Yes, baseball games are enjoyable, but if you like being close to where the action takes place, you must spend considerable time watching out for stray balls (and bats). In the attempt of watching your favorite team score a home run, you may be risking the danger of a baseball, or, if you’re extremely unlucky, even a bat, hitting you right in the face. Just like the man in the photo below.
Getting hit by a baseball is enough to ruin anyone’s game experience. But getting hit by a bat? That’s a sure trip to the hospital. We just hope this man didn’t have any serious bone fractures.
The Unsuccessful Take-Off
This photo is of the 2000 Air France Flight 4590 (en route to New York City from Paris) when a fire broke out during takeoff. All 109 passengers aboard were killed. Most of the travelers were heading to New York to take a cruise that was going to Ecuador. This was the sole fatal event ever for the Concorde aircraft. Post this accident, this kind of plane was withdrawn from operations.
On July 25th, 2000, the airplane went over debris when taking off, leading to the malfunctioning of the tires and fuel tank. Subsequently, the engine failed and the plane caught fire and crashed into a hotel near Gonesse.
This is precisely the reason why you should test all of your nuts and bolts on your vehicle– more than once! Perhaps performing off of those 'doughnuts made him dizzy". Lucky for him, the guy escaped with only a small bruise.
The crowd got more than their money's worth with this show.
A Dangerous Profession
The Brazilian-based Formula One automobile race driver, Ayrton Senna, right before the collision that leads to his death in Italy in 1994. He is recalled as one of the ace Formula One racers of all generations.
Ayrton Senna was the winner of three Formula One Championships for McLaren during the years 1988, 1990, and 1991. Also, he is considered to be one of the best Formula One drivers that the world has seen.
The Man Who Fell From Space
Russian astronaut, Vladimir Komarov, was the first Soviet citizen to venture into deep space on more than one occasion, and is the first person to die on a space expedition – he expired when the Soyuz 1 space vehicle hurtled after rebounding on April 24, 1967, due to a parachute malfunction. Nonetheless, because he died when the vehicle hit the ground, he is not believed to be the first human casualty in infinite space. Here the burnt remains of Komarov are being scrutinized by Soviet executives through his open-casket funeral. Just a piece of his heel bone survived the collision.
A detailed account of the 1967 incident pertaining to Komarov’s death is provided in the book ‘Starman’ which was published in 2011. The book’s authors are Piers Bizony and Jamie Doran.