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Old 12-28-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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That's the first time I've seen that. Priceless!
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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This is horrible. I pray for all involved
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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I was thinking this morning about the odds of flying. How crazy is that? Statistics show you only have a .3 (made that up) percent chance of being in a plane crash. Okay there's still a chance.

"Here's a table full of glasses filled with delicious smoothies. One of them is poisoned and will kill you if you drink it. Just help yourself!"
If that's your thought pattern you really should stop driving your car too. Heck maybe you shouldn't leave the house, something might fall on you.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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People need to get a grip; here are some what I presume are accurate statistics showing the statistical improbability of getting killed in a plane crash...
Accident statistics

That said, there are numerous examples of issues with airliners that really makes one wonder why there are so few crashes. I believe that in the last two days there have been two separate incidents with Porter regarding smoke on board one of their flights.

Personally, I've only flown three times. On the third, a return flight from Europe, our take-off was delayed for two hours while they had to repair something on one of the engines. I wasn't overly keen about actually witnessing repairs being done on a plane that I was about to hurdle over the Atlantic in, and I wanted to get off (didn't say anything, nor did anyone else as far as I know). Several years ago IIRC there was a crash involving a plane that had had repairs done to an engine just before take-off. Some of the passengers insisted that they be allowed to get off, but weren't allowed. Basically once you're on the plane you're virtually a prisoner.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:30 PM
 
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People need to get a grip; here are some what I presume are accurate statistics showing the statistical improbability of getting killed in a plane crash...
Accident statistics

That said, there are numerous examples of issues with airliners that really makes one wonder why there are so few crashes. I believe that in the last two days there have been two separate incidents with Porter regarding smoke on board one of their flights.

Personally, I've only flown three times. On the third, a return flight from Europe, our take-off was delayed for two hours while they had to repair something on one of the engines. I wasn't overly keen about actually witnessing repairs being done on a plane that I was about to hurdle over the Atlantic in, and I wanted to get off (didn't say anything, nor did anyone else as far as I know). Several years ago IIRC there was a crash involving a plane that had had repairs done to an engine just before take-off. Some of the passengers insisted that they be allowed to get off, but weren't allowed. Basically once you're on the plane you're virtually a prisoner.
Not if you're a big enough ***** about it. I insisted being let off a plane once and was told my luggage would still be going . I said " I hope it has a lovely time."
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:24 PM
 
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its terrrible, no not the crash but the fact we now have to endure 24 hours of this on cnn.fears are that they will bring in richard quest!!
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:26 AM
 
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According to the CBS Morning Show, some debris and oil slicks have been spotted in the general area where plane disappeared off the radar but they haven't been confirmed yet as belonging to the missing aircraft.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:44 AM
 
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That's not something I'd do unless others speak out first.

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Not if you're a big enough ***** about it. I insisted being let off a plane once and was told my luggage would still be going . I said " I hope it has a lovely time."
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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They said that about the other one. In general the oceans have a lot of debris floating about, so these kinds of statements shouldn't be being made.

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According to the CBS Morning Show, some debris and oil slicks have been spotted in the general area where plane disappeared off the radar but they haven't been confirmed yet as belonging to the missing aircraft.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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#5349 - It was struck by a meteorite. As ridiculous as this sounds, in fact a considerable amount of matter from space is raining down upon Earth every day. Mostly it's fine particles, but there's a video (helmet cam) taken by a skydiver that apparently shows a tennis-ball-ish-sized meteorite dropping past him a few meters away. It's bound to happen that one takes out an airplane. Perhaps it's already happened...

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About six thousand explanations are more likely and more sane.
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