Date: 17 Dec 96 03:09:18 From: "Julian H. Lloyd" <email@example.com> Organization: Diamond Partners Inc. (Singapore Branch) References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Waleed M. Meleis wrote: > > Thanks to everyone who responded to my question about safety. The consensus > seems to be that a) it is unlikely that all engines will fail during a > flight, and b) if they did, there would be a reasonably good chance that the > plane would be able to land safely, as demonstrated by several recent > incidents. <SNIP> An do tell your friend to make sure he wears his seatbelt. According to a somewhat dry, though incredibly thorough statistical analysis of aviation disasters called "Why Planes Crash" (sorry, can't remember the author), failure to wear a seatbelt is the top cause of injury while flying in commercial jet transports!