Journey to Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - one of the deepest canyons in the world, it is located on the Colorado Plateau in Arizona. Its length - 446 km, width from 6 to 29 km, the depth of 1600 meters. Canyon was formed by water erosion of the earth's rocks. Previously, about 5-6 million years ago the Colorado River flowed across the plain, but due to crustal movements plateau rose, and changed the slope of the river.

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Area with a transparent floor for a review of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Water began to blur lying on her way to breed. First effects of the flow of the Colorado River have been the upper limestone, and then all the deeper sandstones and shales. As a result, the river fell lower and lower, forming what is now known as the Grand Canyon.

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By the way, the breed still continues to blur, and depth of the canyon increases each year for a few millimeters. In the 40s - 50s of the twentieth century, the crews of many passenger jets, flying in the area, specifically planned way so as to allow passengers to admire the views of the Grand Canyon.

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Often, the pilots made over the canyon a few "eights" with the left and right heel to improve passenger survey. In those years, it has not been banned.

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June 30, 1956 for this reason over the Grand Canyon collided aircraft Lockheed Constellation Airlines and Trans World Airlines DC-7 Airlines United Airlines. The wreckage of aircraft fell to the bottom of the canyon, killing 128 people.

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Area with a transparent floor for a review of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

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