Category Archives: Plane Crashes

Search Area Expanded for Flight MH370

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing over a year ago. The plane was last heard from on March 8th, 2014. When the plane went down authorities and officials began speaking out as to speculation as to what happened to the doomed flight. Now, over a year later, there are still more questions than answers. Search and rescue teams have been on the hunt for the plane which was believed to crash over the Indian Ocean during its flight.

According to the story on BuzzFeed.com, officials may be expanding the search are by nearly 23,000 miles if the plane is not found by May.
There are three countries, Australia, Mayalasia, and China, who are all working together to search the depths of the ocean. No sign of the plane has been found yet.

People at Anastasia Date (crunchbase.com) know that the disappearance of flight MH370 is one of the biggest modern mysteries. The pings from the plane do not match where officials think it went down and the plane is said to be far of course for some reason. The 239 people missing who were on that flight are presumed to be dead. Most of the passengers were Chinese however; many other nationalities were also on that plane. Hopefully officials find the missing plane soon so that surviving family members can have some closure.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Check It Out, Plane Crashes

Insurers for Lufthansa Set Aside $300 Million To Cover Costs of Crash

The parent company to Germanwings, Lufthansa has already set aside over $300 Million Dollars to cover costs associated with the crash of its Airbus A320 into the Swiss Alps. This is unusual for an airline to allocate an amount this large this early in the investigation of a plane crash. However, the results of the intense investigation into the crash has already revealed that an employee of the company intentionally crashed the plane and suffered from a severe mental illness that neither Germanwings or Lufthansa were aware.Lufthansa To Set Aside $300 Million for Crash Claims

Evidence continues to mount that copilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and set the controls of the aircraft to descend at a rate which caused the plane to crash into the mountains at over 400 miles per hour. Normally it may take years for an airline to either be found or to accept liability for a plane crash. However, the starkness of the evidence found too date reveals that Lufthansa should have known that one of its pilots was found to be suicidal by a doctor several years before the pilot qualified to fly for the company.

The $300 Million set aside by Lufthansa’s insurance company is in addition to the $54,000.00 the company made available the family of the victims to cover costs and expensive while the recovery effort continues. Folks at STX Entertainment (deadline.com) have heard that, so far, neither Lufthansa nor Germanwings has formally accepted liability for the crash but it is unlikely based on evidence so far that protracted litigation be needed.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Plane Crashes, Sad News

Plane Crash Intentional

Recently, Germanwings flight 9252 crashed into the Alps, with all 150 individuals on board the plane dying in the crash. When news broke of the crash, it proved to be rather odd, as if the plane had any sort of mechanical trouble there are plenty of locations throughout the region for it to emergency land on, and the wreckage of the crash showed it did not break apart in the air. Due to this, the recovery team working on the crash went directly towards the black box in order to see what the flight recorder could shed light on regarding the accident. What they discovered was that the crash really was not an accident.

During the flight, the pilot left the co-pilot in the cockpit for a brief moment, but then when he returned the door to the cockpit was locked. Despite banging on the door, the co=pilot did not open the door or even respond to the calls from the pilot. The co-pilot then directed the plane into the mountains, killing everyone on board.

Folks at Imaging Advantage (prnewswire.com) have learned that the data recorder is able to pick up the heart rate and breathing of the co-pilot, and the heart rate did not elevate drastically or change, so it showed he was awake and in control of the plane. At the very end of the recording, right before the crash, screams from the passengers could be heard right before hitting the mountain.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Plane Crashes, Sad News

Cessna Plane Makes Emergency, Miracle Landing in New Jersey, No Injuries Reported

 

What looked like a scene from an action movie unfolded in New Jersey on Thursday. A Cessna C150, a single engine fixed-wing plane, made an emergency landing on Thursday afternoon on Route 23 in West Milford, NJ, and amazingly no one was injured.

According to sources the plane flew out of Orange County, NJ and was piloted by a Doctor from the area who wishes to remain anonymous. Shortly after the plane took off it experienced a power failure. The pilot released 10 miles out that the plane had lost power. He thought quickly and placed the plane on glide while looking for a place to land. It is believed the doctor, who wished to only be identified as Christopher is the owner of the plane.

The pilot spotted route 23, a busily traveled access road in West Milford, New Jersey and landed the plane, coming within inches of an 18 wheeler that was being driven by a student driver. According to reports from witnesses like Haidar Barbouti, the pilot allegedly landed the plane, the pulled it off to the side, narrowly missing a Volkswagen and the 18-wheeler.

Traffic stopped and the police were called.

1 Comment

Filed under Check It Out, Plane Crashes

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysia Flight Officially an Accident

 

Remember that missing Malaysia flight that went down over the water? No, not that one, the other one. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that mysteriously vanished is being officially declared an accident. The flight vanished on March 8, 2014. According to Buzzfeed.com now that the incident is officially an accident, the passengers and crew on board can be declared as legally dead. Family members can now be compensated for their loss.

Teams from Malaysia, Australia, and China will continue to search for the missing flight despite the ruling. The Malaysian civil aviation chief has said that continuing the search to find the missing plane remains a priority for them.

Every rest area, gas station, fast food joint, and trucker haven had the news tuned to the story. The world was captivated by the mystery said Sergio Lins Andrade. What happened and where could they be? Theories were being slung left and right, none of them really able to be confirmed. Personally, I was hoping for a LOST scenario where we later find most of the passengers alive and well on a crazy hidden island. I suppose that is best left to fiction.

1 Comment

Filed under Plane Crashes

Airasia: The Second Black Box Is Recovered

Divers have also recovered the second black box of the unit of AirAsia that was crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 last year, which could allow investigators to shed light on the fate of the 8501 flight. The cockpit voice recorder was found on Tuesday in the cabin of the unit, as read by Gianfrancesco Genoso in an article recently reported.
The two black boxes will be transferred to Jakarta for complete analysis by the experts; a process that could take up to two weeks. All discussions between the captain and co-pilot must be available and it may reveal about the actual reason behind the crash of plane. 

Only 48 bodies have been found so far, while the plane was carrying 162 people. Divers have also recovered the second black box of the unit of AirAsia that was crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 last year, which could allow investigators to shed light on the fate of the 8501 flight.

The pilots asked air traffic controllers for permission to gain altitude to avoid threatening clouds, but could not get it because of air traffic. Four minutes later, the plane disappeared from radar without having sent a distress signal.

1 Comment

Filed under New Travel, Plane Crashes, Weather Conditions