Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
A small plane with a total of 11 people aboard crashed this Friday, February 26th, in the mountains of western Nepal, which is the country 's second deadly plane accident this week, according to officials. A government official by the name of Padamlal Lamichane reported that at least one person had died according to initial reports. Lamichane said that the plane belonging to Kasthamandap Airlines appeared to have technical difficulties and attempted to land on a farmer 's field near the top of a mountain. However, it unfortunately crashed near Tilkha village, which is about 400 kilometers or 250 miles northwest of the capital, as claimed by Kathmandu. The plane, which held nine passengers as well as two crew members, was en route from Nepalgunj town to the mountain village of Jumla.
Ellison Onizuka had a wife and two daughters he lost because of this terrible accident. He died trying to advance his country’s knowledge of space and was in the Air Force before that testing aircraft to make sure the United States’ soldiers were safe. After his death he was promoted to the rank of
In the novel Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen the main character's name is Brian Robeson. He tries to survive in a plane with a pilot who just had a heart attack. When he was in the plane he was scared knowing that if something happened to the plane he could die. The text states on page 15,¨He had to fly it somehow. Had to fly the plane.
The fourth and final plane crashed into a nearby field a few miles outside of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Since this event, airports have upgraded their security to ensure that another terrorist event doesn’t take place. After the event took place, many U.S. citizens became furious and frightened of immigrants, mainly those originating from the middle east. Another bleak
One of them flew into the pentagon right outside of Washington, D.C. There was a fourth one, but crew members and passengers fought the terrorists and it ended up crashing in Pennsylvania. Everybody on the plane died, but nobody outside was hurt. They had other plans besides the twin towers, but that plan failed so they turned to major
It was a cloudy morning, most men up and lounging around and some on duty. You could barely see the sun shining through the thick clouds. You could though, hear the buzz of a plane when flying through the thick white clouds.The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor and America had joined World War Two. The event that changed the course of American History. Many people were killed from the many bombs dropped upon Pearl Harbor, destroying many important battleships and aircrafts used in wars.
Introduction On September 11, 2001 the world understood why the transportation system is considered a critical infrastructure, especially America, because the terrorist attack grounded every commercial and private flight in the country for days. This had never been seen at such a level. As word traveled about the four hijacked aircraft many airlines started rerouting flights for fear of other attempts to harm others and carry out more attacks. Airlines cancelled thousands of flights and it was felt around the world the deeply striking blow of fear created by Al Qaeda the Islamic terrorist group headed by then Osama Bin Laden. According to the National Preparedness Goal “ensuring the security of the homeland requires terrorism prevention
In Roger Rosenblatt’s “The Man In The Water” the author tells the readers about a plane crash that killed nearly 80 people with only six survivors left in the water. Then out of nowhere a mysterious man appeared to risk his life to save the other passengers. His actions left them thinking how could an ordinary man-they didn't know- to be brave-selfless, and a hero. Bravery means ready to face and endure danger or pain and showing courage. In this case the man in the water showed that he was brave, according to paragraph 4 lines 2-3 “He was seen clinging with five other survivors to the tail section of the airplane.
Abstract The accident on McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, N215AA of 1991 is a good example of an aviation accident that occurred majorly due to human factors. This paper aims to analyze the main causes involving human factors that lead to the crash. The two core factors associated with the accident include; fatigue and situational stress. Both crew members sustained long duty day that exceeding the maximum waking hours. Additionally, the prevailing weather conditions placed them in a stressful environment.