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User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

What is the safest plane in the world?? In my opinion the L-1011 is the safest plane ever made because between 15-20 years only 4-7 planes have been lost or unflyable, and in my opinion the L-1011 should have out lasted the DC-10 because it looked 100 times better and was much safer.


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User currently offlinepet1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

The dc-10 was a cheap rush to production aircraft
that killed allot of people as it refined itself
over the years. boeing -n- lockheed put allot
of time and effort into making awsome i'st generation widebodies and it shows ( overall)
Lot's of valid redundancy went into most jets scince there inception. the diesel - 8 . is a
tank . crash , cut a wing , it can take a beating
with a competent driver. in my opinion not to take anything away from the "10",,,, douglas beancounters,,, paved the way for there demise ,,,
unfortunatlly, with the "10" cut money here cut
money there! But theres abunch of them out there.
i love to watch,,, but dont care much to ride on them.


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

As far as I know, no L-1011s have ever crashed due to mechanical circumstances. Some have been bombed and windsheared, but there were no blatant problems like the DC-10 cargo door fiascos.

User currently offlinesid From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:

In my opinion the 757's 767's are the safest in the world to date with just one 757 being lost.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:

Concorde iy never crashed!
Iain


User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:

I belive that the safest airliner is the 747-400. I don't know of any crashes and considering how many people have flown on it.

Iainhol: Actually, as I recall, the Concorde did crash once, if you want to know when, reply.


User currently offlineScott From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:

There have been two 757 crashes.

User currently offlinen4khgirl From United States of America, joined May 1999, 297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 1378 times:

I'd have to say that the oldest and safest airliner is the L1011. and the safest plane has to be the Cessna Citation because not many of them have crashed due to mechanical problems.
See ya,
Camille


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 1379 times:

I think there were three 757 crashes. Two occurred in South America. One was due to bad navigation in Cali (AA). The other, if I remember correctly, was due to a ramp agent leaving a cover on a pitot tube so that the speedometer readings were bad, causing a stall not long after takeoff. Obviously, both were human error. I think the first one was due to a hijacking in China, where it collided with another plane on landing.

User currently offlineAndy From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Hi Paul :

I think the safest fleet would be B767 and B777.
If you visit www.lockheed.com, you will see that L-1101 has the highest rate of having accident.
L-1101 is too old to fly. There is no U.S. airline who still used L-1101 (except Delta). I believe this kind of aircraft will be replaced soon ...

Andy



You know you’ve landed with the wheels up when it takes full power to taxi.
User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Tradewinds out of Greensboro uses the L1011, but for cargo and charter ops.

User currently offlineJericho G. Cabu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

On my opinion...I think all the aircraft are all safe..it just the matter of maintenance of the aircraft and the pilot's skills.

User currently offlineMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

I think it's sort of hard to decide which plane is the safest, cause not all planes have been out as long as others, etc, but the MD-11 is one of the safest passenger airliners.

User currently offlineAviator_ua From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

boy, thats a hard one. MD11 is right. There are such big differences in time on the line. While they have all had their mishaps (not always the aircrafts fault),
I woulf feel comfortable choosing the 747 series.


User currently offlineAviator_ua From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Camile you're right. As far as bizjets go the Citation has an excellent saftey record.
Unlike early Lears that would eat the pilot and spit him out if his instrument skills werent 100% perfect. Many a Lear pilot cartwheeled down the side of the runway.
If all categories of aircraft are considered, the Citation has to be the safest aircraft produced.
For commercial airliners, id feel good choosing the 747 series. Lets not forget,
not all aircraft incidents are the aircrafts fault.


User currently offlinedc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Ya got that right about the 747. Whoever said she's the Cadillac of the skies wasn't lying.

User currently offlineA330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Indeed, the MD11 has the honor of being the safest airliner. The B757 is also very reliable, with no crash due to technical reasons.
The A330/340 is also very safe, but still new and has had no fatal accidents due to technical error.
The only planes I feel uncomfortable in are Tupolev 154, for they are not equipped with oxygen masks.
It are the airlines and pilots who are to blame in most accidents, not the aircraft producer (in most cases). Remember, an accident is the result of several causes, many causes would not exist with proper safety management.
I



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