Note: this accident was previously featured in episode 11 of the plane crash series on November 18th, 2017, prior to the series’ arrival on Medium. This article is written without reference to and supersedes the original.

On the 30th of June 1956, a fateful sequence of events in the skies…

On the 25th of January 2010, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 climbing out from Beirut, Lebanon suddenly departed its cleared route, entered a tightening spiral, and plunged into the Mediterranean Sea from a height of 9,000 feet. All 90 people on board were killed, the worst air disaster in the…

Note: this accident was previously featured in episode 10 of the plane crash series on November 11th, 2017, prior to the series’ arrival on Medium. This article is written without reference to and supersedes the original.

In the early hours of the first of June 2009, Air France flight 447…

On the 13th of December 1977, friends and family waved goodbye to the young men of the University of Evansville basketball team, who were headed to a routine away game against Middle Tennessee State. Certainly none of them imagined that it would be the last time they saw the players…

Note: this accident was previously featured in episode 8 of the plane crash series on October 28th, 2017, prior to the series’ arrival on Medium. This article is written without reference to and supersedes the original.

On the 25th of May 1979, America’s deadliest plane crash unfolded in 31 harrowing…

On the 7th of August 2020, an Air India Express Boeing 737 departed Dubai for a repatriation flight, carrying 184 Indian passengers stranded by the Covid-19 pandemic. But as the plane approached the narrow tabletop runway in the city of Kozhikode, the flight took a turn for the worse. Storms…

On the 28th of September 2018, a Boeing 737 on an island-hopping journey across Micronesia unexpectedly slammed into the bright blue waters of Chuuk Lagoon while on final approach, coming to rest 140 meters short of the runway. The unplanned ditching caught the occupants by surprise, and one passenger who…

Note: this accident was previously featured in episode 7 of the plane crash series on October 21st, 2017, prior to the series’ arrival on Medium. This article is written without reference to and supersedes the original.

In 1841, Sir James Clark Ross and his crew sailed into a nameless bay…

Note: this accident was previously featured in episode 6 of the plane crash series on October 14th, 2017, prior to the series’ arrival on Medium. This article is written without reference to and supersedes the original.

On the 25th of July 2000, travelers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris…

On the 24th of October 1947, a United Airlines Douglas DC-6 caught fire over Utah, forcing the pilots into a desperate battle to get their burning plane on the ground. …

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