FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
Quoting Sfuk (Reply 3):
But, of the 4 incidents I mentioned only one of them was due to 'potentially' crowded sky's.
The more planes the more chances there are for a problem to occur New York has some of the most crowded airspace in the world that means a lot of planes.
More planes=more chance for accidents to occur.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
KGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 5): At the same token, the question should be asked "NYC blessed by Aviation Miracle?"
Many seem to forget that the New York metropolitan area has *six* airports receiving commercial flights -- not just the three major ones (I assume that Stewart, Islip, and White Plains count as commercial airports).
Given that fact, it's a miracle that everything works as well as it does.
JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
Well not really, NYC has 3 major airports plus heliports. We have JFK, LGA and EWR. Not to mention the helicopter tours and news helicopters. NYC airspace is very congested so their is a higher chance of an aviation disaster. If yoy go to Downtown Manhattan you'll see an airplane or a helicopter every second. Talking about curse, I think the French are. First Air France 447 A330-200 which is a french/european -made plane and 447 carried alot of French people, then Yemenia 626 Airbus A310, also French/European made plane also carried alot of people who has a French-blood.
Additionally, some other notable incidents involving a NYC bound/departing commercial a/c
Eastern 727 landing (to JFK)
Sabena #548 707 (from JFK) at Brussels, Belgium
ONA DC10 (from JFK)
TWA L10 (from JFK)
United DC-8 #826/TWA Constellation #266 midair over NYC
USAirways crash (from LGA)
Trans International DC-8 (from JFK)
Eastern Airlines #663 DC-7 (from JFK)
Eastern Airlines #512 DC-7 (to Idlewild)
American Airlines #1 707 (from Idlewild)
American Airlines #320 Electra (LGA)
Northeast DC-6 at near Rikers Island prison (LGA)
KLM #607 Constellation bound for NY at Shannon, Ireland (1958)
National Airlines #2511 DC-6 enroute to MIA lost over North Carolina
National Airlines #101 DC-6 (from EWR)
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13202 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
Simple answer-NO! Today's accident involved a non-commercial private airplane and a commercial helicopter. Both were under VFR. The weather was clear and warm. They were both in one of the busiest flight paths in the world. The GA pilot may not have been sufficiently familiar with the special risks and extra attention one must give in flying the 'river route'. The helicopter pilot many have made a mistake. The NYC metro airspace is further complicated by not only so many flight movements and airports in the area, but a number of restricted areas due to post-9/11 security requirements, safety needs and noise abatement as well as weather problems. Let us not forget with higher volume comes higher risks, but still in comparision to other regions in the USA and indeed the world, I don't think the NYC metro area is 'cursed' any more than lets say the Los Angeles region.