10 Airline Accidents That Improved Air Travel Safety

Our third episode was going to focus on Hollywood Air Crashes. However, in the wake of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco, we’ll look at the top ten accidents & crashes that led to improved safety and technology. Today, airline travel remains your safest bet to get from point A to point B.

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—Image & Video Credits:

Grand Canyon mid-air:
-commons.wikimedia.org
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Radar_tower_airport_Frankfurt_-_Radarturm_Flughafen_Frankfurt_-_03b.jpg
-Grand Canyon mid-air: TIME magazine Photo
-Pan Am Historical Foundation
-Air Crash Investigation – Grand Canyon Disaster
Cineflix (Mayday) Inc. — 2012
http://www.zlcalumni.com/grand-canyon-mid-air-collision
-FAA.gov

BOAC Comet:
-commons.wikimedia.org
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BOAC_Comet_1952.jpg
-Seconds from Disaster, “Comet Air Crash”
-Comet Square Window – http://www.retrotempo.co.uk/2013/01/29/retro-design-the-squircle/
PBS – 21st Century Jet – Building the Boeing 777

Aloha Airlines 243:
-Aloha Airlines Flight 243 — News Report, NBC Universal
http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/aloha243/photo.shtml

Delta 191:
-Delta 191 – (1985) DALLAS MORNING NEWS
-Air Crash Investigation – Invisible Killer, Cineflix (Mayday) Inc. — 2012
-NASA.gov

Aeromexico 498:
-Aeromexico Flight 498: http://www.insidebayarea.com/california/ci_18799968
-Air Crash Investigation – Out of Sight, Cineflix (Mayday) Inc. — 2012
-CBS2 Los Angeles
TCAS Alert — Cessna Citation: https://www.youtube.com/captmoonbeam

Controlled Flight Into Terrain:
-commons.wikimedia.org
-Korea Airlines Flight 801 – http://osd.dtic.mil/photos/Aug1997/970806-N-4790M-005.html
-Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System – Honeywell International Inc.
-GPWS Extended Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lSayN1s9uE

Air Canada Flight 797:
-FAA.gov
http://lessonslearned.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=1&LLID=26&LLTypeID=4
http://afkra.blogspot.com/2012/05/plane-crashes-that-changed-aviation.html
-Air Crash Investigation “Fire Fight” Cineflix (Mayday) Inc. — 2012
-Airline Interior: fly+

Tenerife:
http://www.milnix.com/rd.php?url=http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world/world-s-worst-air-disaster-that-killed-people-11300.html
-Most Deadly Aviation Disaster; Discovery Channel

Engine Failures:
-ATSB.gov.au
http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/2891294/vh-oqa-fig7.jpg
757 Bird Strike – Simon Lowe: youtube.com/1970sPlaneSpotter
GE90 Engine Tests: Modern Marvels – History Channel

Flight Data Recorders:
-NTSB.gov

-Enhanced Vision System – Gulfstream Aerospace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR9lyAM2YNE
-Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology
-NextGen Air Traffic Animation: NASA.gov

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