Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 962 times:
I have to write a persuasive paper on air travel safety. I need some points to talk about why it is not safe. thats the side i'm taking. I need facts to prove my side. Does anyone have any ideas for me? Any would be welcome.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 948 times:
I love to fly it is really safe but If you think about the airlines strap you in to a steel tube for hours at a time. You are travvelling at over 600 mph being proppeled by small chemical exploision and hitting the ground at about 200 mph. Now some more reasonable reasons. For instance depending on what airline you fly your planes may not be maintained properly or at all. such as a few lines in west europe using old tupolevs ans Ils with the original tires. Not a safe airline. There are a few otheres like that but not many.
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 937 times:
Budget crunches causing cutbacks in critical areas such as maintenance.
Dated air traffic control equipment.
Language discrepencies between air traffic controllers and foreign pilots.
Airport congestion. (Runway incursions are more common.)
Rise in terrorism.
Airnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 933 times:
1. Air Traffic is growing causing more and more aircrafts in one airport. This could lead to fatal accidents like The KLM and Pan Am(I think Pan Am) Colliding with each other on the runway.
2. Turbulence not being able to be detected. There has been a few incidents of people dying due to turbulence such as United Airlines flight from Narita. One person died due to severe neck wounds.
3. Pilots. These people play a big factor. Alot of planes over shoot runways. This could cause a fire in the cabin causing loss of life. Also Mis guidence. Such as the SQ flight. The pilot took of on the wrong runway.
4. Weather. Fog cover over the airport causing planes not being able to see very far.
Hopes these points help
PS They are just examples i don't want people biting my head about what i said about pilots.