While the pilot was driving, he randomly had a massive heart attack, and since there was no medical assistance, he died within a couple of minutes. Brian was now all alone and terrified. When he finally came to his senses, he saw the radio the pilot used and he tried to reach out for help. His attempts failed. He luckily finds a lake and crashes into it, then he somehow escapes, very wounded.
Pan-Am Flight 103 Crashes in Scotland On December 21, Pan American Flight 103 crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland. The flight was headed from London to New York and then to Detroit. The aircraft had been in the air for about an hour before it crashed. Before it landed in the town,a signal of the plane had been lost. There were about 240 passengers that had died in the terrifying plane crash.
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.
In The Cold Equations Barton the Pilot of the EDS ship finds a stowaway who boarded the ship illegally and says “These ships are given barely enough fuel to reach their destination, and if you stay aboard, your added weight will cause it to use up all its fuel before it reaches the ground. It will crash then, and you and I will die and so will six men waiting for the fever
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
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
Had to fly the plane. He had to help himself. The pilot was gone…” That explains that Brian is trying to fly a plane while trying to survive and he is scared that he might die. Another thing that describes his character is that through all that he has been through so far it all has been because of his parents divorce. An example on page 6 is, “ In the summer Brian would live with his father.
I said that several lieutenants in my Flight had complained to me about Dunn’s inexcusable negligence in that regard, and that I had personally complained to Captain Don Adams, the 16th Squadron Executive Officer about how Dunn was unnecessarily endangering the lives of pilots in Flights that he led. I mentioned that on the day of the crash, there had been no dogfights with the MiGs, the weather had been fine and that there had been no extenuating circumstances that made Captain Dunn keep his Flight airborne until they were all dangerously low on fuel. I opined that the only honest conclusion that the Board could arrive at was that Captain Dunn's negligence had killed Lt. Lagoyda. With that, pandemonium erupted in the room. Finally Major Moore called the members back to order and then addressed himself to
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.
Cooper died during the history creating jump. First off, Himmelsbach, who worked the case from 1971 until he retired from the FBI, notes “Cooper didn’t ask for a helmet, gloves, flight jacket, jumpsuit, or boots, It was below zero degrees Fahrenheit outside, dark, and the plane was going 196 MPH” (“D.B. Cooper”). Knowing this, he was probably a very inexperienced jumper, meaning he had an unbelievable high chance of being killed for that jump of history. After all, he left behind the 2 best chutes!