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Old 10th Nov 2018, 05:15
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Join Date: Jun 2009
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Age: 54
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Maybe itís the planes got safer?

I canít seem to copy paste but above the post questions why safety has apparently improved so drastically...

Maybe the automatics, etc - those things that seem to be so maligned - are the reason? Certainly blind trust in them is flawed, but in the 99.9% of cases everyone goes home happy and we hear nothing more. But the tiny percentage of times, when something really unusual happens and the crew get it wrong (whether unknowingly or just missing something) we want to tear into the very systems that worked so well the rest of the time.

My bet is the automatics are far more beneficial than the edge cases where things go wrong. The important but painful point is statistic are sometimes brutal. Yes, any crash is terrible, but those that didnít happen are just as important.

A conundrum.


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