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    Anyone else freaked out by all the plane crashes recently?

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    I am...going abroad this year.

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    Nah not really

    nope but i'm not going on one..... serious, my hubby was the same when we went to spain.... you'll be fine

    What plane crashes? the only one I know about was that one on the Hudson river.

    Two today, FedEx plane exploded on japanese runway (google fedex)

    Plane crashed in cemetery in Montana, US - 17 children killed (bbc or sky news)

    t0mm;4712465

    Two today, FedEx plane exploded on japanese runway (google fedex)Plane … Two today, FedEx plane exploded on japanese runway (google fedex)Plane crashed in cemetery in Montana, US - 17 children killed (bbc or sky news)



    It is still far safer to be in an aircraft than being in a car.

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    It is still far safer to be in an aircraft than being in a car.



    I didn't say it wasnt I'd be agreeing with you

    If you're flying, you don't normally have any other option..
    so it doesn't really matter if I'm "freaked out" or not, still gotta get home...

    The brace is designed to break your neck on impact for a quick painless death....

    grex9101;4712559

    The brace is designed to break your neck on impact for a quick painless … The brace is designed to break your neck on impact for a quick painless death....



    However, you will be conscious for at least 30 seconds. Try to make the best of it. Learn morse code beforehand to blink amusing messages to passengers if possible - if God gives you lemons...

    Nah in all seriousness I hate flying in planes - but worrying about them crashing doesn't change matters if you have to travel on one. Very few planes crash - and are far more widely reported than car accidents due to this fact. Two recent plane crashes out of thousand and thousands of plane journeys each day is miniscule. There have not been a sudden spate of plane crashes due to some unknown factor, I imagine an accident is just as likely throughout the year. The skies are practically empty, so chances of a collision are small, technical failures are also low as airlines do not want their plane to blow up and lose customers due to high rates of kaboom. At the end of your day it is out of your control, just try to relax. No point in stressing over it.

    If you still find yourself stressing, buy a parachute and a chainsaw to escape as necessary. You could always swim. This would get you in peak fitness, and gain fame and fortune :thumbsup:

    i love flying, i have actually tecnically been in two crashes, in the same plane on the same day!!! it was on an aerobatic flight and th einstructor lost bearing and control so we were hurtling to the ground, what fun!!!

    we go away around five times a year and i see it on the basis that if its your time youll get caught wherever you are, knowing my luck id opt for not flying and the plane would crash on my house!!!

    go and enjoy yourself

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    grex9101;4712559

    The brace is designed to break your neck on impact for a quick painless … The brace is designed to break your neck on impact for a quick painless death....



    It's actually so your spine can flex better, it can't take a full vertical impact. If you want a quick painless death sit up straight.

    i know i absolutely hate flying and i am going to cuba this year so have no choice really just wish i could click my fingers and be there lol.

    Make your will out just incase:thumbsup:

    I fly loads and it is defo the safest way to travel, don't worry, just enjoy. Plane crashes are always reported by the media as they are so rare compared to car crashes.

    Not even remotely, get over it! :thumbsup:

    My sons were in Madrid airport when the plane crashed last summe. the flight their friend was waiting for was about to use that runway and hit still left and only 2 hours late! Efficient work!
    hopefully thats the closet they will get to a crash!

    I have been on lots of flights and never had any fear of crashing. I do get freaked out about missing my flight and keep checking the departure boards every two minutes. I am not flying anywhere this year because I want to see more places in UK. It dawned on me that i had been going abroad holidaying all this time and yet there are some amazing places right here that need to be explored and enjoyed. There is a web site that lists all the plane crashes and which locations have the highest rate of incidents but it might put you off even more if you start looking at that.

    I'm realy nervous - I'm flying on Saturday and Ive always been a bit of a nervous flyer but with all the news recently I'm really scared!!!!

    dancing.diva if the risk were that high there would be no retired pilots or cabin crew, they fly up to 5 days a week (sometimes 4 short flights a day) 48 weeks a year. That can be as much as 30.000 flights in career. Relax and enjoy the view!

    I wasn't :?

    t0mm;4712465

    Two today, FedEx plane exploded on japanese runway (google fedex)Plane … Two today, FedEx plane exploded on japanese runway (google fedex)Plane crashed in cemetery in Montana, US - 17 children killed (bbc or sky news)




    :oops: I though they were just using that as an excuse for losing my parcel.

    No, I'm not freaked out - if I was I wouldn't drive or ride my bike where there are far more fatal crashes just in this area never mind across the world.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;4724355

    No, I'm not freaked out - if I was I wouldn't drive or ride my bike where … No, I'm not freaked out - if I was I wouldn't drive or ride my bike where there are far more fatal crashes just in this area never mind across the world.John



    I don't mean scared, I just mean a bit like wow what's with all these planes dropping out of the sky type freaked out :thumbsup:

    Have the magnetic poles finally switched round or something

    I know you're more likely to be killed in a car crash, but when a plane crashes it takes 200+ lives with it in one go

    I've been on a plane that has dived many thousands of feet... the gas masks fell down, and I was about to pass out before the plane levelled again. We later found out that the plane dived to an altitude where we could breath, as the air tanks had a fault and we need to fly at a breathable altitude.

