Airline Puts Pilot in Dangerous Position—and It Results in Disaster

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The world seemed normal the morning that British Airways flight 548 was destined to take off. However, everything changed when the plane took off...

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British European Airways Flight 548 departed from the London Heathrow airport on June 18th, 1972. The plane was carrying 118 passengers on a direct flight to Brussels. This seemed like any other flight, but the passengers had no idea what was in store.

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As the passengers entered the cabin, the flight attendants gave their normal speeches about safety, comfort, and respecting one another on the plane. Their spiel was interrupted stifled argument coming from the front of the plane. There was something dangerous brewing in the cockpit...

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