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What stage of flying causes the most fatalities

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  1. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    Thought it might be interesting to read.


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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Gravity sux.
     
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  3. The Y-man

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    Yep - just when you think you've made it.... :(


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  4. Blacky

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    Ive always said - if I go in a plane crash please make it on take off. Why put me through hours of torture sitting in those poxy seats, just to kill me on the landing.

    Sadly I know the odds are against me.

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  5. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Well maybe when you get a lethal combination of:
    - Bad seats
    - Rude service
    - Bad fellow pasengers
    - Blocked toilets
    - Bad food that has bad side effects

    By the end of the flight you just have a plane load of people with some psychological issues? :p

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  6. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    If you're going to die in a plane crash, plan ahead and spend every last penny to fly first class. Might as well enjoy it. ;)
     
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    Would much prefer to go out in a firey ball screaming to the earth at Mach:eek: (i poo'd my pants:oops:),
    than from deep vein thrombosis from sitting around bored:confused:
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    The first time I flew anywhere, it was to Japan on JAL. The plane flew through some turbulence a few times, and the plane dropped in the air just like an elevator dropping on free fall a couple of times. That night my dreams were of the sensation of the plane dropping a few times! The flight was also my first time ever having wasabi... I had never seen it before... :eek:There were also a few smokers in the cabin too. Everybody was being forced to put up with polluted air due to a few smokers.... The bad air just circulated and went everywhere throughout the cabin... Worse thing is that was absolutely no escape... Shocker on a long flight.:mad:
     
  9. Angel

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    Jeremy Clarkson once said that the fatal part is the thud when your body hits the ground.
     
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    Great thread, off to the UK tomorrow.
    Think I'll show this to my 13 Y.O. daughter:D
     
  11. Special order

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    Considering thousands of planes take off and land safely each day there isn't anything to worry about

    Most fear of flying comes from the experience with turbulence, which is exaggerated due to lack of knowledge

    Did you know that "heavy" turbulence means that the plane is actually only "moving" ten feet or so? And that 95% of turbulence is considered light!
     
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    I find that I and a few other people I know actually don't like travelling big planes, but prefer small ones. Even if they are a million tine unsafer, there is some odd (misplaced) sense of security in knowing/seeing what is going on..... I don't like turbulence sitting in a back of a mass tranist plane. Love watching the vertical climb/fall meter on the dash to see if we can max it one way or the other (without breaking the wings off)....


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    Driving a car is far more dangerous than traveling in a plane. Yet most people don't think twice about getting behind the wheel........and chucking a donut.
     
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    ......... and driving on Luxford
     
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    I have read somewhere that, statistically, the most dangerous part of any flight is the drive to and from the airport.
    Marg
     
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    Flying home from Dallas last year on the direct flight we were caught in such strong turbulence that it held the plane back. This was so strong that we ran so low on fuel that and we had to divert to Auckland.

    It was amusing when the Captain came on the speaker and said,
    "For those that are watching the flight path you will have noticed that we are no longer flying to Sydney."

    It was not so funny though after we landed, as the crew had completed their hours, so we had to wait while Qantas rounded up an emergency crew. By this stage we had used up all the food, so we went 6 hours without food or drink. When the new crew boarded to take us to Sydney they were chasing round trying to find something to feed a full plane. They managed to find a few apples!

    Why we were not allowed off to go to the Qantas Club to grab a coffee and sandwich still amazes me. When I asked I was told there was not any staff working.
     
  17. Ted Varrick

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    I think it's known as "deceleration trauma"...
     
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    Yes, it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop.