A landscape that looked like the surface of the moon.
The captain, James Wicke, fought the storm and mechanical difficulties. His copilot, Gregory Fletcher, was still in training and had only flown 21 hours in a plane of this type, none of which had prepared him for this kind of an ordeal. Suddenly both of the planes engines gave out, causing the plane to start losing altitude. The thick fog did not make things easier for the crew: Visibility was so poor that at times the crew was unable to see the tips of the wings.
Wicke send out a distress call, handing the control over to his co-pilot. As the plane appeared to be headed straight for a mountain, Fletcher made the decision to head south, with the goal of attempting an emergency landing on the sea. He calculated that the crew stood a better chance of surviving a crash landing in the sea than in a steep mountainside.
When the plane came down through the thick clouds Fletcher discovered they were flying over a plane that looked like "some place on the surface of the moon." He made an emergency landing on the frozen beach, managing to stop the plane when it was only six meters (18 ft) from where the waves of the ocean crashed on the black sand.
All five crew members survived the crash uninjured, but the plane was badly damaged.
This is where I am right now. Monday’s are about day dreaming - from the unproductive as his desk jockey, slurping down coffee after coffee in hopes to safely negotiate his way through Monday. @womenshealthmag@rei@i_climb_rocks pictured above.
Glacier // 🏔
Our first morning in Glacier National Park was out of this world 😳 I think this is the last little segment of the film that I’ll post here on Instagram. If you want to see the rest you’ll have to head over to YouTube through the link in my bio 👀
Glad you guys seem to be enjoying the film - Now it’s time to start planning my next projects 😌
We will never life in the future, nor in the past. All we will ever know is the present moment. True happyness for me is living in the moment, experiencing every bit of every second, being wild, being free and living life with no regrets.
1214 hours ago
Earth doesn’t care about our meaningless problems. It knows we are just a really short time here.
Back in October we spent a calm morning at one of the lesser known lakes in the Vancouver area. Besides sick reflections the lake offers this little boathouse. It's definitely an eyecatcher and you probably haven't seen it 100000 times in your feed before.
89364 hours ago
First day feeling like winter here in Texas really makes me want to go back to these hot springs. Anyone want to join? Swipe to see a before and after + BTS!
9044 hours ago
View from the top of the Dent de Nendaz, the evening before. Just wonderful !!
Ten rok byl dla mnie bardzo dobry pod względem wyjazdów w góry. Udało mi się pierwszy raz od dłuższego czasu trochę powspinac, oraz zupełnie nie spodziewanie wrócić w wyższe góry. ✌🌎Spędziłam też ponad tydzień w Gorganch i kilka dni w Beskidzie Niskim do którego mam ogromny sentyment .
Wygląda też na to, że uda mi się przebiec w tym roku ponad 1000 km. tak jak to sobie założyłam w styczniu.
Zaliczyłam dość udanych powrót do pracy i zaczęłam studia a dodatkowo pracuję też na godziny w drugim miejscu. Na pisanie bloga w takiej formie w jakiej to sobie wymyśliłam nie mam czasu, a nie chcę tylko opisywać swoich wyjazdów bo nie widzę w tym sensu.
1106 hours ago
The sky's beginning to bruise. Night must fall and we shall be forced to camp..
71320 hours ago
*Werbung ohne Auftrag | oh deer 🦌🍁🍂
Startet morgen alle gut in die neue Woche! 💪🏻