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Why So Many Aircraft Crashing Lately?  
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4966 times:

Sorry guys i changed the topic due to it being already started .
A high number of aircraft have crashed lately why the high number all of a sudden.?

[Edited 2004-11-30 21:16:04]


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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4405 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

AFAIK, there's nothing unusual in the number of crashes taking place - if anything, seems as if there are fewer crashes than normal, especially on larger aircraft...


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User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1689 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4830 times:
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I don't think that the number that we have had lately has been greater than before. We have not even had the high profile days, like when a Chinese MD-80 and an Egyptair 737 crashed on the same day. In the US, if there was not the NBC exec on the bizjet which crashed it probably would have been long forgotten by now.

Why are people so militant about double-threads? If you take opposite opinions on each one, it allows for multiple personalities.



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User currently offlineTommyBoy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

let's see....we can blame it on one of two things that everything else is blamed on...it's either global warming or U.S. foriegn policy...

User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

The same guys who projected a Y2K total-arnarchy-black-out, also forecasted during the mid to late 90s, that by now, due to the general rise in air traffic, we would have a major crash almost every week. So far we are doing quite good I think, if not better than during the 90s. Nothing to worry about really and the plane remains the safest mode of transportation


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

A quick check of the AviationSafety Network Site shows that with 344 fatalities (lowest in the period 1950-present) in 23 accidents (2nd safest in the period 1950-present), 2004 is shaping up to be a very good year. For comparison with previous years, you may want to check their Statistics Page...

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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

This year hasnt actually been that bad yet.... I think that this has as said above been one of the better years so far.

User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

VirginFlyer
Checked it out and you are right.
Just in the last month or so we have had several accidents that have followed each other in an alarming fashion.
Overall i have no doubt that flying is still the safest mode of transport around thanks to the professional manner in which pilots airlines and everyone who has anything to do with aviation conducts themselves.



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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

The same guys who projected a Y2K total-arnarchy-black-out, also forecasted during the mid to late 90s, that by now, due to the general rise in air traffic, we would have a major crash almost every week.

Well, a) I'm not sure who these "same guys" are, b) as I recall the prediction was made in the 1980's, not the mid to late 90's, and c) the prediction was based on nothing being done to fix or upgrade the air travel system in this country. It was a prediction that was made in order to spur changes in the system, as an overhaul of the ATC system was in the works but was progressing through the FAA and congress quite slowly at the time. Partly because of predictions like this one, though, much was done to improve all facets of air safety, from finally overhauling the ATC system to vastly upgrading aircraft avionics and flight control systems, to revising FARs and other regulations to promote air safety.

It's because of those changes that we've got such excellent safety these days even despite a big increase in air traffic.

As for the original question, I can remember in the 1980's it seemed like there was a major crash about once a month. Nowadays, major air crashes are few and far between. The statistics bear this out. There have not been an inordinate number of crashes lately, it's just that every little Cessna accident seems to get discussed to death around here (I wish we could stick to talking about airliners), and small private planes have always been much more likely to be involved in accidents than airliners. It's just that prior to the popularity of the internet, you didn't hear about these much.



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User currently offlineCricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

and another one just happened in Jakarta :-(

User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

The News makes it seem that planes are falling out of the sky. If I don't log into A.net I would never hear about aircraft incidents under normal conditions. All you need to do is trigger the media with some tragic series of events so that they could circle endlessly on the topic, prowling for more death and maimings.

The Media is nothing more than a vulture for human misery.



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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

Also remember these last couple of major commercial accidents happened in area with not so stellar safety records.

If one looks at the accident rate for countries outside of US/Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, & Singapore, it's comparatively much higher.


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Flybyguy
the Media is nothing more than a vulture for human misery.yguy
I totally agree that the media sometimes go over the top with airplane crashes.
Carpethead
Also remember these last couple of major commercial accidents happened in area with not so stellar safety records.
agree also on this point.
If an incident involving an aircraft here in Australia the media dines on it for days .



[Edited 2004-12-01 11:35:20]


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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

I have felt like an unusually high number of Bizjets have crashed in the last 8-12 months for various reasons. MAybe I'm wrong but it seems like when I was younger I never heard about light jets going down. I always thought they were the safest things around. It could simply be that many more are in use today and they are getting flown more hours. I've seen countless articles in the past year that mention how light business jet use has grown tremendously. Not just for corporations but in all facets of the business and charter community.

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