5 Crazy Plane Crashes You Won’t Believe Everyone Survived

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Rocky Mountain Low

This incident in Colorado left 100 passengers thanking their lucky stars to be alive after a plane crashed and burned on the runway at Denver International Airport. The Continental Airlines Boeing 737 failed to take off properly and instead plunged into a ravine where it lost its landing gear along with an engine. Passengers fled as the plane caught fire and plastic from the overhead compartments melted and dripped down onto the seats. Fortunately the crash happened only 200 yards from one of the airport’s fire stations and the blaze was quickly extinguished. Apart from a few fractures and broken bones, no serious injuries were reported.

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Miracle on the Hudson

Quick thinking by one brave pilot turned what could have been a national tragedy into a heroic story with a very happy ending. Captain Chesley Sullenberger was piloting US Airways Flight 1549 headed for North Carolina out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport when the plane flew through a flock of migrating Canadian geese. One of the birds was sucked into the engine, causing the plane to lose power as it flew over New York City. Narrowly avoiding a major disaster that would have had an undoubtedly devastating toll, Captain Sullenberger managed to instead crash-land the plan in the Hudson River.

Some passengers waded through knee-deep water to escape, while others stood on the wings of the plane waiting to be rescued. The only injuries reported were a pair of broken legs and the Captain was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons” of 2009.



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.