Air disasters
An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place between the time any person ...
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Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee
A severe thunderstorm forced a Boeing 737 to attempt an emergency landing on the most unlikely, impossible place: a New Orleans levee.
Air Disasters: Nowhere to Land
Caught in a severe thunderstorm en route from Belize to New Orleans, TACA Airlines Flight 110 is in trouble. Just 20 miles from the airport, the engines quit, effectively turning the Boeing 737 into a...
List of accidents and disasters by death toll
This is a list of accidents and disasters by death toll. It shows the number of fatalities associated with various explosions, structural fires, flood disasters, coal mine disasters, and other notable...
Air safety
Aviation safety is a term encompassing the theory, investigation, and categorization of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through regulation, education, and training. It can also be...
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Turbine engine failure
A turbine engine failure occurs when a turbine engine in an aircraft unexpectedly stops producing thrust due to a malfunction other than fuel exhaustion.Turbine engines in use on today’s turbine-powe...
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List of airliner shootdown incidents
In the history of commercial aviation, there have been many airliner shootdown incidents which have been caused intentionally or by accident. This is a chronologically ordered list meant to document i...
List of airliner shootdown incidents - Wikipedia
Aviation medicine
Aviation medicine, also called flight medicine or aerospace medicine, is a preventive or occupational medicine in which the patients/subjects are pilots, aircrews, or persons involved in spaceflight. ...
Aviation accidents and incidents
An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place between the time any person ...
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Nuclear and radiation accidents by death toll
There have been more than 20 nuclear and radiation accidents involving fatalities. These involved nuclear power plant accidents, nuclear submarine accidents, radiotherapy accidents and other mishaps....
Nuclear and radiation accidents by death toll - Wikipedia
Lists of rail accidents
This is the list of rail accident lists.
Lists of rail accidents - Wikipedia
Aircraft rescue and firefighting
Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) is a special category of firefighting that involves the response, hazard mitigation, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft invol...
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List of rail accidents
This is the list of rail accident lists.
List of rail accidents - Wikipedia
List of fires
This is a list of historic disastrous fires. Urban fires are the most numerous due to loss of life and property, but also included are lists of fires in individual structures, ships and other transpor...
List of fires - Wikipedia
List of spaceflight-related accidents and incidents
This article lists verifiable spaceflight-related accidents and incidents resulting in fatality or near-fatality during flight or training for manned space missions, and testing, assembly, preparation...
List of spaceflight-related accidents and incidents - Wikipedia
Volcanic ash and aviation safety
Plumes of volcanic ash near active volcanoes are an aviation safety hazard, especially for night flights. Volcanic ash is hard and abrasive, and can quickly cause significant wear to propellers and tu...
Volcanic ash and aviation safety - Wikipedia
List of road accidents
List of road accidents records serious road accidents: those that have a large death toll, occurred in unusual circumstances, or have some other historical significance. For crashes that killed famous...
List of road accidents - Wikipedia
Man-eater
Man-eater is a colloquial term for an animal that preys upon humans. This does not include scavenging. Although human beings can be attacked by many kinds of animals, man-eaters are those that have in...
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Airport crash tender
An airport crash tender (known in some countries as an airport fire appliance) is a specialised fire engine designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting at aerodromes.
Airport crash tender...
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Brace position
To assume a brace or crash position is an instruction that can be given to prepare for a crash, such as on an aircraft; the instruction to 'brace for impact' is often given if the aircraft must make a...
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Aircraft safety card
An aircraft safety card is a document instructing passengers on an aircraft about the procedures for dealing with various emergency conditions that might arise during the flight.The safety cards are u...
Aircraft safety card - Wikipedia
Foreign object debris
Foreign object debris (FOD) is a substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system which would potentially cause damage.Foreign object damage is any damage attributed to a foreign object (i.e....
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Pre-flight safety demonstration
The pre-flight safety demonstration (also known as a pre-flight briefing, in-flight safety demonstration, safety instructions, or simply the safety video) is a detailed explanation given before takeof...
Pre-flight safety demonstration - Wikipedia
Runway safety
Several terms fall under the flight safety topic of runway safety, including incursion, excursion, and confusion.Runway excursion is an incident involving only a single aircraft, where it makes an ina...
Controlled flight into terrain
Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) describes an accident in which an airworthy aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground, a mountain, water, or an obstacle. The pilots...
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Bird strike
A bird strike—sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine), bird hit, or BASH (for Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a h...
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ETOPS
ETOPS is an aviation acronym for Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards. It refers to the standards and recommended practices (SARPS) issued by ICAO for aircraft (such as the Ai...
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List of maritime disasters
A maritime disaster is an event which usually involves a ship or ships and can involve military action. Because of the nature of maritime travel, there is often a substantial loss of life. This list ...
List of maritime disasters - Wikipedia