Plane crash advice – How to survive an emergency landing | Travel News | Travel

Plane crashes are extremely rare, with the likelihood of one occurring in every 11 million flights. In 2017, there were no fatal crashes in aviation, making it one of the safest years in history. Earlier this year, a plane crashed in Mexico yet miraculously no-one was killed. Passengers who find themselves in a plane crash can do a number of things to ensure their survival. Sensible clothing When travelling, some people may choose to dress in smarter clothes to get an upgrade, or some of their holiday clothes to get…

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Flights: How likely are you to survive a plane crash? This is how to boost your chances | Travel News | Travel

Dying in a plane crash is one of the biggest fears for many of those travelling by air. But this week, when a plane crashed in Mexico, none of the 103 people on board died (even though most of them were injured).  So, how unusual is this? Well, according to a review by the US National Transportation Safety which looked at national aviation accidents from 1983-1999, more than 95 per cent of those on board survived the crash, even in 55 per cent of the most serious accidents. Experts say…

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Viral video captures yacht crash on Hudson River during high school prom | Travel News | Travel

The viral video was captured last week during a New Jersey high school prom. While docked in Hoboken, a chain reaction in the water ended up pushing the larger boat into the smaller one. In the video, the large boat is full of people on the very top deck. Suddenly, it pushes into the smaller boat in front of it that is also docked. It pushes up and damages the back of the yacht. The smaller boat then crashes into the pier in front as well, damaging it further. The…

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Video reveals moment lorry driver pulls off incredible manoeuvre to avoid motorway crash | Travel News | Travel

In footage captured by a dash cam, the lorry – from French haulage firm Bertrand Meledo –  can be seen travelling at high speed. In the distance a blue van pulls into the middle lane from the left, in front of the approaching white lorry. However, on switching lanes, the blue van driver immediately applies the brakes. With not enough warning or time to stop, the lorry driver seems to manage the impossible. He swerves into the left-hand lane, slipping perfectly into the rapidly decreasing gap between the blue van…

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Cuba plane crash: Tributes for Boeing 737 passengers after Havana airport accident | Travel News | Travel

A Boeing 373 has crashed shortly after departing from Havana Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. The plane, operated by national airline Cubana de Aviacon was scheduled to travel to the city of Holguin on the eastern side of the island. Three survivors have been rushed to hospital in critical condition, whilst one passenger has been confirmed to have died from burns and trauma, according to Reuters. With 104 passengers onboard the flight, the Cuban President told AFP that a “high number of victims” is to be expected. Tributes have…

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Viral dash cam footage shows lorry narrowly miss car crash into traffic warden | Travel News | Travel

A viral video has captured a traffic warden on a busy road directing traffic. Filmed on his vehicle dash cam, he uses lights to direct traffic around his car as it appears to be parked in the middle lane. Most of the cars manage to avoid him, as the lane is empty. He stops and looks into the distance only to run at full speed out of shot. What happens next could have had a fateful outcome for the poor man. As he runs away, a lorry can be seen…

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