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Good Year For Airline Safety?  
User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3541 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

There haven't been any big crashes this year? The last couple of years have each had a number of crashes. Do you think air travel has gotten safer, or is this just a lucky year???


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User currently offlineBLACK BOX From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Yes, it's been pretty good so far this year let's hope it stays that way. As to why - perhaps a little of both.

According to ASN there have been 280 fatalities this year (RA-85845 was the worst with 145).

"I don't mind being made redundant" - BLACK BOX

User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

It has been safe, but perhaps we shouldn't jinx it by talking about it...just a suggestion.

User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

I thought most regarded Tu-154 as major crash, considering more people died in that one then on the concorde. Perhaps Russian planes arent counted into statisics because most people expect soviet airliners to crash anyway.......

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Each crash gives new informations about how to improve safety.
Safety is always improving. Unfortunately, shit happens, men make mistakes, planes are old and not 100 % safe, and bad luck is sometimes there. I'm sure that speeking about it won't change anything (I'm sure you don't have a black cat AC340), but who knows what will happen in the next months ?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

It seems that there is a couple of major crashes each year; last year we had Air France and Singapore Airlines. Lately I've had the feeling that this year has been too quiet. There are loads of airlines that haven't had an accident for decades - QF, BA, LH, IB, OA, DL, CO, CX, AI, SAA, NW, UA... I'm not going to finish the thought, you know what I mean.

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User currently offlineBLACK BOX From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2255 times:


Perhaps you should close this topic to be on the safe side and don't tempt fate.

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