5 Weird Plane Crashes. The plane crashes in today's top 5 are all very weird. The reason why these plane crashes are weird vary widely. You have to check out this vid!
5. United Air Lines DC-3 – 1937
The co-pilot dropped his microphone which jammed the controls preventing the pilot from pulling out of the glide. The plane crashed killing all 11 aboard. This was the official explanation of the NTIS!
4. United Air Lines DC-6 – 1947
While transferring fuel from one tank to another, the crew allowed fuel to overfill and overflow out the vent. A design flaw allowed the gasoline to be carried back in the slipstream to the cabin heater combustion air intake scoop. When the cabin heater came on, an explosion and fire destroyed the plane killing all 53 aboard.
3. New York Helicopter Sikorsky S61 – 1977
While passengers were loading aboard the helicopter on top of the Pan Am building, the landing gear collapsed as a result of metal fatigue causing the helicopter to tip on its side. Four people, waiting to board the craft were killed by the rotating blades. One of the blades tore loose and struck a window breaking in two. One-half of the blade then sailed two blocks striking and killing a pedestrian.
2. Aeroflot Tupolev TU-154B
The flying control officer fell asleep and did not inform the pilots that cleaning vehicles were on the runway. While attempting to land, the aircaft hit the cleaning vehicles killing 174 of 179 aboard.
1. Giraffe vs C172
A researcher for African Wild Dogs collided with a giraffe at Santawani airstrip in Botswana in his Cessna 172. From the position of the flap on the wing we presume it happened on landing. The pilot fortunately sustained minor injuries. The aircraft and the giraffe were not that lucky. As you can see in the pictures the 172 was damaged beyond repair…