A luxury Bombardier Challenger carrying 9 passengers including crew flying at an altitude of 34,000 feet was flipped upside down and began rolling uncontrollably as plummeted 10,000 feet in an instant.
The incident was caused by a much larger Airbus passed over the Bombardier at approximately 35,000 feet. The wake turbulence from the Airbus was so powerful that it literally sent the smaller jet careening out of control. The jet went into an uncontrollable spin before the engines flamed out and failed.
Miraculously the pilots were able to gain control of the aircraft and restart the engines allowing for a safe landing. Several passengers were taken to hospital, one experienced very serious injuries.
The before and after photos show how dangerous the situation was. It’s a real miracle the pilots were able to gain control of the aircraft and there were no deaths.
Unfortunately the Bombardier sustained so much damage it was completed totaled form the event.
Thank God everyone survived.
This story was originally published on dailymail.co.uk