Accidents that you don’t want to face when traveling or on vacation

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Anyone that spends anytime on an airplane has thought about the possibility of crashing. The passengers of a recent Asiana Airlines flight had to live through just such a nightmare.

The incident:

flight 214, a Boeing 777, crashed Saturday in San Francisco.

Victims:

2 teenage girls from China died and 182 more were taken to the hospital suffering from a range of injuries. 123 of the passengers were unharmed.

Details:

The crash happened upon landing. Witnesses have reported that the tail of the plane hit the runway first and then the plane headed to the left edge of the runway. Some have shared the thought that possibly the plane was actually on fire before landing and the pilot was heading the plane toward the water. Some of the passengers were rescued coming out of the water.

 

The incident:

A train carrying tankers of crude oil crashed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec on Saturday.

 

Victims:

40 people from the small town are still missing with 5 people being reported as being killed.

Details:

Firefighters were still working on putting the fire out 24 hours later. Apparently the train with over 70 oil filled tankers slipped, while it was supposed to be parked for the night. As it slipped downhill, it derailed, and hit downtown with a huge crash.  The initial crash leveled many buildings and homes downtown. The resulting fire then destroyed many more.

 

The incident:

A family is lost at sea on a sailing ship, for a month now, while en route from New Zealand to Australia.

 

Missing:

6 American and one Briton are reported as being on the ship.

Details:

Authorities have already searched over 97, 000 square miles by radar. There has been no sighting of the wooden vessel that was built in 1928. The passengers are a husband, wife, teenage son, and four family friends. The ship met bad weather while crossing the Tasman Sea. The last communication from the group was a text message that stated the sails were down and thankfully gave the location. The text was not actually delivered but was gotten from the system of the satellite phone provider.

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