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Old 30.06.2009, 10:02
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Another Airbus plane crash A310-300

Heres the story

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090630/...s-41f21e0.html

I am wondering if flying is at all safe now..

My heart goes out to all the people and their relatives on board...
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Re: Another Airbus plane crash A310-300

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Heres the story

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090630/...s-41f21e0.html

I am wondering if flying is at all safe now..

My heart goes out to all the people and their relatives on board...
Yes with two going down in succession there is a lot of "are planes even going to get off the ground ?" type worries but statistically as was just mentioned in another post its still by far the safest method of transport.

However, I wouldn't like to be running the Air France Engineering Division right now. I would imagine extra toilet roll has been ordered for the whole building where the planes are designed.
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Old 30.06.2009, 11:20
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Yes with two going down in succession there is a lot of "are planes even going to get off the ground ?" type worries but statistically as was just mentioned in another post its still by far the safest method of transport.
Mmm.. Statistics... maybe they are all wrong now..

I too think (more likely pray) the statistics are true because I am flying to UK today

Lets hope all airliners do their maintenance properly and keeps all planes fully servicable. I know some do very cheap maintenance (Jet airlines : The Aussie one (Part of Quantas) which caught fire recently and involved in an emergency landing, also an airbus A330). At the end we as passengers pay for all their costs of running aircrafts and its time for them to ensure that aircrafts they provide are safe

But then again weather can play a part too
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Old 30.06.2009, 11:41
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Re: Another Airbus plane crash A310-300

Ah, I just love fearmongering by amateurs and media alike. It's a wonderful thing.

The sky is falling, or at least the planes are falling out of it.

Our resident aviation expert hoppy will be right along to edumucate us.
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Old 30.06.2009, 14:09
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Re: Another Airbus plane crash A310-300

The plane in question is just over 19 years old, entered service in May 1990 and was leased and subleased to a number of airlines until Yemenia acquired it in Sep 1999. Source http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=20090630-0

According to the BBC the french authorities inspected the plane in 2007 and noticed a number of faults. Since then the plane had not returned to france. Although airline itself was not on the blacklist, it was subject to stricter checks, and was also about to be interviewed by the EU safety commitee. Source http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8125664.stm

Hmmm, not wanting to jump the gun here, but it seems there are questions over Yemenia's mantenance record.
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Old 30.06.2009, 14:22
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Re: Another Airbus plane crash A310-300

Rescue workers have reportedly pulled a toddler alive from the sea where a Yemenia airlines plane crashed with 153 people on board.

Lets hope they find more survivors
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Ah, I just love fearmongering by amateurs and media alike. It's a wonderful thing.

The sky is falling, or at least the planes are falling out of it.

Our resident aviation expert hoppy will be right along to edumucate us.
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Guess I'll get no thanks for this but maybe they should give us some extra in-flight coaching- just in case:

Dare I say- anyone looking for the vertical stabilizer-or vertical role-just to rule it out? Now they are saying that the Air France hit the water intact.

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