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airline disasters in progress. Some individuals may consider this footage to be
of a graphic nature, and viewer discretion is advised.
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Dramatic security camera video shows a Tradewinds Airlines Boeing 747-200 freighter running off the runway during an aborted takeoff, seriously damaging the aircraft.
A Chalk's Ocean Airways Grumman Turbo Mallard crashes into the sea off the coast of Miami, Florida. All 20 passengers and crew aboard the seaplane were killed.
A McDonnell Douglas MD-80, on a test flight in 1982, crashes on landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California after landing with a high rate of descent. All 7 crewmembers aboard survived.
A China Airlines (Mandarin) MD-11 crashes while attempting to land in a typhoon at Hong Kong, in 1999. 3 passengers were killed. DIVX Video Codec Required. (SCMP)
A Hawkins & Powers Aviation C-130A 'Hercules' breaks apart and crashes while dropping fire retardant on a large forest fire near Walker, California. DIVX Video Codec Required. (KONO)
Two Boeing 767-200s, one of United Airlines and one of American Airlines, impact the World Trade Center towers in New York city in a massive terrorist attack on the United States. (CNN)
The Air France Airbus A320 impacted trees while performing a low
altitude flyby at an airshow in France. 3 of the 137 passengers died in the
In amateur footage taken by a passenger, we see a TACA Airlines Boeing
767 overrun the runway while landing on a wet runway at Guatemala City's
La Aurora Airport. (TLC)
The crew of this United DC-10 attempted an emergency landing after
a complete hydraulic failure. 184 passengers survived the crash landing;
112 died. (TLC)
A Piedmont Airlines (USAir) is forced to make an emergency landing with one if its main landing gear retracted. The aircraft slides to a stop on the North Carolina runway amid firetrucks and foam.