By Emilio Corsetti III
On may well 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with fifty seven passengers and a group of six departed from New York's JFK foreign Airport en path to the tropical island of St. Maarten, yet 4 hours and 34 mins later the flight led to the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It used to be, and continues to be, the one open-water ditching of a advertisement jet. the next rescue of survivors took approximately 3 hours and concerned the coast defend, military, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was once occurring contained in the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters because the crews struggled opposed to the elements and dwindling sunlight to rescue the survivors, who had simply their lifestyles vests and a lone break out chute to maintain them afloat.
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5 had demonstrated history’s first extended flight by a manmade, powered, heavier-than-air device of significant size and weight. Samuel Pierpont Langley. National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Langley Aerodrome No. 5, 1896. National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Could Langley’s Aerodrome be scaled up sufficiently to carry a human being? He certainly thought so. S. government support. Even more recently, Octave Chanute—America’s most celebrated railroad engineer—had convened a group of aerial experimenters at the shore of Lake Michigan in Indiana, just one state over from Ohio, to test manned gliders of varying designs.
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