10 Near Miss Air Disasters That Shocked The World

Engine Compartment

During a pretty standard flight, a passenger on a 747 looked out his window and realized the engine compartment on the wing of the plane had blown completely off, revealing the plane’s engine in its entirety. This is was an engineering disaster, to say the least.


In a truly impressive engineering malfunction, while performing a routine pressurization check, one KC-135 exploded during the testing. Every member of the crew managed to escape completely unscathed, though. The pressure gauge did not have a max cap, apparently.