ZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
Superstitious! I wouldn't quite call these airports 'hexed', as a metric fuckton of traffic goes through them every day, so I'm sure incidents are bound to happen. JFK and LAX especially fit this profile. I'm sure if you did a ratio of # of incidents per year to # of flights per year, and compared it to another airfield (Let's use PIT), I'm sure you'd find the ratios are fairly similar to some extent.
LAX has been the final destination for a lot of fateful flights, 3 of the 4 9/11 flights for example, SQ006, and both 191's for AA and DL, etc. But in terms of origin, after Egypt Air 990, I think you have to go back to 1979 for the next one.
US330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3951 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3412 times:
It's not an issue of these airports being cursed in regards to terrorist attacks. It's just that terrorists would likely prefer to attack flights bound or leaving from airports like LAX and JFK because they are big markets and will garner lots of attention.
In regards to non-terrorist incidents, I am willing to bet that if you looked at the data analyzing the flight records at all the major airports in the world, the odds of any one flight crashing are probably around the same--basically, the law of averages.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3357 times:
Burbank has a short runway, so diversions will go to other airports nearby with longer runways and better emergency facilities if pilots declare an emergency.
I also think Burbank might be well covered since it is in LA and the media can easily pick up on it. The same stories wouldn't come out of a similarly sized airport out in Kansas since no one would care.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
USADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3337 times:
Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 5): LAX has been the final destination for a lot of fateful flights, 3 of the 4 9/11 flights for example, SQ006, and both 191's for AA and DL, etc. But in terms of origin, after Egypt Air 990, I think you have to go back to 1979 for the next one.
all airlines should stop flying to LAX? Or maybe besides the air marshalls , airlines should carry an exorcist too?