7 Airplane Crashes Thwarted by Awesome Pilots

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Officer Jason Dowd, JetBlue Flight 191

Fast thinking and a knack for tricks allowed co-pilot Jason Dowd to save a plane with over 100 passengers on it. JetBlue’s Flight 19 lead pilot began suffering a nervous breakdown at 35,000 feet – after preaching in religious fervor to Dowd, the pilot then turned off the plane’s radios and made the horrific announcement over the PA, “We need to take a leap of faith.” Dowd was able to trick him into taking a washroom break, during which time he locked the cockpit doors and changed the codes. I guess it’s true – when you gotta go, you gotta go.



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Typically, Ukrainian dishes are hearty, filling, and made with a variety of cooking techniques. In one dish, it’s not uncommon for cooks to have to boil or fry multiple ingredients before they’re finished together in the oven or in a bubbling stew. If you’re visiting Ukraine, make sure to check out some of these dishes. If you get a chance to taste them in their ideal form, you can easily recreate them at home.

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