Just two months after the four airplane disasters of September 11, 2001, anAirbus A-300 taking off from New York's JFK International Airport for SantoDomingo, Dominican Republic, crashed into a neighborhood in Belle Harbor,Queens, immediately raising fears of another terrorist attack. Five people onthe ground and all 260 people aboard were killed. Though the NTSB will notrelease its final findings until spring 2004, they have ruled out terrorism,focusing instead on the plane's vertical tail stabilizer and rudder, whichsnapped off as the plane fell from the sky. Several months after the accident,the NTSB issued two safety recommendations involving the A-300's verticalstabilizer and rudder, pointing out that some maneuvers can lead to structuralfailure. As a result of the warnings, Airbus is addressing these issues andAmerican Airlines has implemented regular inspections of the tail sections onall its A-300s. More NTSB recommendations and FAA requirements are expectedwith the final investigation report.
The Biggest Airplane Disasters of 2014 - EscapeHere
Air disasters are some of the most terrifying, unfortunate accidents that happen in the world, and intensive media coverage inundates the Internet and television. As of late, Asian air disasters have been occurring frequently, with 2014 being one of the worst years in recent memory. The first few months of 2015 have been tragic as well, and the investigation into the costs and causes of these air disasters has been ongoing in an effort to prevent future fatalities. This examination of Asian airplane disasters will begin with a look at four major 2014 disasters: AirAsia Flight QZ8501; TransAsia Airways Flight GE22A; Malaysia Airlines Flight 17; and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. An inquiry into 2015’s TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 will follow, with conclusions drawn about the possible causes of these incidents.
The three worst airplane disasters in history - Utiket
Science Channel investigates one of the most perplexing airplane disasters in recent history with the US Premiere of "AirAsia 8501: Anatomy of a Crash." This fateful event culminated on December 28th, 2014 when AirAsia flight 8501 and its 155 passengers and seven crew members were lost in a storm, 40 minutes into its journey from Indonesia to Singapore. Comparing and contrasting the story of this flight with aviation tragedies of the recent past such as Air France flight 447 and Malaysia Airlines flight 370, this in-depth documentary will examine the impact of the Earth’s increasingly severe weather conditions on the aviation industry. It will also question whether so-called ‘super storms’ are becoming more frequent and severe, while looking at the cutting-edge technology currently being developed to prevent future tragedies. "AirAsia 8501: Anatomy of a Crash" airs Tuesday, April 28 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel.
Airplane Disasters - Deans & Lyons, LLP