Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 8 years ago

is it a lie that planes are safe?should i give up my hobby of flying?

i think i should give up flying unless u can convince me its safe. the media thinks its safe. that makes me question its safety is this.

here are instances of plane crashes.

a. in brazil a plane mysteriously disappears in 09. fishy huh.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8076848.stm

b. polish poresidnet dies in a plane crash.

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Polish-Preside...

c. hockey team dies in a plane crash.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/6939064/russian-...

d. r & b singer aaliyah dies in a plane crash

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1448402/aaliyah-k...

e. on sept 11, 2001 there was a terrorist attack. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Sep...

f. here is a Air Transat Flight 236 incident. although no one was hurt, i find it fishy that if planes r safe, why would it suddenly lose control in the air.

eminem mentions in his song when im gone lyrics:"The sky darkens, my life flashes, the plane that I was supposed to be on crashes and burns to ashes." eminem is a clever lyricist, i doubt he would mention plane crashing if it doesnt happen.

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  • 8 years ago
    Best answer

    Yes they do crash, however, based on your concept you should also give up driving or riding your bike or getting on a bus and never ride a train or cross the street! More people die every year in traffic than on planes.

    Source(s): TL
  • 8 years ago

    Cause 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s All

    Pilot Error 41 34 24 26 27 30 29

    Pilot Error (weather related) 10 17 14 18 19 19 16

    Pilot Error (mechanical related) 6 5 5 2 5 5 5

    Total Pilot Error 57 56 43 46 51 54 50

    Other Human Error 2 9 9 6 9 5 7

    Weather 16 9 14 14 10 8 12

    Mechanical Failure 21 19 20 20 18 24 22

    Sabotage 5 5 13 13 11 9 9

    Other Cause 0 2 1 1 1 0 1

    Source(s): Am not trying to scare you
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Per user you're statistically far more likely to be killed crossing the road or driving your car. Obviously when a passenger plane crashes it does it in style and everybody gets torn to pieces and cooked, this always hits the headlines. However, what never hits the headlines are the millions of people who reach their destination unscathed. The thousands that die on the roads rarely get mentioned in the news because these deaths are an everyday occurrence.

  • 8 years ago

    actually airplanes are the safest form of transportation and just because it may not seem safe you don't have to give up your hobby of flying also it is a one in a million chance of you crashing or dieing on a plane

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  • 8 years ago

    By this logic, you should also stop driving or using any other form of transportation. No walking either. You might break your leg or there could be an earthquake. For that matter, you should just stop breathing. You might get pneumonia and die.

  • 8 years ago

    Nearly everything in life involves some kind of risk.Even if you hide in a nuclear bomb shelter for the rest of your life you will one day die eventually anyway.So it's about doing things ,and you decide for yourself weather it's an acceptable risk level.

  • 3 years ago

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  • Fox
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    if you're this much of a wuss go ahead and stay home under your bed covers and stay there for the rest of your life

    it's not my problem really

  • 8 years ago

    Daniel, you should give up flying, and driving and posting on YA.

  • 8 years ago

    flying is your hobby and now all of a sudden you start thinking its unsafe?

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