Category: flight

The Soviet government banned cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin from space flight after another cosmonaut died in a crash, fearing the political impact his death would have. Gagarin requested that he be able to fly regular aircraft, which the government granted. He died five weeks later in a plane crash.

There are some ‘extreme commuters’, who find it cheaper to take a flight to San Francisco than to live there.

Passengers on flight NH106 took off in Japan in 2019 and landed in the USA back in 2018.

A Boeing 737, a typical airplane for domestic flights, in front of an Airbus A380.

An Air Canada flight was asked by Australian authorities to investigate an emergency beacon. The plane, with 270 people, flew at 4000 feet as crew and passengers used binoculars to locate a stranded sailor, who was later rescued by police. The flight landed safely in Sydney, 90 minutes delayed.

In 1990 a wrongly installed windscreen on BA Flight 5390 fell out, causing the plane’s cockpit to decompress and its captain to be pulled halfway out of the aircraft at an altitude of over 17,000 feet. The crew held onto the captain’s body fearing it would get sucked into the engine. The captain survived.

A flight attendant quit his job by telling an unruly passenger “Fuck you”, grabbing beer from the beverage cart, deploying the emergency escape chute and sliding away off into the sunset. source

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United Airlines is now offering up to $10,000 for passengers who give up their seat on an overbooked flight. source

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