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despite this well-written article, the pilot has done NOTHING to assuage fears of flying---i wish pilots would just admit that flying, though through the grace of god usually turns out OK, is inherently DANGEROUS and ANYTHING , any MYRAID of things could go wrong,
the pilot mentions Air France flight of 2009 which crashed because of both mechanical error AND pilot error ("after temporary inconsistencies between the airspeed measurements—likely due to the aircraft's pitot tubes being obstructed by ice crystals—caused the autopilot to disconnect, after which the crew reacted incorrectly and ultimately led the aircraft to an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover." ) but he does not mention how this could have been prevented.
This article, nor any other, has convinced me that flying is "safe", because they can't explain away these crashes. Which is why I don't board a plane unless I absolutely have to.
A Southwest pilot's cool impressed everyone. What's the "right stuff" behind it?
It doesn't help that it happens rarely. Flying doesn't feel as safe as driving.
Though flying is safe, it may not feel safe. What causes the mismatch?
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