The other post about there being no fatal crashes in 2002 got me thinking and reignited a fear of mine.
First, let me jsut say that there being no fatals in 2002 is understnadable, as I think that what happened on 9/11/01 was enough to put off fatal crashes for a while.
But my real worry is about La Guardia Airport. This airport has ad regular incidents between the years 1989 and 1998, from engine fires skidding planes, and to fatal crashes.
It's been years, that I know, that they've had any incidents. It's weird to me. I see it like an earthquake....when you don't get one for a while, you know a big one is coming.
Has LGA cleaned up their act? Any changes in airport operation the past few years?
Maybe the poor economy, forcing airlines to keep only the most experienced pilots, is to thakn for its lack of incidents.
Keep in mind, 7,000 foot runways, with water at the end of all of them except one, and the kind of traffic LGA has, is an appetite for disaster. I hope nothing happens.
Any comments or opinions?
Phil Derner Jr.