5 More Unbelievable Plane Crashes. This plane crashes list contains some of the craziest, most unbelievable crashes we have see so far.
5. Pan International BAC-111 – 1971
The aircraft collided with a bridge, shearing off both wings, after a double engine failure occurred during takeoff because the water-injection system to cool the engines during takeoff was inadvertently filled with kerosene instead of water. What the heck?!
4. Grand Canyon Air Piper 32-300 – 1976
On 29 November 1976, an unrestrained German shepherd on board a Grand Canyon Air Piper 32-300 interfered with the controls, causing the plane to crash. The crash is actually recognized by 'guinness world records' as the first ever plane crash caused by a dog.
3. VASP B737 – 1982
The aircraft broke in two after a hard landing, killing 2 people. The pilot's misuse of rain repellent, caused an optical illusion leading to the hard landing. Just when you thought it couldn't get more bizarre…
2. Helicopter over filmset – 1982
During the filming of "Twilight Zone, The Movie," a helicopter crashed, killing actor Vic Morrow, 57, and two child actors. The helicopter was hovering low over a make-believe Vietnamese village when an explosive charge from the special effects hit the tail rotor of the helicopter, sending it crashing to the ground.
1. Aloha flight 243 – 1988
On April 28, 1988, a mid-air fuselage separation on Aloha Flight 243 resulted in explosive decompression and loss of a part of the planes roof. Luckily, the pilot managed to land the plane safely. There was only one fatality, a flight attendant who was sucked out of the plane. Her body was never recovered…