Another Air Disaster!
July 15, 2009 9:44am CST
If this is not going to wake up the airline companies and aircraft manufacturers then I see a very bleak future in the industry's air safety. I do not know about you, but for an aircraft to break up in mid air and burst into flames - just do not go down well with me. How can such an aircraft be allowed in the air in the first place? I just feel for the 168 passengers in this fateful incident. I wonder how these people can sleep well, when there is a pressing need to really address the issue at hand. It is indeed another sad day and I'd just like to convey my sincere condolences to the 168 passengers' and crews' family and close ones. Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1199805/150-passengers-feared-dead-plane-breaks-pieces.html
17 Jul 09
I quote from a comment from the url you posted, 'so many planes crashing this year, what the hell is going wrong?' I feel so too. Whatever the reason or reasons, I just don't feel the urge to travel by plane for the time being. All of these news are just making me nervous to fly. I would rather take a longer route, if possible. I can't imagine, being burst into flames..
17 Jul 09
zed_k4, I feel that there is really a need for the regulatory authorities to come up with a much stringent mandatory internal audit for all the airlines' maintenance and repairs. This is to ensure that the airlines and aircraft manufacturers from discounting with their mandatory aircraft maintenance and aviation safety observances. I do not think these air disasters where the aircraft broke up in mid air could have been avoided if there were close scrutiny and prevented when all responsible will really do their job. Air travel today is rather a necessity and much more in demand than other modes of transportation, so I feel the relevant authorities could find a way and step up their checks and audits. Take care.
18 Jul 09
You are right, my friend.. There needs to be done something and I hope that they will revise their method of inspection, or do 2nd or 3rd checks before flying each time. Raise the manpower for safety checks, and there could be opportunity for job creation there as well. Win-win situation.. I wonder whether there could be a rise in travel insurance. Perhaps so.. These are just my suggestions at a whim. The experts should know better..
• United States
15 Jul 09
I know it seems like there are many airline disasters but you are truly safer in an airplane than in a car. I think there are just so many more things that can happen to you in a car. Airline diasasters are really far and few in between and dont happen all that much compared to car crashes and disasters.
15 Jul 09
snowy22315, I can understand what you are saying here, but I feel that aviation safety is indeed much more complex where there are many parties involved here. There are just many aspects that cannot be clearly visible and straightforward, like the faulty airbus aircraft crash involving Yemen Airlines. I mean it is really unthinkable, how a banned aircraft find its way into an airline company and then into the air space. I just feel that there are much more red tapes and complexities in the aviation industries today and far too complex than a car which we own and drive. Take care.