Engine falling off
Hyrdaulic Lines Severed, loss of control
Flaps not extended on takeoff
Windsheer / Weather
Fire on plane
I always like it when they say, "In the event of a water landing . . . " If you didn't put the plane there on purpose it wasn't a landing, it was a crash, water or no water.
Yeah, disregading that "water landing" is an oxymoron to begin with, a plane floats about as well as a boat flies.
You must spread some comments around before flaming the Moderators again.
Windsor - Apparently, you subscribe to the theory that any landing you walk away from is a good landing. I believe that is a pilot's motto.
It is T minus 25 days until I fly over to Britain. Thanks for starting this thread. Just what I need to be thinking about!!!
I voted for windsheer/weather because EarlJam [forgot?] to include gremlins. Now matter what altitude, 5.5 feet or 20,000 feet, them are some scary critters.
I don't talk about flying.
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." Marcus Aurelius
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I don't worry about any of that actually.
I've always loved lewis grizzard's comment that it was not flying that scared him. it was crashing and burning that did.
Leslie SatcherSometimes I feel like Jesse James,
Still trying to make a name.
Knowing nothings gonna change what I am.
I was a young troubadour,
when I rode in on a song.
and I'll be an old troubadour,
when I'm gone.
I don't fly that much anymore. My arms get tired.
[insert uproarious laughter]
I knew I shouldn't have read this thread...
I'm pretty much afraid of flying in general. Takeoffs and landings are the worst, but I don't like turbulence either. Sleeping usually helps, but about 10% of the time I'll have a dream about the plane crashing. Waking up from a plane crash nightmare to find yourself still on a plane? Yeah, not awesome.
No hijacked plane option?
The odds of my being in any sort of plane crash are so small that worrying about what type of crash I might be involved in seems irrational to me. I don't give it a second's thought.
I took the weather/windshear option. Actually, that's probably not what scares me the most. It's the landing on some deserted island with scary people that steal children and have a smoke monster "security system". If you think I'm flying over the south pacific any time soon, you must be crazy.