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Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:50 am

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:13 am

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.

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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:20 am

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

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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:38 am

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 4:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 4:47 am

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 4:51 am

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.
 
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 5:53 am

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

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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 6:39 am

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

 
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:44 am

The only time I get nervous after a crash is if I'm in the airplane that crashed...
 
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:57 am

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:00 pm

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.

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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:03 pm

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:32 pm

No, but sometimes I get nervous after drinking several cups of coffee...
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:46 pm

Oh yes it does
 
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 6:09 pm

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 7:04 pm

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:41 pm

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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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:49 pm

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

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RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 9:32 pm

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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