5 Crazy Plane Crashes You Won’t Believe Everyone Survived

If the thought of flying makes your palms sweat and your stomach queasy, relax, take a deep breath and calm your nerves by reading this list of plane crashes that should have been fatal, but luckily weren’t.

a-mid-air-collisionJoggie Botma / Shutterstock

A Mid-Air Collision

If the fear of a malfunctioning parachute isn’t already enough to make you swear off the extreme sport of skydiving, this harrowing crash story just might do it. Somewhere over the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota, two airplanes carrying nine skydivers and two pilots between them crashed in mid-air at 12,000 feet, causing some of the divers to fall out of the plane on impact. One of the planes held together and was able to land but the other caught fire, forcing the pilot to eject himself from the aircraft and activate his emergency parachute.

Thankfully all the divers were prepared to jump at the time of the crash and managed to dodge the falling debris as they parachuted safely back to earth… which we hope they never ever left again.

an-accidental-biplaneZastolskiy Victor / Shutterstock

An Accidental Biplane

Remember that part in Titanic where the ship broke in half? We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but that doesn’t just happen to poorly captained boats. An Indonesian Lion Air Boeing 737 carrying 108 passengers and crew missed the runway and crash landed in the ocean just off the island of Bali. The impact caused the jet’s fuselage to break in half like a cheap plastic toy, leaving passengers to flee in panic as water rushed into the cabin. Despite the chaos, everyone aboard the plane made it safely to shore with the help emergency rescue teams. Only 22 passengers were treated for minor injuries.

indies-ordealVladimir Melnikov / Shutterstock

Indie’s Ordeal

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford might want to rethink taking any more “Solo” flights after his recent brush with death. The Indiana Jones star left Santa Monica airport in his vintage World War II-era monoplane only to have the engine lose power shortly after takeoff. Unable to turn back, he instead crash landed on the 8th hole of Venice’s Penmar Golf Course in a move that some say potentially saved several lives while risking his own.

Star Wars fans needn’t worry though; Ford only suffered a bump on the head and quickly returned to work on the much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens in which he’ll be reprising his role as Han Solo. Maybe he should just stick to flying the Millennium Falcon. That hunk of junk could survive anything.

SHARE ON

Advertisement

Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.