Originally Posted by jongo
My sympathies to the reletives of the dead
I was just wondering how the people of the following flights were feeling when the flights were resumed
I personally cant stand flying, and after seeing such a terrible thing I dont know if I would be able to get on a plane there so soon after
Well they keep telling us that statistically flying is the safest form of transport. However the problem with plane crashes is that so many people are killed in a single incident.
Car crashes usually only have half a dozen or so fatalities in a single incident.
With flying there is always a risk that something goes wrong with the plane, that the pilot has no control over, no matter how skilled or experienced he/she is and all passengers are at the planes mercy.
The tradgedy that occured yesterday strikes a chord with me, as I remember when I flew back from Gran Canaria to the UK some years back.
When the plane was building up speed to take off, I felt extremley uneasy because I sensed that the plane was not going fast enough to take off.
Sure enough the flight was aborted in mid take off.
The captain then informed everyone that a door warning light had appeared on his display.
We then had about a half hour wait on the runway, whilst the captain and the flight crew tried to figure out the problem.
The captain then said that, all seem to be fine now, but they didn't know what caused the warning light in the first place.
This didn't exactly fill the passengers with a great deal of confidence, and if we had the power to, I'd bet several passengers, myself included would have asked to get off the plane and abort the flight completely.
Thankfully the plane took off without further incident, but it was one of the scariest take offs I've ever had.