jpete wrote: freetown fred wrote:
Hell, if that were the case, I wouldn't even get in my truck.
I had to take a similar test for statistical process control class. That's where I learned that 100% inspection is 70% effective.
And that's the reason I won't get on a plane.
No one ever fell 30,000 feet out of an F150!
No one fell 30,000 feet out of any airplane,, with the exception of the Aloha 737 that developed a sunroof, and a stewardess fell about 15,000 feet..
and I think the 747 that had a cargo hatch blow open lost a few customers from first class.. I don't remember the altitude that one was at..
But the bottom line, is the accidents happen on the ground, during taxiing, take off and landing.. flying is really quite safe,, getting away from the ground
and getting back on the ground is where the accidents are.. You are safer to stay aloft as long as you can !!
ON a serious note,, I've flown the Airbus A320 for over 10,000 hours.. over 15 years now.. and have never had to declare an emergency, or shut down an engine, or any form of major problem,, the worst 'write up' is usually some scum-bag customer gave their kids a box of crayons and let the brat color the seat, tv screen, tray table and anything else the parents could ignore.. and for $195/ticket they think they are entitled to deface and destroy $5000 worth of seats and tables..
Flying is increedibly safe.