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Kadafi39 avatar

1133 posts since 30/10/09

24 Mar 2015 13:12
Fewer fatal crashes as there were 21 in 2014 and previous decade has been around 23 - 30. Clearly though the huge increase in fatalities indicates that the crashes in 2014 involved larger aircraft which carried more passengers.

Also data from flight fatalities from 1960's and 70's is largely irrelevant as the technology we now have can't be compared.

Don't think anyone disagrees that flying is on the whole safer than road travel and you have more chance of being mauled to death by your dog than dying in a plane crash, what is worrying though is planes that crash without reason or as with MH370 without trace.

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776 posts since 17/7/12

24 Mar 2015 20:54
not sure if this was posted already, but this is fucking hilarious:
smith avatar

9497 posts since 5/5/04

posted 26 Mar 2015 14:21, edited 26 Mar 2015 14:21
Suicide is one thing, but doing it on a flight that you are in complete control of, knowing 149 innocent people are right behind you, is calculated mass murder. Unless of course he's suffering from a sudden 'episode' like those in Louis Theroux's documentary had, although it appears he had no history of mental illness. And on that topic of mental illness…to be blunt, where or with whom we place our sympathy makes fuck all difference to anyone but ourselves.

Scarier than 9/11 IMO.
cb3012 avatar

5 posts since 14/7/14

27 Mar 2015 13:37
smith wrote: it appears he had no history of mental illness. And on that topic of mental illness…7

Latest information makes it seem like he was definitely suffering from mental illness

Hard to feel sympathy for the lad but calculated mass murder isn't really fair. Up to airlines and whoever gives pilots their licenses to check better and not let anyone like this anywhere near a cockpit
Double D
Double D avatar

3264 posts since 8/3/07

27 Mar 2015 13:47
Because it's not hard to hide mental illness or anything. Ho hum, let's stigmatise the whole thing some more so people keep hiding it.
MasterBlaster avatar

815 posts since 7/4/12

28 Mar 2015 13:58


Oh and waiting for the peace loving muslims and neolibs to demonstrate outside the Saudi Embassy over the bombing of Shia civilians in Yemen.