Interested to see what everybody thinks is the most well known/publicized accident of all time. You still see stuff,90 some odd years later, about the Titanic on a regular basis it what made me wonder about this. Let's see what you think.
UnAnswerd said:Is that the "Valujet" crash, with the oxygen bottles in the cargo area???
Fly_Chick said:Overall: Titanic, Chernobyl, Bhopal, and finally the Andrea Doria, made famous by the Seinfeld episode.
Flying: Tenerife, the Hindenburg, Eastern L1011 in the Everglades.
Accident? Negligent act.29 December 1972; Eastern Airlines L1011; near Miami, FL: The aircraft had a controlled flight into terrain in the Everglades swamp. While approaching Miami at night, the crew allowed the aircraft to enter a shallow descent while they were attempting to diagnose a minor equipment failure. Five of the 13 crew members and 94 of the 163 passengers were killed.
Some people still do not believe that oxygen canisters caused that fire...Fly_Chick said:Courtesy of http://www.airsafe.com
11 May 1996; ValuJet Airlines DC9-32; Near Miami, FL:
The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Miami to Atlanta. A fire had started in one of the cargo compartments at some point after the cargo had been loaded. Shortly after departure, the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, and soon lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft went into a steep dive, crashing into the Florida Everglades about 15 miles (24 km) from the airport. All 105 passengers and five crew members were killed.