At the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, in Tacoma, Washington, he released thirty-six passengers and two crew members once his demands were met (Pasternak). After taking off again Cooper ordered the plane to fly at a low altitude towards Mexico. At 8:13pm pressure gauges recorded his jump over the Lewis River from 10,000ft into a thunderstorm with over a hundred mile per hour winds and negative temperatures wearing only a thin suit, wrap-around sunglasses, and a rain coat (Brad Meltzer's Decoded). Many people believe that this was a suicidal jump and that Cooper died that night (Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History). A reporting error in this high interest case mixed up his name forever immortalizing him as D.B.
Leah Kalmowitz HUM115 Thinking Critically In The Humanities 1. The events of September 11 from Wikipedia resources were: At 8:46 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC), and at 9:03 a.m., another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower (2 WTC). Five hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the The Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. A fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93, under the control of four hijackers, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh, at 10:03 a.m. after the passengers fought the hijackers. Flight 93's ultimate target is believed to have been either the Capitol or the White House. Flight 93's cockpit
Estimates by the Red Cross and the Texas Department of Public Safety counted 468 fatalities, 100 persons missing and never found, and approximately 3,500 injured. Property and product loss, including 1.5 million barrels of petroleum products, totaled almost $5.5 billion in 2003 dollars. Finally, two thousand townspeople were left without homes at least temporarily, after one third of the town’s 1,519 houses were condemned (Richardson, 2005). Texas City is located on the Texas Gulf Coast, in Galveston County (Stephens 1997). It is on the southwestern shore of Galveston Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico.
From city historical record is only 28% of Joplin new home has basement as of 2009,compared with 38%two decades ago. What doe this tells of a city with or located on an alloy of a tornado? Or when it comes in mitigation and preparedness in confronting natural disaster?. Since the tornado, the engineers have criticized the tie up construction of home depot in which all but two of the modeling home used as a sample to demonstrate to the public the benefit of tie structures all collapsed in a domino effect after the tornado, lifted the roof killing seven people in front of the home depot
(History.com) Later on in the 1900 hundreds, there were several more reports of ships being hit by what was said to be a freak wave or rogue wave. One of the most famous ships to get hit by a rogue wave was the Queen Mary. In 1942 while carrying 15,000 American troops 608 nautical miles (700 mi/1,126 km) from Scotland during a gale, RMS Queen Mary was broadsided by a 92-foot (28 m) wave and nearly capsized. Queen Mary listed briefly about 52 degrees before the ship slowly righted herself. (live science.com) One of the most memorable rogue wave occurrences was on October 30, 1991.
Lindbergh first of all had an impossible task of flying nonstop from New-York to Paris, in addition of the 25,000 dollar price tag posted by Raymond Orteig that comes with the accomplishment. The heroic part of this accomplishment was the combination of both a terrible weather when taking off and the unbelievable darkness that crossed over Cape Cod and Nova Scotia and headed for the open Atlantic. According to Lindbergh, “"Darkness set in about 8:15 and a thin, low fog formed over the sea through which the white bergs showed up with surprising clearness. This fog became thicker and increased in height until within two hours I was just skimming the top of storm clouds at about ten thousand feet. Even at this altitude there was a thick haze through which only the stars directly overhead could be seen.
The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew were said to attempt to retake control of the plane. 2,999 people were estimated as dead, and a massive 6, 291+ were considered injured. On this date, 9/11, I was 11 years old in the 5th grade of grammar school. At that time I never went to New York before, but it to me is a massive city with a lot of pride and tradition. The though of the actions that were taking on this day by terrorists shocked me as a kid and
At this moment the tower became puzzled; even if the compasses were not working, the crew should have been able to fly west by following the sun. But the 5 navy aircraft never returned to base. Even their traces could not be found till to date. Similarly there are hundreds of aircrafts and ships so far lost in Bermuda triangle .Here is pertinent to discuss , few major recorded incidents occurring in Bermuda triangle includes: INCIDENTS * The USS
This means no overly tight pants, or things such as sandals (Buchanan). 2) You should make sure not to have anything on you that’s loose that may fall away during your decent. This applies to phones, cameras, etc. Most drop zones have a dedicated photographer to jump with you and capture the moment. 3) Once all this is done depending on the school or drop zone you went to get ready to either jump in a tandem or fly solo in your very first skydive.
The Bermuda Triangle Mystery The Bermuda Triangle is a strange and mysterious region in the South West Atlantic, where people, ships, boats, and air craft flying over it have presumably been sucked into its stormy waters and/or disappeared. The apexes of this triangle have been widely disputed but generally thought to be Bermuda, Miami, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico; this area covers about 500000 miles. One may ask how could a ship possibly disappear, but somehow many ships have. In 1918, a navy ship called the U.S.S Cyclops went missing along with 309 crew members. No one knows for sure what happened, but people have speculated that the captain was rather eccentric, and that the crew had a disagreements, which later, was settled before the ship vanished.