1994,When Technology Fails : significant technological disasters, accidents, and failures of the twentieth century, Gale Research, Detroit, pp.81-86. This article assesses the causes and consequences of accident of United Airlines Boeing 747 Hawaii (1989). The authors enlighten two other accidents which were connected severely with this accident which are Pan Am 747-100(1987) and Kennedy International Airport 747-200 (1991) . Schlager, Neil (ed.) 1994 conclude that the real causes of this disaster were weak locks of the door and the stray signals produced by some pair of wires which made the opened itself without any command.
Month of April Deepwater Horizon was a 9-year old drilling unit that was owned by Transocean, a drilling contractor. BP leased the unit out on March 2008 for testing purposes in the Gulf of Mexico. On the 20th of April, a gas leak from the oil well, which was being drilled, rose up the drilling component and ignited and exploded on the platform of the oilrig. Most of the workers were saved by lifeboats or airlifted by helicopters before the fire engulfed the majority of the platform. 11 workers were never found however, even with the search efforts, and were presumed dead.
Not too long after returning home, Hayes started to become upset that Harlon Block was not given credit for raising the flag and was mistaken for another Marine, Hank Hansen. SoHayes hitch hiked more than 1,300 miles to Weslaco, Texas to let the family know the truth . Several years later in 1949, Hayes appeared in the John Wayne film. In the movie, the actual flag used on the mountain was used and Ira Hayes would play himself in the movie. On January 24th, 1955, Ira Hayes was found dead near a abandoned hut in Arizona during the morning.
Debbie Hayes Instructor: Molly Low English 101 Section 99 09 November 2011 The Bluebelle Yacht Mystery The year was 1961; the year John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as President of The United States, “Ham” the chimp was rocketed into space in a test to carry astronauts into space, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run breaking Babe Ruth’s record, and the beginning of the Vietnam War. It was also the year the Dupperault family went on the vacation of a lifetime and out of seven people only one survived (“The Bluebelle‘s Last” 17). It was cold and dreary in October and November (the average temperature for November being a mere forty-two degrees) in Green Bay, Wisconsin, when Dr. Arthur Dupperault and his family left for Florida for a family vacation. Dr. Dupperault, who was forty-one at the time, his thirty-eight year old wife Jean, and his three young children, fourteen year old Brian, eleven year old Terry Jo, and little Renee who was seven left Wisconsin on October 12 for a long awaited vacation (Brean 35). They wanted to buy a boat and sail around the southern waters but could not find what they were looking for.
Is D.B Cooper still alive? This is a question that has stumped the FBI for over 45 years. Can a man parachute from a passenger airliner in driving rain with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour? The year is 1971, 24 November to be exact. A seemingly shy man in his mid-forties buys a ticket in Portland for Seattle on Northwest Airlines flight 305.
The boats were released at 3:30am. This didn’t go to plan. Since it was pitch black when the boats were released, the tows could not see the geography of Anzac Cove. So, they solely relied on the fact that the battleships had been in the correct position when the boats were released. There are many theories why the journey went to shambles but there is one thing for sure; the boats were meant to land on a two mile front in between Hell Spit and Gaba Tepe, but they landed around Ari Burnu, 1.5miles north of their intended area.
The meeting lasted only ten minutes, since all those present quickly agreed that Tom Kinder should be fired. According to management, Kinder had caused the company numerous problems over the last eighteen months, and the incident that Saturday had been “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Plant management believed it had rid itself of a poor employee, one the company had offered numerous opportunities for improvement. It seemed like an airtight case and one the union could not win if taken to arbitration. Tom Kinder had worked for the Aero Engine Company for fourteen years prior to his discharge. He was initially employed as an engine mechanic servicing heavy-duty diesel engines.
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case - The Film Eng 225 Intro to film Professor Amy Morris 1/14/2013 It was August 26, 1974, when the first man to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic died of cancer in his home out in Maui. He was 72 years old and had lived long enough to be worshipped and reviled by the American public. During the 18 months between the death of Lindbergh and the 1976 television production of The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, the U.S. had endured some culture crises that were certain to challenge the self-image of “The American." Early in 1974 Patricia Hearst, publishing heiress, was abducted by the Symbionese Liberation Army only to resurface as Tanya, a gun-toting member of the gang of thugs. The public acknowledged the United State’s involvement in Vietnam at large as a debacle of unparalleled proportion.
April 15: The attack begins in the early hours of a Saturday morning. The CIA-backed brigade of Cuban exiles sends eight B-26 bombers from Nicaragua to Cuba to destroy Fidel Castro’s air force on the ground. Staged to look like an internal revolt by Castro’s own men, the air raid is only partly successful. At least six of Castro’s fighter planes survive. That afternoon, Adlai Stevenson, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, insists America had nothing to do with the air raids.
28 Years Ago: Remembering the Challenger Disaster January 28, 2014 12:16 PM CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami) — Today marks 28 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — just 73 seconds into flight — killed all seven on board, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. The Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, after booster engine failed. People all over the country watched the disaster live because the shuttle was carrying Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. (FILE PHOTO) Space Shuttle Challenger crew members gather for an official portrait November 11, 1985.