7 Airplane Crashes Thwarted by Awesome Pilots

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Bill Hagan, Belfast

After a seven foot tall Kenyan man stormed the cockpit of his aircraft, Captain Bill Hagan overpowered him and safely landed the plan with 400 people on it. The man had gained access to the control room and began grabbing at the joysticks in an attempt to crash the plane and bring the passengers to untimely deaths. Thankfully, heroes do exist. Eat your Wheaties, kids.

Chesley Sullenberger, Flight 1549

Humans invented airplanes so we could fly like birds and travel all over the world. But what happens when we accidentally suck our inspiring friends into the engines of our creations? Pilot Chesley Sullenberger found out when a flock of birds crossed paths with his plane, causing engine failure and chaos. He expertly maneuvered the plane over the Hudson River and performed a water landing, saving the entire group of passengers and crew from otherwise perishing in the icy waters.

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Jetstar JQ989, Sydney

A quick thinking pilot had only seconds to pull back from what could have been a terrible crash landing during a strong crosswinds storm in Sydney. As the plane was coming down for a landing, it began to take heavy winds, which added to the even more severe problems of low visibility on the runway. The pilot made the expert decision to pull the plane up and ascend out of the storm just before touching down — fast thinking that may have saved hundreds of lives. Get this guy on Jeopardy.



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.