According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
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 planes going down!” said Mrs.Weinreich. I didn’t know what to do, so I ducked under my seat. Everybody else did the same except Mrs. Weinreich. She stayed in the front of the plane. She tried messing with the buttons and pulling the throttle up.
As I was awakened from a deep sleep, my aunt was yelling “get all your stuff we have to leave.” I didn’t fully understand what was going on by the way I was awakened. It was five o’clock in the morning when I heard my cousin on the other end of the phone saying “we have to leave New Orleans now, the hurricane is going to hit and we will not be safe here.” I never thought I would have to pack up and leave my home because of a natural disaster. As I gather the things that would fit in the small purple suitcase I was still in disbelief of what was going to take place. One by one we loaded up her red Pontiac and headed for the Texas border with my cousin following in the car behind us. The city of New Orleans wasn’t prepared for the type of danger that was to come.
He also has episodes of his flight crash, he knows how he will die, and how his wife dies. This book is so sporadic, the audience never truly knows when this book is taking place in Billy’s life. Each page could contain three or more different events in Billy’s
In one event, Louie and 7 other crew members on the Green Hornet (the name of the plane) all crash: “The engine wouldn't start. The plane kept dropping. Green Hornet was doomed. The best Phil could do was try to level it out to ditch. He grunted three words into the interphone: ‘Prepare to crash.’ (pg 118).” In this moment that Louie and the crew members crash, Louie is drowning but eventually makes it up to shore.
This over confidence is continued and see lights in the distance and the Captain assumes it is Guam; however, he was wrong it was a hill outside of the airport. This mistake cannot be reversed and the plane crashes into the mountain that cause the death of most of the Passengers on the boing 747. The second part of the chapter goes through many other crashes that take place under the control of this airline and says that after all that the airline had their safety rating downgraded in 1999. Since then they have had a spotless safety record that led them to getting an award in 2006 for their safety and falling back into good grace with the aviation world. The chapter continues by giving many other examples to crashes and using their black boxes to show the difference in how they dress each other between cultures.
Unfortunately the day they attempted the flight, the heavy crosswinds let the plane in the air but always had to touch back down. On the third attempted to get the plane in the air it had to touch down again but destroyed the planes undercarriage and crippling the plane. James Mollison and his wife were not harmed but it ended anymore attempts that
Fatigue drastically lowered their ability to consider other viable options. Due to fatigue, the team was more concerned about landing and not any other course of action such as diverting or even delaying the landing. Furthermore, due to fatigue, the first officer was incapable of confirming that the auto spoilers had been armed for landing. Furthermore, the captain failed to realize, despite his experience, that he had not requested for flaps 40 and not completed the before landing checklist. This, therefore, made their course of action more precarious and finally resulted in the accident.
I knew it a definite potential of calming me down, although I was quite mistaken. Every five minutes I was looking down at my phone, anticipating to see a message from my dad. After twenty minutes of constant anxiety filling the room, Joy jumped out of her seat and decided to take us all on a shopping trip. Shopping is one of my favorite hobbies, so I was first to accept this much needed trip of enjoyment. I knew I could never make it through the day sitting at home staring at a blank screen.