Plane Crash Kills 49 in Buffalo,NY 13 replies

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Dewit2em

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#1 10 years ago

So much for heroic plane rescues. Apparentley a plane crashed in a Suburban Buffalo Nieghborhood this evening

Plane crashes into home near Buffalo - Life- msnbc.com




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#2 10 years ago

How exactly would a rescue apply in this situation, given the distinct lack of forthcoming information?

This is why I don't like to fly. People always tell me it's safer than driving, but if you crash your car the chances of burning to death are low. Plus a car doesn't have to drop thousands of feet before impacting. x.X




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#3 10 years ago
Inyri Forge;4803519How exactly would a rescue apply in this situation, given the distinct lack of forthcoming information?

No I said that beacuase All I have been hearing latley is about that hudson river rescue and I that this will take the attention off that. In retrospect it was a poor comarison.




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#4 10 years ago

What a far cry from the guy who landed his plane in the Hudson. Despite the obvious fact that the circumstances would probably have been vastly different, people will make the comparison between the two incidents; one miraculously performed without loss of life or even serious injury, the other fatal for all on board, plus one on the ground.

This is why I don't like to fly. People always tell me it's safer than driving, but if you crash your car the chances of burning to death are low. Plus a car doesn't have to drop thousands of feet before impacting. x.X

It is all about the illusion about control. I hate sitting in the passenger seat, or back seats, because I know that my control over my fate should I be involved in a crash will be minimal. I feel much better driving, even in the stead of people who I know are more capable drivers, because I feel that I am in control, that I can influence the situation. The same with flying, a lot of people are intensely discomfited by the lack of control, and even lack of information, about anything that might happen; all they can do is take someone's word for it and hope for the best.




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#5 10 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4803536What a far cry from the guy who landed his plane in the Hudson. Despite the obvious fact that the circumstances would probably have been vastly different, people will make the comparison between the two incidents; one miraculously performed without loss of life or even serious injury, the other fatal for all on board, plus one on the ground.

Yeah. With this crash, there was no relatively safe place to land, and the hard impact of the crash caused the fuel tanks to explode. It also sounds like there wasn't much of a chance of controlling the plane since it was flying so low. The plane that landed in the hudson had a river to land in which would ease the impact a little, and the pilot was trained in flying gliders (from what i've heard on the news) so he knew how to guide the plane down without power.




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#6 10 years ago

R.I.P to those who have died

Mr. Pedantic;4803536What a far cry from the guy who landed his

It is all about the illusion about control. I hate sitting in the passenger seat, or back seats, because I know that my control over my fate should I be involved in a crash will be minimal. I feel much better driving, even in the stead of people who I know are more capable drivers, because I feel that I am in control, that I can influence the situation. The same with flying, a lot of people are intensely discomfited by the lack of control, and even lack of information, about anything that might happen; all they can do is take someone's word for it and hope for the best.

Agreed, i'd rather drive myself than sitting in the backseat ( Even though i don't have my license yet ). And i don't really like flying either, because if anything is to happen, you'll just sit there waiting for the plain to drop on the ground.




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#7 10 years ago

Inyri Forge;4803519How exactly would a rescue apply in this situation, given the distinct lack of forthcoming information?

This is why I don't like to fly. People always tell me it's safer than driving, but if you crash your car the chances of burning to death are low. Plus a car doesn't have to drop thousands of feet before impacting. x.X

Most planes crash during take-off or landing, so you don't fall for very long.

And after falling for several hundred meters in a fuel-filled aluminium box you probably don't have to worry about burning to death either.

But yes, flying is safer than driving as chances of being involved in a crash are much lower. Besides, many incidents involving planes that go into the statistics aren't as dramatic, so the chance to survive is better than you might think.




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#8 10 years ago

Most accidents on roads are due to morons being morons. I feel safer on the road because I think statistically the chances of me being involved in an RTA are far lower.




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#9 10 years ago
MrFancypants;4803603 But yes, flying is safer than driving as chances of being involved in a crash are much lower. Besides, many incidents involving planes that go into the statistics aren't as dramatic, so the chance to survive is better than you might think.

It's got to do where you crash, or crash land. If you crash on the water, there's a much higher chance of survival than on land. If the pilot is unable to steer away from the ground, the problem is likely so severe anyways that to plane will blow up on impact. In a car, you at least have to chance to either, in a very stupid attempt at saving your life, leap out of the car which some people have actually done.




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#10 10 years ago
MrFancypants;4803603Most planes crash during take-off or landing, so you don't fall for very long.

Still farther than you fall when you crash your car (...hopefully). =p

But yes, flying is safer than driving as chances of being involved in a crash are much lower. Besides, many incidents involving planes that go into the statistics aren't as dramatic, so the chance to survive is better than you might think.

I've always wondered if those statistics take into account that most people drive far more often than they fly.




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