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Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?  
User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1327 times:

I was just wondering if you are going to fly, and a few days before there is a crash, does it make you nervous? Some people say it makes them feel safer because security and maintenance checks are increased after a crash. As I mentioned in a post earlier this morning, when the concorde crashed, I was packing for my flight the next morning from LGW to EWR. It didn't make me nervous, but I was wondering other people's feelings on this topic.


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1291 times:

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'd jump on the concorde the day after the crash, but I'd probably be a bit nervous on takeoff.

If the plane involved in the accident crashed (let's say it was a B737) and then another crashed shortly after. And perhaps a third crashed within a week, I wouldn't get on the 737 for a while.
But when the concorde crashes for the first time since it was put in service in the 70s, I can't see a reason why all the others should plummet at the same time.

So my answer would be....yes and no.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1282 times:

Oh, by the way, about this better security after accidents; We had an accident with a fastboat (?) 2 years ago. 16 people died when the boat went aground and sunk, Afterwords, the fault was put on the fuselage and the emergency equipment onboard the boat. (Floating vests didn't work, the fuselage wasn't very strong.)

Now after 2 years, the boat identical to the one that sunk has been partly re-build, and equipped with new and better emergency equipment. It has undergone hundreds of security checks, and is perhaps the most well-known boat in norway at present. Some say they are afraid to travel on it. I think it is the safest object floating on the water in Norway.  Smile

(Not very related, but at the same time a little related.)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thom@s



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1271 times:

If it was a plane that I was going to go on and the same type and airline I might get a little scared  Smile But your right about feeling safer also.


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User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

And the main reason that the Concord crashed was because of debris on the runway, not because the aircraft itself was unsafe. Imagine if the debris were removed, we wouldn't be seeing that horrifying image of the Concord going down in flames.

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

No once I hear about a crash I usually think about the thousand or so of flights that landed safely that day.


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User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

I would probably feel safely because the crash that statistics dictated would happen happened, so there probably won't be another one in a long time.

User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

And the car you drive is???... and how many people are killed/injured each day on the road.

Get on it and enjoy.


User currently offlineJgardiner From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

I would only feel nervous after a crash if I had been a participant.



User currently offlineTommyBoy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

The only time I get nervous after a crash is if I'm in the airplane that crashed...

User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

I actually feel safer. I think pilots, although professionals,who are amazing in what they do, are human. You do something so safe for thousands of times, you are bound to maybe not concentrate as much. After a crash, I'll bet every pilot does everything by the book.

It's like if you are on a rainy highway and you see a horrific crash. You may stop yakking, slow down, and pay attention.




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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6281 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Always choose the last type of airplane that crashed and if you can, the same airline. Statistically safer than any other flight you could choose.

For Climbout : Sorry, but the debris on the runway was only a contributing factor in the Concorde crash. There was something else wrong which I am not at liberty to say just now. Suffice it to say that it is NOT a design flaw in the Concorde. Wait for the final report. And please no one jump my case on this. It may just be that I have some information not yet available to the general public, although it has been hinted at.

Regards

Steve  Smile



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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

It depends, I suppose. I normally consider each accident as an isolated event, but if a particular aircraft goes down due to an inherent structural flaw, I would be nervous.
I flew on Alaska Airlines mere days after their crash last year and I was nervous because the airline was under fire for fraudulent maintenance recordkeeping. That was the only incident of nervousness.



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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

No, but sometimes I get nervous after drinking several cups of coffee...


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User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Oh yes it does

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

I was on a flight when it was anounced that TWA 800 had crashed and I didn't feel any less conforterble than before it was anounced.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

I flew Penang to Bangkok the morning after the Concorde cash, and I didn't feel any more vulnerable. In some instances, I would feel safer - for example, after the SQ 744 tragedy I would if anything feel safer on a SQ plane than any other because airline staff are at their most vigilant right after a crash.


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User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Usually it doesn't bother me at all however last year when I was putting some flights together in the US I was booked on Alaska airlines. When the MD-80 went down some weeks before I was due to go, I made the unusual choice of changing airlines. I say unusual because in the past it never botherd me but this one did for some silly reason.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Funny you mentioned the AS crash.....

I am never nervous after a crash. But there was one thing I did hear after that crash that made me wonder a bit..

What I heard was that after word about the possible Jack-screw problem came out, the "burn-out" rate for the motors on Jackscrew went through the roof.

Apparently pilots where getting nervouse and during their preflight running the motor through the whole range about two or three times to make sure it worked fine. But that motor is rated for intermediat use and the where burring them out because they where doing this.



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User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

If you play the numbers, the day after a crash is probably the safest. What's the chance of another one happening.

Cheers.


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

I'm not usually that nervous about flying. Itend to be laid back and rather take flying over driving any day. But after PA 103 went down and it was found that the airline was cutting corners on security 2 years prior to save money; I wondered on how many airlines were doing this. To my relief not many and thankfully airlines have cleaned up their act since then.


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