View Poll Results: What cause of crash do you fear the most when flying?

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  • Engine falling off

    3 13.04%
  • Hyrdaulic Lines Severed, loss of control

    1 4.35%
  • Flaps not extended on takeoff

    1 4.35%
  • Windsheer / Weather

    15 65.22%
  • Mid-Air Collison

    0 0%
  • Fire on plane

    3 13.04%
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  1. #21
    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.

  2. #22
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    Feb 2007
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    Dillon, Colorado
    Yeah, disregading that "water landing" is an oxymoron to begin with, a plane floats about as well as a boat flies.

  3. #23
    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.

  4. #24
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    Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    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.
    Another motto: Take offs are optional, landings are mandatory.

    Also: Red over white, you're all right. Red over red, you're dead.

  5. #25
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    Mar 2007
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    Waterloo, Ontario (unfortunately, no longer in London England).
    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!!!

  6. #26
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    Clearwater, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    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.
    Exactly...and the definition of a great landing....you can use the plane again!

  7. #27
    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.

  8. #28
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    Feb 2007
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    Asheville, NC
    I don't talk about flying.

    <shudder>

  9. #29
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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.

  10. #30
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    Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)
    I don't fly that much anymore. My arms get tired.

    [insert uproarious laughter]

    -PilotJam

  11. #31
    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.

  12. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    Also: Red over white, you're all right. Red over red, you're dead.
    What about white over red?

  13. #33
    No hijacked plane option?

  14. #34
    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.

  15. #35
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    Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)
    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    What about white over red?
    One of the more genius posts ever! Well done! Seriously! Would make a great caption in an aviation pub. Everyone was okay, right?

    -EJ

  16. #36
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    Apr 2007
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    Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)
    Quote Originally Posted by gvtucker View Post
    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.
    Oh snap. You're doomed.

    -EJ

  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    Oh snap. You're doomed.
    POTD!

  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    Oh snap. You're doomed.

    -EJ
    You're only tempting fate if you believe that there's fate to tempt.

  19. #39
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    Feb 2007
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    Acworth, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by prefan21 View Post
    No hijacked plane option?
    It depends on whether or not the hijackers successfully land the plane.

  20. #40
    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.

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