05/24/09 189 W - + 14 - 9 Plane Crashes


As Mr. Blogger takes to the air, for a Memorial Day trip to Michigan, his mind turns to plane crashes. Doesn't everyone's? Google finds plenty of information on "how to survive a plane crash," such as this wikiHow article. Step one, wear long pants, long-sleeve tee, and sturdy shoes. Guess we're hosed there, as it's shorts and short sleeves today. Another Google find are a pair of Popular Mechanics articles, first on the safest seat on the plane, and second on the ten crashes that change aviation. The incidents date to 1956, when TWA Flight 2 and United Flight 718 crashed over the Grand Canyon, killing all 128 aboard both panes. The accident led to air traffic control system upgrades, and the creation of the FAA. For records of all crashes, worldwide, try PlaneCrashInfo.com or AirDisaster.com. Though maybe visit those sites after you've landed. For North Carolina's worst air disasters, see our database. Finally, for the odds of dying in an air or space transport accident, see this National Safety Council page, for starters. Yeah, the chances are exceptionally slim. Now, let's go buy some lottery tickets.



Safest seat? Look at it this way- there is a reason the black boxes are in the back. I always sit in th every back. Always have, always will.
DJ (Email) - 05/25/09 - 19:21

Just remember to tuck your thumbs on take off and landings, so they can identify you by your thumb prints
Mike - 05/26/09 - 08:45



  
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