The incident occurred on April 21, 2015 while the United States Air Force was conducting a test flight in a mammoth $115-million-dollar AC-130J Ghostrider gunship. The pilot attempted a maneuver called a “sideslip” which calls for applying opposite rudder while tilting the airplane right or left in order to lower a wing. In this instance, the pilot tilted the aircraft too far and the huge plane inverted – and began flying upside down.
In eerie coincidence, hi-speed photo of airshow plane crash captures the very moment wing walker Jane Wicker died
It’s a common thought – what happens at the precise moment we pass from this life to the next. However, it’s an extremely rare event when that moment is captured in a photograph. Such was the case on June 22, 2013 at the Vectren Dayton Air Show in Dayton, Ohio when an eagle-eye noticed that one small section of a spectacular hi-definition, high-speed photograph of a plane crash froze in time the instant a female wing walker, Jane Wicker, met her end.
A roaring sound heard throughout southern Wisconsin has anxious residents mystified and seeking answers from authorities. The sound, described as “louder than a jet airplane” and lasting for 2-3 minutes, was heard around 8:15 PM in several communities east of Milwaukee. One resident described the noise as “loud and constant” while another reported the noise was so thunderous, her house “vibrated”. One frightened resident said they thought a large plane was about to land on their home.
The video below was filmed by an airline passenger last summer as his plane began its descent into Atlanta, Georgia and shows three bright white orbs tailing the plane, flying in various random formations before speeding off, disappearing out of frame as they move below the plane. The passenger says at first he thought the lights were another aircraft. When he noticed their random movement, he grabbed his cellphone and began filming. Days after his video was released, others came forward saying they saw the same formation of lights in the Atlanta sky around the time of the video’s release.
The moment a TransAsia Airways airplane came down in Taiwan has been caught on several terrifying dashboard videos. The plane, carrying 58 people heading to the island of Kinmen, crashed shortly after takeoff on February 4, 2015 after narrowly missing a series of high-rise buildings and clipping a taxi cab and freeway bridge before crashing into a river. Half of the passengers on the plane survived the violent crash.
An interesting video has surfaced that captured a high-speed disc-shaped UFO flying over Iranian airspace. The video was shot by a passenger through the window of a commercial airplane using a smartphone. The video was captured several months ago but is just now gaining interest (and prompting discussion) in the paranormal community.
Pilots of an Airbus 320 received a shock on June 13, 2014 when an “unidentified flying man” zipped across the side of their plane as it was making its landing approach at Manchester Airport in England. Pilots say the flying man was easily visible – it (he?) came within 75 yards of their aircraft. Initially the flight crew believed the flying man could have been a paraglider or parachutist but then recognized that he was wearing no aerial equipment as he zoomed past the plane.
An interesting video of a high-speed UFO emerging from a cloud has shown up YouTube. The location where the video was shot has not been divulged but it is believed to have been shot on April 25, 2014 using a 300mm lens. Several factors lend credence to its authenticity but at least one factor (in my opinion) casts a bit of doubt on its legitimacy.
Miracle – boy survives sub-zero temperatures and near-zero oxygen during five-hour flight in wheel well of airplane
It’s a rare event and even rarer if the person attempting it survives. The FAA says that since 1947, there have been around 100 people known to have stowed away in wheel wells of an airplane. Most of them died. But this week a 16-year-old boy survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a wheel well of a commercial Boeing 767 airplane. Aviation experts are calling it a “miracle”.
16-year-old Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother when she looked up at the sky and noticed a mysterious black ring floating high in the air. The huge black ring was spotted in the skies above Leamington Spa, a spa town in central Warwickshire, England, and remained in sky for about three minutes before disappearing completely. Weather experts are baffled by what they describe as a “real-life X-Files”.
A recently released airline investigative report has revealed that a British airline pilot reported a near-miss with a UFO that occurred last July near Heathrow Airport in London. The pilot described the UFO as a “cigar or rugby ball-shaped”, bright silver, and metallic in construction. He state that the UFO passed within a few feet of the top of his passenger jet. The pilot reported the incident to authorities telling them that he was certain the object, which was travelling at “great speed”, was going to crash into his aircraft and that he ducked as it headed towards him.
North Korea removes and detains 85-year-old Korean war vet from plane – arrested on espionage charges
85-year-old Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California was about to head home from an organized tour of North Korea when Korean officials boarded the waiting plane and removed him for questioning. Four weeks later, the family has still had no contact with the elderly man. Mr. Newman is a Korean War veteran and his family believes his mention of his service to his handlers in North Korea may have prompted his arrest.
There’s gold in them there crappers! Yesterday, an aircraft maintenance crew at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India were conducting routine maintenance on a Jet Airways Boeing 737 when they were stunned to find two bags containing a stash of 24 solid gold bars in the airplane’s bathroom.
The fate of infamous explorer Amelia Earhart is still being sought by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). Beginning in August 2014 and estimated to cost $3 million, the expedition will use two manned submersibles to search the depths of the ocean around the western end of Nikumaroro in the Pacific.
It’s the unusual preternatural cunning that this 9-year-old boy possesses that makes this story so interesting – that and the mockery he made of airport security. Just two weeks ago the young lad was arrested in Minnesota for stealing a 30-foot refrigerated delivery truck and crashing into a police car (his little road trip took him through downtown Minneapolis and down a major interstate highway). Then last week, he managed to evade airport security and gate agents to board a Delta plane to Las Vegas.