In our last post we started a discussion on how to increase your chances of surviving a commercial airplane crash. Although these tips are definitely very useful and important, we all know that there are many aspects of an airplane crash that we cannot control. Nonetheless, it is important to stay vigilant and ready.
Airplane crashes can happen at any time and for any reason. When we board a commercial aircraft, we often feel like we are at the mercy of the pilot and the large vessel that will be carrying us. Many people feel like they have absolutely no control over whether they survive a crash or not.
If you are like the average airline consumer, you probably are not educated about aviation and the engineering and maintenance involved in the industry. You are probably someone who just hopes for the best when you are boarding an aircraft, anxious to touch down safely on the soil of your travel destination.
While many Americans may not remember it, this month marks the 20th anniversary of a devastating commercial jet crash. On May 11, 1996, an airline called ValuJet took off from Miami International Airport on a flight bound for Atlanta. Less than 20 minutes into the flight, the DC-9 burst violently into flames and crashed in the Florida Everglades.
Plane crash investigations can be both lengthy and complicated, especially in cases where all passengers and crew lose their lives. And even when black box information is available, it may not tell the whole story.
Many people are afraid of flying and it’s a fear that is easy to understand. When we get on an airplane, we put our lives in the hands of mechanics, manufacturers and pilots. Many aircraft passengers feel like they have zero control over their safety and also feel as though their chances of dying in an airplane crash are high.
Your loved one has been killed in an aviation accident. Naturally, you are likely in extreme shock and mourning the loss of someone you love. At the same time, many people feel a sense of frustration or even anger that something like this could have happened. So what is the next step?
Last week, some of our readers may have heard about a tragic plane crash that killed 224 people. The Russian Metrojet airplane crashed in Egypt on Saturday. This has prompted a lot of discussion related to airplane crashes around the world. This week a news source looked at Aviation Safety Network data to see which countries were the atal airline accidents.
There are many different tasks connected to flying commercial jets. One class of such tasks are monitoring tasks. These tasks involve monitoring computer-performed work during a flight.
If a product or service is offered to consumers at a lower price than competitors in the same industry, many people assume that corners have been cut, meaning important safety measures may have also been ignored. From mass transit accidents to massive motor vehicle recalls, it's not hard to believe this assumption and wonder if it applies to all products and services offered in the United States.