20 Times People Witnessed The Worst Catastrophic Failures Of Machinery And Structures

Published 3 years ago

As long as stuff is being made, stuff will break. However, it’s one thing when the item that’s breaking is something as simple as the pair of knockoff AirPods that you bought off of Wish, and a whole different one when it’s something like a cargo ship or a bridge. And today we’re all about the latter.

The Catastrophic Failure online group is a place where people share pictures of the most catastrophic structure and machinery failures that ever occurred, and some of them are absolutely terrifying. Proceed at your own risk and check out some of the worst failures of man-made objects in the gallery below!

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#1 May 7, 2021: Tourist Trapped 100m High On Chinese Glass Bridge After Floor Panels Blow Out

Image source: UrungusAmongUs

#2 April 28, 1988: The Roof Of An Aloha Airlines Jet Ripped Off In Mid-Air At 24,000 Feet

Image source: Sleeeepy_Hollow

The plane still managed to land safely. One Stewardess was sucked out of the plane. Her body was never found.

#3 December 2019 In Detroit: A Large Amount Of Chromium-6 Leaked Into The Ground From A Chemical Storage Facility That Contained It Improperly. It Was Only Found Out When It Leaked Onto A Nearby Highway

Image source: drewbdrewb

#4 November 02, 2020: Train Breaks Through Barrier Onto Statue At The End Of The Line. Happened In The Middle Of The Night, No Injuries As Of Yet. Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

Image source: HeyRobin_

#5 The View Of The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse From Atop The Suspension Cabling, 1940

Image source: MurdocBR

#6 Gas Leak Into Water Main Taiwan

Image source: reddit.com

#7 2019: Cars Getting Transported On An Open Deck Catch On Fire After Salty Water Shorts Their Batteries

Image source: procrastinator_diedz

#8 August 14, 2020: Chocolate Snows Down On Swiss Town Due To Factory Defect

Image source: MsMegane

#9 Red Wine Cistern Catastrophically Ruptures At Sicilian Winery

Image source: Radec594

#10 $1,250,000 Worth Of Corn Spilled After Silo Collapse In New Carlisle, Ohio On Jan 28, 2018

Image source: GetReadyForTakeOff

#11 January 17, 2021: Final Seconds Of The Ukrainian Cargo Ship Before Breaks In Half And Sinks At Bartin Anchorage, Black Sea

Image source: DARENDELl

#12 35 Years Ago, Space Shuttle Challenger Disintegrated And Killed All 7 Crew, Due To Failure Of A Joint In The Right Srb, Which Was Caused By Inability Of The Srb’s O-Rings To Handle The Cold Temperatures At Launch

Image source: SwagBugatti

#13 Boeing 777 Engine Failed At 13000 Feet. Landed Safely

Image source: werdmouf

#14 On May 20, 1976, During Structural Renovations, A Fire Burned Away The Montreal’s Biosphère Transparent Acrylic Dome

Image source: PrudentGogurt

#15 A Functioning Dutch Windmill From 1848 Burned Down

Image source: knakworst36

#16 In Pittsburgh. Sinkhole Eats Bus. No One Seriously Hurt

Image source: reddit.com

#17 Markham, Ontario, Plywood Used To Repair Building Proves Insufficient For The Task

Image source: songinheart17

#18 December 19, 2019: Drill Bit After Taking Out Some Of London’s Internet

Image source: smorga

#19 August 4, 2020: Storage Before The Blast, Beirut

Image source: chillsnotskills90

#20 April 20, 2010: The Oil Rig Deep Water Horizon Suffered A Catastrophic Blowout

Image source: I_Spilt_my_milk

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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