Plane Explodes On The Freeway And No-one Is Hurt

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    Wow, ...look at the pictures in the link


    A lot of people will be giving thanks to their God today in Costa Mesa California today after a plane crashed and exploded right on the free-way with july 6th weekend holiday traffic all on it ... and not a single person was injured except one guy who's truck was clipped by the plane who got a bruised elbow....

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4655264/2-injured-plane-crashes-California-freeway.html

    Look at the pictures it's incredible how no-one was hurt...
     
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    It looks like the people on the plane were seriously injured, @Holly Saunders . the article said they were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries; so even though they survived the crash and explosion, it is still possible that they might not recover from the crash.
    It is amazing that no drivers on the freeway were hurt though, that is for sure.
    The 405 is one of the busiest freeways in that area, I believe; and with the holiday this weekend, there should have been a lot of traffic out there.
     
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    yes I should have said that no-one on the road was injured @Yvonne Smith ....it seems the plane was only registered 2 days ago... so perhaps it might have been pilot inexperience or maybe the plane had some structural problems
     
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    that's a miracle it didn't take out the traffic
     
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    Exactly!!!
     
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    Wow!! That was happening a long time ago, but it does still happen.
     
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    You know, this thread got me to wondering about the history of American airplane crashes, and I was greatly surprised. I would never have guessed how many there were. I expected to find many in the early history of American aviation, but then again I must remember there were fewer airplanes back then.

    I was really surprise at how many crashes there were that we just don't hear about. And, I would have expected that with all the advances in technology that air safety would lower the crash rate. Not so. Here is a list of American commercials airplane crashes since 1919. I could not find a list that gave data on both American commercial and privately owned airplane.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_commercial_aircraft
     
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    1954. January 10 – BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland Comet flying from Rome to London on the last leg of a flight from Singapore, disintegrates in mid-air, when metal fatigue from repeated pressurization cycles compromises the fuselage, killing the 29 passengers and six crew. this was the first jet powered commercial aircraft. they lost many of these until the problem was found and corrected.

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    in modern days terms this is called tombstone technology

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Comet
     
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