15 DANGEROUS Plane Takeoffs and Landings - DC Machines

15 DANGEROUS Plane Takeoffs and Landings

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It's said that more than 25 million adults in the United States alone suffer from Agoraphobia or the fear of flying. And while those fears may be rational, airplane-related accidents are incredibly rare and flying is incredibly safe. But sometimes things can happen up in the air that will put even the best of pilots to the test, braving strong winds and even mitigating birds in the engine. And don’t forget about all of the airports that require pilots to make death-defying maneuvers just to come in for a safe landing. Congonhas is the 2nd largest airport in Brazil, in terms of passenger traffic, and is second only to Cumbica Airport. Until 2018, it received international and local flights. Today it operates only local flights, but even so, in 2019 - pre-pandemic, it handled more than 22 million passengers. I myself have used Congonhas Airport dozens of times and I can say that it is an excellent airport, which offers an equally excellent infrastructure. On a clear night, the approach to the airport is an unforgettable & beautiful show of thousands of lights and roads, like an immense anthill! Ascension island, another near St Helena played an important role during the Falklands war and is still in use today by us (UK). The boat access to St Helena was the last remaining Post Office boat in service I think. Sailed to Cape Town, as far as I know. At 7:40 actually departed from Tallinn, Estonia and headed to Moscow. Because of the issues with landing gear they decided to redirect the flight to Leningrad for an emergency landing. The pilots wanted to use up all fuel to diminish fire risk at "belly landing" and kept circling around the city, but fuel gauges gave wrong readout and fuel ran out when they were too far from airport. So quick decision was made for waterlanding.

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