Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5447 posts, RR: 53 Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 898 times:
You know how they said, "Your more likely to get into an accident from a few miles from you're house, than going on a long trip"? Is that the same on an airplane? Like are you more likely to be in a crash like on a short hop from Orlando to Miami, or a long trip from ATL to LAX?
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2260 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 898 times:
There are so many factors that come into this question, the type of plane, the airline, the age of the plane, the work that has been done on it, passenger load, how long the pilots have been flying, etc, etc... Personally, I don't think it matters.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 898 times:
Not many accidents happen during cruise, because very little is changing. The engines are changing power drasticially, your'e not flying near the ground, changing directions significatly, ... Most accidents happen when taking off, climbing, decending, and landing. Every flight does this (hopefully at least!), so mathematically long flights are safer because that is a much smaller portion of the flight.