Passenger Jet Crash in Mexican Desert

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A TV production company have crashed a 170 passenger-capacity Boeing 727 plane into the Mexican desert - for a new show called Curiosity. Nobody was hurt in the staged crash, and the jet was packed with crash test dummies. Cameras were placed inside the plane, on the ground and from the ejecting pilot's helmet to get footage for the programme, which investigates how to make plane crashes "more survivable", reports the Huffington Post. According to USA Today, the Discovery Channel's group president Eileen O'Neill said in a statement: "The project aims to recreate a serious, but survivable, passenger jet crash landing with a real aircraft in order to allow an international team of experts to study the crashworthiness of the aircraft's airframe and cabin as well as the impact of crashes on the human body, plus possible means of increasing passenger survivability and evaluating new 'black box' crash-recording technology.

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