Some articles on air, collision, mid, collisions:
... Yak-40 Sofia-Varna In-flight fire, possible crew error Banat Air Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause Flight 166 Verona, Italy December 13, 1995 Antonov An-24 Bad weather, human error ...
... Unknown PT-LUG Bauru February 12, 1990 Fokker F-27 Pilot error, engine failure, ground collision (car) Flight 402 Congonhas October 31, 1996 Fokker F-10 ... CFIT HS-THO Bangkok International Airport October 22, 1994 Airbus A300B4-103 None Ground collision with a Thai Airways MD-11 Flight 4 ... mi SW of Surat ... San Francisco-Burbank Structural failure Flight 13 near Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal December 1, 1944 Douglas DC-3-209 San Francisco-New York City Pilot error Flight ...
... A mid-air collision is an aviation accident in which two or more aircraft come into contact during flight ... The potential for a mid-air collision is increased by miscommunication, error in navigation, and deviations from flight plans ... Although a rare occurrence due to the vastness of open space available, collisions often happen near or at airports, due to the large volume of aircraft and closer spacing compared to general flight ...
Famous quotes containing the words mid air, collision, mid and/or air:
“Semi-Saracenic architecture, sustaining itself as if by miracle in mid air; glittering in the red sunlight with a hundred oriels, minarets, and pinnacles; and seeming the phantom handiwork, conjointly, of the Sylphs,... the Fairies,... the Genii, and ... the Gnomes.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)
“When the wind carries a cry which is meaningful to human ears, it is simpler to believe the wind shares with us some part of the emotion of Being than that the mysteries of a hurricanes rising murmur reduce to no more than the random collision of insensate molecules.”
—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)
“At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly
To the lone vale we loved when life was warm in thine eye,”
—Thomas Moore (17791852)
“I date the end of the old republic and the birth of the empire to the invention, in the late thirties, of air conditioning. Before air conditioning, Washington was deserted from mid-June to September.... But after air conditioning and the Second World War arrived, more or less at the same time, Congress sits and sits while the presidentsor at least their staffsnever stop making mischief.”
—Gore Vidal (b. 1925)