    It has stopped me flying every year since!

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    I've been on a plane that has dived many thousands of feet... the gas … I've been on a plane that has dived many thousands of feet... the gas masks fell down, and I was about to pass out before the plane levelled again. We later found out that the plane dived to an altitude where we could breath, as the air tanks had a fault and we need to fly at a breathable altitude.It has stopped me flying every year since!



    sounds cool, did you float in the air for a bit?

    lumoruk;4724494

    I don't mean scared, I just mean a bit like wow what's with all these … I don't mean scared, I just mean a bit like wow what's with all these planes dropping out of the sky type freaked out :thumbsup:Have the magnetic poles finally switched round or somethingI know you're more likely to be killed in a car crash, but when a plane crashes it takes 200+ lives with it in one go



    None of them share a common cause and none of them seem to be as a result of a bad error so no, not freaked out.

    I don't really understand the 'but' part - there's still far fewer crashes proportionately, there's been four dead in the last week alone here on motorbikes and the season hasn't even properly started yet. Several thousand people in the UK alone die on the road which is far higher than plane crashes.

    John

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    sounds cool, did you float in the air for a bit?



    It was really weird, I don't really remember alot, except everyone was looking around at each other - no panicking at all, like feeling - Is this for real?

    The crew dissapeared for a long long time - and we weren't told anything for a long time either. Then suddenly they served our dinner - lol.

    I must admit that though I didn't worry about it - I have suffered with IBS ever since

    Think the MD11 plane (the FedEx one that crashed yesterday) has had plenty of safety concerns in the past and as a result only a handful of passenger carriers still use this type of aircraft - Finnair and KLM I believe. Little chance of flying on one then.

    To echo what John said, the odds of crashing are extremely remote.

    Isn't the internet a wonderful thing,we get so much more information than we used to.I doubt the Fed ex plane in Montana would have registered on our news a few years back,but now we hear about EVERYTHING!!

    For the record,I am not a keen flyer.It does not stop me from going abroad though,I like travel more than I dislike flying.:-D
    I still am very nervous at the beginning of a flight even though I have flown loads,my stomach still turns and does not settle until the seatbelt signs go off,then I relax.As my husband says,the pilots don't want the plane to crash so will make sure that all is tickety boo before they set off,makes a lot of sense lol

    Want to freak out even more?

    Watch Aircrash Investigations on NatGeo!

    In fairness it shows that there are usually quite a number of various factors that lead to accidents,a series of events that put them together lead to disaster.It's never just one thing.Bizarrely it gives me more confidence in getting on the plane rather than make it worse.

    I don't think it's bizarre at all as I feel the same, it's reassuring to know that in most cases the cause of the crash is resolved to stop it ever happening again. It also gives you some confidence about the level of training and professionalism the pilots must have, the detailed safety checks, mechanical maintenance etc.

    John

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    I don't think it's bizarre at all as I feel the same, it's reassuring to … I don't think it's bizarre at all as I feel the same, it's reassuring to know that in most cases the cause of the crash is resolved to stop it ever happening again. It also gives you some confidence about the level of training and professionalism the pilots must have, the detailed safety checks, mechanical maintenance etc.John




    Not much good to the people who were on the planes though, I was just saying this to my Girlfriend the other day, think we'll go by boat on our next holiday!

    Better their deaths meant something than absolutely nothing as is the case with most car/motorbike accidents - you're putting yourself in far, far more danger by riding your motorbike on the road (based on your other thread).

    John

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    Better their deaths meant something than absolutely nothing as is the … Better their deaths meant something than absolutely nothing as is the case with most car/motorbike accidents - you're putting yourself in far, far more danger by riding your motorbike on the road (based on your other thread).John



    The thing is I feel in control of my motorbike, if a planes going down your ******, that's what scares me I think.

    It's just an illusion on your motorbike though as it doesn't matter how good a rider you are there's always other drivers and poor roads to deal with - if you have an accident on your bike there's unfortunately a good chance you won't be getting up from it and even you do it's likely you're going to be seriously injured. I'm not saying this to be negative about bikes, it's just a sad fact that there is a very high accident rate and fatalities from this past time - even just looking at UK fatalities compared to plane crash fatalities across the world, the motorbike deaths dwarf those from the planes.

    John

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    It's just an illusion on your motorbike though as it doesn't matter how … It's just an illusion on your motorbike though as it doesn't matter how good a rider you are there's always other drivers and poor roads to deal with - if you have an accident on your bike there's unfortunately a good chance you won't be getting up from it and even you do it's likely you're going to be seriously injured. I'm not saying this to be negative about bikes, it's just a sad fact that there is a very high accident rate and fatalities from this past time - even just looking at UK fatalities compared to plane crash fatalities across the world, the motorbike deaths dwarf those from the planes.John



    I think almost everyone knows that nowadays.
    Rocketing down the motorway on my bike & I've got a smile from ear to ear, get me on a plane & im ready to drop one :oops:
    Planes maybe the safest way to travel but for some reason im ready to brick it as soon as im at the airport, I put off going abroad just so I don't have to go on a plane!
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