Crashes & Disasters in USA history
It doesn’t hurt to remember a few calamities impacting the history of our nation. We build a memorial every time we remember the innocent lives we lost in these devastating tragedies. Accidents and disasters are something we don’t want to deal with. If you need to fight a traffic ticket, call 1-800-411-PAIN.
Let’s start with the tornado outbreak of 2011. There were about 162 tornadoes affecting states such as Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and many others. This tornado was soon surpassed on April 27th by a much stronger outbreak of 358 tornadoes. As many as 348 people died in this disaster.
What about the aircraft accident of American Airlines flight 587? About 260 lives (all people on board) were lost that day. Although the cause of the crash is supposed to be mechanical some rumors are spread that it was a terrorist attack. The airplane had crashed in Belle Harbor, NY only a month after 9/11.
Deadly Katrina was another natural disaster causing about 1,833 deaths in 2005. I still remember being in shock as I watched the news: bodies floating lifeless on the water, homes destroyed, debris, and power lines lying on the ground like dried up veins disconnected from life. Katrina made landfall in Florida between Hallandale Beach and Aventura. I remember being without electricity for a whole week. Canned food and batteries were in high demand that week.
We can’t leave behind the tragedy of 9/11. How can we forget the 2996 people who died on that horrible day? Imagine waking up early in the morning to go to work and clocking in to soon realize your workplace it’s on fire and about to collapse. Life is taken abruptly from you and you can’t even tell the story. Out of the 4 passenger jets hijacked, two crashed into the World Trade Center, the other hit the pentagon and the last headed to Washington. Thanks to an act of heroism, the last didn’t succeed. It reminds me of the 1982 Air Florida Flight 90 crash originated in Washington and schedule to terminate in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a stopover in Tampa, FL. 78 lives that on that day.
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