of death, but some kind of role in saving human lives is still played. In 1988, flying from Belize 737th hit in the storm. The ship's captain, Carlos Dardano, decided to put the car on one of the dams - the other option was not simple. Professionalism, a little luck and twenty minutes of passenger yelling - that's all for the price this is not all that gloomy land.
The transition to the metric system brought down a good half of Canada: good loggers do not understand how this meter, and how many pounds per liter. Not only the owners, but also to Air Canada employees, calculate the stock of fuel for the ship in the good old pound. As a result, 767 simply ceased to fly somewhere else, but down. Your destination was still a good half way. Fortunately, at the bottom right, which is located an abandoned military base, which, with the grace of a lame crow empty plane crashed. Thanks to the tenacity and skills of the pilots did not hurt anybody.
On the wing
During a routine training flight, the aircraft of the Israeli F-15 Eagle air force accidentally shared airspace with the A4, Skyhawk. The pilot immediately eliminated the last of himself from the wreck. But Tsivi Nedivi, driving the F-15, too well knew the value of his car. In addition, Tsivi had no idea that the flies, in fact, on one wing - the pilot felt that the damage is minor. To the base of the craftsman held on a spin in a controlled and successfully put the remains of the plane. The latter, incidentally, is still several years served as the Air Force of Israel.
On the way from Des Moines to Denver, the pilot of the Boeing 737 had a heart attack. At first, the passengers heard from the speakers frightening "if any of you a doctor?" From the main steward, then, from him, entered the salon in person: "Have any of you guys know how to fly a plane?". Fortunately, in the first grade I was dozing a little exhausting whiskey, Captain Marc Gongola. An experienced pilot, swoops hundreds of hours on a bomber B1, he landed the aircraft without difficulty, albeit with a slight hangover.
January 15, 2009 from New York LaGuardia Airport soared luxurious Airbus A320, and immediately ran into a flock of migrating Canadian geese. The commander decided to land right on the Hudson River. Actually, the one operating turbine, the choice he was not simple. Airbus slid into the river surface like a tin hack on the blade machete. With a hole in the hull, sinking the ship had all the chances to become the second Titanic. Nevertheless, a clear command and rescue actions will easily get out of rework absolutely all passengers.