Watch these amazing mind bending videos of world’s 5 biggest accidents. The whole planet was shocked when these events were start happening.
On March 27, 1977, on the island of Tenerife, two fully loaded 747 jumbo jets collided on a fog-blanketed runway, claiming the lives of 583 people in what is still the deadliest crash in aviation history.Now, almost 30 years later, near misses on the ground are the leading cause of aviation accidents, raising the question of what can be done to improve runway safety. Featuring moving interviews with the few survivors of the disaster and with top accident investigators, this program examines the fateful confluence of events that led to the Tenerife tragedy and its continuing relevance for air travel today.
On November 13, 2002, the Prestige oil tanker was carrying 77,000 tons of heavy fuel oil when one of its twelve tanks burst during a storm off Galicia, Spain. Fearing that the ship would sink, the captain called for help from Spanish rescue workers, expecting them to take the ship into harbor. However, pressure from local authorities forced the captain to steer the ship away from the coast. The captain tried to get help from the French and Portuguese authorities, but they too ordered the ship away from their shores. The storm eventually took its toll on the ship resulting in the tanker splitting in half and releasing 20 million gallons oil into the sea.
Trevor Bayne (21) passes Jimmie Johnson (48) as Johnson hits the wall during the Kansas race. Johnson led early, then rallied from this setback to leave the track still seven points behind Brad Keselowski in the championship race at the time.
The world’s worst off-shore oil disaster. At one time, it was the world’s single largest oil producer, spewing out 317,000 barrels of oil per day. On July 6, 1988, as part of routine maintenance, technicians removed and checked safety valves which were essential in preventing dangerous build-up of liquid gas. There were 100 identical safety valves which were checked. Unfortunately, the technicians made a mistake and forgot to replace one of them. At 10 PM that same night, a technician pressed a start button for the liquid gas pumps and the world’s most expensive oil rig accident was set in motion.
Within 2 hours, the 300 foot platform was engulfed in flames. It eventually collapsed, killing 167 workers and resulting in $3.4 Billion in damages.
Here is the first accident that is worth billions of dollars (ranked seventh on the list). A B-2 stealth bomber crashed shortly after takeoff from an air base in Guam on February 23, 2008. Investigators found the flight data in the controller computer and found poorer accidents caused by water vapor in the system. This caused the aircraft suddenly lost control and crashed immediately. This accident is an accident of 21 B-2 Bomber aircraft and is the most expensive in the history of aviation. Both the pilot is able to save themselves, the accident happened at about 2:00.