By Ann Weil
To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES merely. A compilation of precise tales of numerous air failures.
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But Roberto still managed to treat many injuries. The captain of the rugby team also survived. His name was Marcelo Perez. Marcelo organized people to look through the wreckage for things they could use. They tried the radio. But it didn’t work. The batteries were in the tail. And the tail was long gone. 38 It started to snow. It was already dark by 6 o’clock in the evening. They used the seat covers like blankets. If they hadn’t, they would have died from the cold. At night, the temperature fell way below freezing.
He was in the icy river with the other survivors. The helicopter dropped life vests. The man passed them to other people. The helicopter lowered a lifeline. This could drag people to safety. Twice, the man handed the lifeline to other survivors. He could have been lifted out himself. When the helicopter came back for him, he was gone. What really happened? The most obvious cause for this crash was the cold weather. Ice can build up on the plane. All that ice adds to the weight of the plane and its load of people and luggage.
Planes were waiting to land. The control tower did not want more delays. Flight 90 to Fort Lauderdale was cleared for takeoff. Crash Flight 90 never made it to Florida. Less than a minute after takeoff, Flight 90 was already in serious trouble. The 737 dipped down onto a bridge over the Potomac River. This is a busy commuter route. Traffic was moving very slowly because of the snow. The plane skimmed over the road. It smashed into six cars and a truck. It tore off a large section of railing. Then the plane broke in two and plunged into the icy river.
Air Disasters by Ann Weil