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(The Wire)   Deaths from airplane crashes are lower than they've ever been. About sea-level on average   (thewire.com) divider line 32
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2014-01-14 01:21:28 AM  
So, what you are saying then, subby, is that there have been a significant number of crashes *below* sea level in order to offset the many above sea level crashes and thus make the average about sea level? I would like to know about these crashes. :p
 
2014-01-14 02:19:01 AM  
Because the admins on Fark are without question a fine collection of sharp-minded and discerning individuals who would never be foolish enough to see this headline as clever or amusing, I'm going to assume that this was greenlighted just so we could all mock submitter's stupiditude. That being the case, you may consider yourself so mocked, subby.
 
2014-01-14 03:15:29 AM  
It's an entirely different kind of flying. Altogether.
 
2014-01-14 03:15:31 AM  
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"Geeze, their soccer team is laying all over the place!"
 
2014-01-14 03:16:41 AM  

mamoru: So, what you are saying then, subby, is that there have been a significant number of crashes *below* sea level in order to offset the many above sea level crashes and thus make the average about sea level? I would like to know about these crashes. :p


This.

Planes crash on land on average, or above MSL,dumbass.
 
2014-01-14 03:27:15 AM  
Somebody picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
 
2014-01-14 03:32:35 AM  

mamoru: So, what you are saying then, subby, is that there have been a significant number of crashes *below* sea level in order to offset the many above sea level crashes and thus make the average about sea level? I would like to know about these crashes. :p


Subby said DEATHS not CRASHES. I suspect subster is clued into the fact that several of the dead ended up at the bottom of the ocean and/or in 6-foot-deep graves to offset those smashed against mountainsides and those whose ashes are stored on mantels.
 
2014-01-14 03:33:09 AM  

tomerson: Planes crash on land on average, or above MSL,dumbass.


Yeah? Well, what if a plane crashes in Death Valley, huh? You ever think of that?
 
2014-01-14 03:36:05 AM  
Where do they bury the survivors?
 
2014-01-14 03:42:40 AM  

Ishkur: tomerson: Planes crash on land on average, or above MSL,dumbass.

Yeah? Well, what if a plane crashes in Death Valley, huh? You ever think of that?


They'd be extra-crispy?
 
2014-01-14 03:50:54 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ishkur: tomerson: Planes crash on land on average, or above MSL,dumbass.

Yeah? Well, what if a plane crashes in Death Valley, huh? You ever think of that?

They'd be extra-crispy?


"put me back in the burning airplane, it's cooler in the shade!"
 
2014-01-14 03:57:59 AM  
I'm willing to bet the airplane death rate was lower in 1900.
 
2014-01-14 03:58:22 AM  
It would be harder for them to GET any lower.

Now, deaths from submarine crashes are a different matter altogether.
 
2014-01-14 04:05:44 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It would be harder for them to GET any lower.

Now, deaths from submarine crashes are a different matter altogether.


Deaths from submarine crashes are a different matter.
 
2014-01-14 04:21:43 AM  

dobro: I'm willing to bet the airplane death rate was lower in 1900.


But was it ZERO, that's the real question.
 
2014-01-14 05:07:54 AM  
That's all well and good, but the vast majority of people in plane crashes die regardless.

I fly if I have to, but I don't care for it. On the slim chance that the plane does end up crashing, I'm probably done for.

/debbie downer
 
2014-01-14 05:30:12 AM  
I fly enough to hate it. I'm not as afraid of dying as I am of the mode. Those thirty to sixty seconds of powerless, strapped in, gut-crushing, animalistic, roaring terror--that's what scares me.
 
2014-01-14 05:35:21 AM  

Gyrfalcon: dobro: I'm willing to bet the airplane death rate was lower in 1900.

But was it ZERO, that's the real question.


I'm guessing not. There were a lot of fatalities involved in failed designs. Someone that year probably died in a prototype that fell of a cliff or something. Lot of folks were trying to be the first.
 
2014-01-14 05:43:02 AM  

Chaide: That's all well and good, but the vast majority of people in plane crashes die regardless.

I fly if I have to, but I don't care for it. On the slim chance that the plane does end up crashing, I'm probably done for.

/debbie downer



Mythbusted. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the survival rate for crashes over a 20 year period was 95%. Hell even if you only look at the severe ones, you're still looking at a survival rate above 75%.

Don't be trying to rationalize your irrational fear.
 
2014-01-14 05:44:43 AM  

dobro: I'm willing to bet the airplane death rate was lower in 1900.


Actually, the airplane death was quite high back then, considering how many people tried getting off the ground with them and failed.
 
2014-01-14 07:13:10 AM  
There hasn't been a mass-casualty, large airliner crash in the US since, what, 2001? When that one went down in NYC right after 9/11?
 
2014-01-14 07:34:06 AM  

GBmanNC: Mythbusted. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the survival rate for crashes over a 20 year period was 95%. Hell even if you only look at the severe ones, you're still looking at a survival rate above 75%.

Don't be trying to rationalize your irrational fear.


My fears related to flying have little to do with actually crashing. Fear of getting pissed off in a long TSA line; claustrophobia on a crowded, cramped flight; fear of missed connections, cancellations; that sort of thing.
 
2014-01-14 08:18:07 AM  
Surely you can't be serious.
 
2014-01-14 08:25:12 AM  
Take offs are always optional. Landings are always mandatory.

A good landing is one you can walk away from. A great landing is one, which after you are done, they can use the plane again.
 
2014-01-14 08:31:03 AM  

August11: I fly enough to hate it. I'm not as afraid of dying as I am of the mode. Those thirty to sixty seconds of powerless, strapped in, gut-crushing, animalistic, roaring terror--that's what scares me.


Close your eyes and put in ear plugs. You will think you are on a roller coaster. The sudden stop you'll only feel for a second or two.
 
2014-01-14 08:43:46 AM  

dobro: I'm willing to bet the airplane death rate was lower in 1900.


They probably didn't have the fish until 1930.
 
2014-01-14 09:17:32 AM  
subby must be averaging in crashes like

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-14 09:59:06 AM  

Weatherkiss: Gyrfalcon: It would be harder for them to GET any lower.

Now, deaths from submarine crashes are a different matter altogether.

Deaths from submarine crashes are a different matter.


Deaths from submarine crashes are a different matter.


//still not over macho grande
 
2014-01-14 10:39:42 AM  
I bet that this is due to Global Warming, too.  (Al Gore stares at the sky, and says, "I warned you, but, you wouldn't listen!)
 
2014-01-14 12:01:33 PM  
What a coincidence, I had a dream about being in an airliner crash last night. Nobody died, but the airline couldn't get me on another flight until the next day.

/csb
 
2014-01-14 04:18:25 PM  

SquiggsIN: (also grandad always said about skydiving : why would someone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane)


The proper response to that is "You obviously haven't seen the kind of planes I jump out of."
 
2014-01-14 06:32:01 PM  

zimbomba63: I bet that this is due to Global Warming, too.  (Al Gore stares at the sky, and says, "I warned you, but, you wouldn't listen!)


He knew what they were getting into.
 
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