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Just reading it now, 24 hours after a Taiwanese jet crashed making an emergency landing, killing at least 48.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28457660
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Initial reports are that there was very bad weather in the region - thunderstorms, sandstorms.
With all the issues with planes recently I am more convinced that flying is not a good idea it is no longer the safest form of transport you will not get me on a plane again
// it is no longer the safest form of transport //

1,754 died on UK roads last year. Which is the equivalent of 6 Ukraine type accident every year.
And uk roads are amongst the safest.
Stilll stats are not a lot of use if you are the one dead!
Despite the number of horrendous tragedies this year, air travel is still overwhelmingly safe. Here's the maths:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/24/avoid-air-travel-mh17-math-risk-guide



Yes, great. Unless you are one of the dead.
It's very illogical to consider flying more dangerous - it's just because all accidents tend to make worldwide news. Statistically it's still the safest by a long chalk. I reckon someone dies on the roads in my county at least once a fortnight.
And Kromos link, which I've just read, is very informative and pretty convincing.
Gromit
your comment is silly
many millions fly every day , as for traffic deaths well there far higher in comparison
They always happen in threes
// your comment is silly - many millions fly every day , as for traffic deaths well there far higher in comparison //

Traffic deaths are far higher in comparison - 6 times higher in the UK than the Ukraine deaths. Which is why I compared them. You seem to be agreeing with my point and calling it silly at the same time ?
This is another sad plane incident. I hope it has landed safely somewhere.
gromit see the link that Kromovaracun sent you. that's where i'm coming from
Sadly, wreckage found in Mali:

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28475335

Heard that last night chilli :-(
Their last radio message was a request for vectors around a thunderstorm, which suggests to me that they had clear line of sight to the storm itself. For them to, in doing so, steer into the upper layers of a sandstorm would have been extraordinary bad luck. It was night-time so they wouldn't have seen it until they were inside it.

I'm anticipating the investigation will focus on the weater forecast issued to the pilots and how they arrived at their go/no-go decision.

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