5 More bizarre Airplane accidents. We can not stop finding bizarre plane crashes. Seriously! Airplanes accidents happen because of the most bizarre reasons!
5. Northeast Airlines DC06A – 1957
Shortly after lifting off from La Guardia Airport in a snowstorm, the plane rolled sharply to the left and crashed on Rikers Island. 20 people died but 78 people were rescued, thanks in part to several inmates from the Rikers Island Prison, who made some heroic rescues. As a result of their actions, of the 57 inmates who assisted with the rescue effort, 30 were released and 16 received a reduction of six months by the N.Y.C. Parole Board.
4. Alleghney Airlines Martin 202 – 1959
This plane crashed into a mountain after a malfunctioning compass indicated an erroneous heading. Only one of the 25 passengers survived. Louis Matarazzo was interviewed shortly after and said: "The Lord opened my side of the plane and I was able to jump out, I fought my way through flames, past the wreckage."
3. United Airlines Flight 297 – 1962
The aircraft struck a flock of Whistling Swans at night, at 6,000 ft. One, estimated to be 13 pounds, struck the leading edge of the tail stabilizer, weakening the structure and causing it to detach. The aircraft lost control and crashed killing all 17 people aboard.
The crash happened in 1962, that second picture is not a picture of the actual accident!
2. BOAC Flight 911 – 1966
The aircraft crashed into Mt. Fuji when the pilot decided to give the passengers a view of the mountain. The aircraft encountered severe clear air turbulence and started to come apart in the air before crashing killing 124 aboard. How nice of the pilot to show those people that mountain…
1. Germania Airlines – 2009
"It was like a scene from the Hitchcock movie The Birds. One second all was clear, and the next thing you saw were these birds swarming over the plane," said an onlooker.
It is thought more than 200 starlings were sucked into the right engine as the Boeing jet approached 200mph. Others dented the fuselage but thankfully did not pierce it. Their splattered remains could be seen on the plane later. Amazingly the pilot managed