Flying on Commercial Airlines is Safe.
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You're more likely to get hurt, let alone die, in a car than a commercial aircraft.
7 October 2008; Qantas A330-300; near Learmonth, Australia: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Singapore to Perth. While in cruise, the aircraft reportedly experienced some type of sudden and unexpected altitude change. The crew issued a mayday call before diverting the aircraft to the airport at Learmonth, near the town of Exmouth, about 1100 kilometers or 680 miles north of its intended destination of Perth.
About 36 passengers and crew members were injured, with over a dozen severe injuries. Reportedly, several occupants were slammed into the ceiling during the event. Most of the injuries were to passengers and crew in the rear of the aircraft, and at least one person was carried off the plane in a stretcher. About 13 of the most seriously injured were flown to Perth by four aircraft from the Royal Flying Doctor Service. One flight attendant was hospitalized with suspected head and spinal injuries. Other serious injuries included fractures, lacerations, and a concussion.
with this single point I have proved that airlines are not always safe
First I'd like to clarify that my real resolution was that air travel is safer than travel in cars. Yes, aircraft crashes actually
do happen, they aren't 100% safe;
But they sure are close to 100% safe.
(sorry guys for the confusion on my true contentions)
If air travel were 99.99% safe, there would be four fatal aircraft crashes every single day in the United States, with no survivors on all the aircraft. In reality, air travel is 99.9999996% safe. (Yes, that's six nines after the decimal). Here's another safety statistic, in all aircraft crashes, 80% of the time, not a single passenger or crew member is injured.
Now, in the example you used about Qantas Airways A330 where passengers were injured, that wasn't a crash. It was an in-flight emergency. The passengers were obviously that unfortunate 20% who were injured. For the passengers that slammed into the ceiling during the event, they were most likely not wearing their seat belt's. Even though the captain or first officer may turn off the fasten seat belt sign, they always recommend during the safety announcement that you should always keep your seat belt tightly fastened around your waist if you're seated, incase of any unexpected turbulence, which was the case in the Qantas Airways in-flight emergency.
Now, Think about 80% of the car accidents that happen in the United States just today. I think it'd be safe to say that in more than half of the car accidents, somebody, either the passenger or driver, sustains a serious injury, or even death.
Many people dread flying on airplanes due to the fact that they fear the aircraft will crash.
But ask yourself this: Do people fear even more the actual drive to the airport?
I think it'd be safe to say, no. Statistically, you're more likely to crash and die on the way to the airport, than to be injured on your flight that day.
You're also more likely to get attacked by a shark and killed while surfing, than be injured during air travel. You have a greater chance of winning the super lotto than being injured during air travel.
I feel my round of debate is sufficient and I now nobly pass debate on to my contender
thank you again for those who pointed out my unclear contentions with this debate I hope I clarified things for you
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