Date: 17 Dec 96 03:09:18 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Coe) Organization: BEST Internet Communications References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2 3
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Tim Long <email@example.com> writes: >M Carling wrote: >> The probability of one engine failing in mid-flight on a 747 is less than 1 >> in 1000. >I doubt it's that high. I recently flew a KLM 747 LAX to Amsterdam and I >asked the pilot how often he had had single engine failures. He stated >that he had NEVER had a single failure in his airline career! Just to counter that as a passenger on a total of 209 flight sectors, I have suffered two in-flight shutdowns. One a precautionary event, the other a bird strike. I have also flown on three aircraft that have since had fatal crashes. I think I am therefore a statistical abnormality. Wonderful thing statistics.