GEOGRAPHY AND PLANE CRASHES: A SEARCH FOR THE MISSING LINK.
Ujaddughe M O, Dr
Department of Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Ohikhuare J, Dr
Department of Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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Keywords

Plane-crash
Geography
Middle-East
fog
ice
lightening

How to Cite

O, U., & J, O. (2019). GEOGRAPHY AND PLANE CRASHES: A SEARCH FOR THE MISSING LINK. ANNALS OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PRACTICE, 4(1), 15-24. Retrieved from https://edonmajournal.com/index.php/AMSP/article/view/97
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Abstract

Aim: To demonstrate the influence of geography in the distribution of plane crashes
Method: Information about plane crashes from existing literature from journal publications, public health releases, and internet search was analyzed.
Results: Plane crashes are events related to the operation of the aircraft, taking place from the time the passenger boarded the plane with the intention to carry out a flight till all the persons has left the aircraft and during which, some of the person have been fatally or heavily injured, the aircraft have been destroyed or damaged and the aircraft is lost or is at a completely inaccessible place. The first fatal aviation accident was the crash of a Rozière balloon near Wimereux, France, on June 15, 1785, killing the balloon's inventor, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, and the other occupant, Pierre. There have been several questions on the major causes of plane crashes. Over the years, it was discovered that geography has a major role to play in such plane crashes. Human geography deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place. Physical geography deals with the study of processes and patterns in the natural environment like the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. The search for the missing link solely relies on geographical causes of plane crash and possible ways to address such situations.
Conclusion: There are several reports on plane crashes across the globe that was caused by geography related conditions such as weather in the form of fogs, ice, lightning strikes and microbursts. This weather related causes of plane crashes are predominant in some certain parts of the world which makes such areas very prone to crashes. Myriads of plane crashes have been reported more in Asian countries drawing a possible link with the weather conditions in the middle East.

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