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EX500rider

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47. You're in much more danger driving to the airport than you are in any Boeing
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 09:38 PM
Feb 21

Your odds of being in an accident during a flight is one in 1.2 million, and the chance of that being fatal is one in 11 million. Comparatively, your chances of dying in a car crash are over 200,000 times higher, averaging around one in 5,000.

Amtrak starting to look like a great alternative if you're not in a rush. n/t SheilaAnn Feb 21 #1
"A rush" is a relative turn brooklynite Feb 21 #39
Jebus H. Christ. Irish_Dem Feb 21 #2
The wing didn't fall off... sensationalistic headline. Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #4
A passenger said he saw part of the wing fall off. Irish_Dem Feb 21 #7
The slat is technically part of the wing... Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #9
I didn't want to see an airplane engine on fire either. Irish_Dem Feb 21 #13
Fires are ALWAYS airworthiness threatening! Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #15
It was a military aircraft. Irish_Dem Feb 21 #19
Roger that! Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #23
I never forgot the pilot saying "I don't need that engine." Irish_Dem Feb 21 #28
Any airframe failure that leaves the airframe visibly damaged is airworthiness threatening. Girard442 Feb 21 #16
Exactly. We don't know if it was related to a sequence of other problems that will get worse. Irish_Dem Feb 21 #21
But a slat isn't part of the airframe. Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #24
From the Cornell Law School: Girard442 Feb 21 #31
Yeah, that smells like somebody missed some sort of wear or metal fatigue Cheezoholic Feb 21 #42
+1. terrible headline. clickbait Tetrachloride Feb 21 #40
Looks like the slat delaminated. Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #3
Was William Shatner on that flight? bluesbassman Feb 21 #5
You beat me to it lordy their is video nt doc03 Feb 21 #26
I'd pretty much made up my mind not to fly anywhere again, and this confirms my qualms. planetc Feb 21 #6
Airbuses have had their problems too.... Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #10
Qantas JoseBalow Feb 21 #32
Note that this plane landed safely. maxsolomon Feb 21 #12
Not a good time to be smug. Girard442 Feb 21 #20
Who's smug? maxsolomon Feb 21 #29
It had to be at cruising altitude and speed SpankMe Feb 21 #34
Yes, because the pilot realized he needed to get that plane on the ground ASAP Warpy Feb 21 #41
LOTS ! DFW Feb 21 #17
You're in much more danger driving to the airport than you are in any Boeing EX500rider Feb 21 #47
Whoa, deja vu Attilatheblond Feb 21 #8
The passenger video of the slat is confusing. maxsolomon Feb 21 #11
Manufacturing or Maintence issue? OAITW r.2.0 Feb 21 #14
The plane is 20 years old, how is this Boeing's problem? Angleae Feb 21 #18
The 757 is my favority airliner. Flew on it many many times from east to west coast. Love the thrust during takeoff! beaglelover Feb 21 #22
Expensive jet to fly. Happy Hoosier Feb 21 #27
Wing "falls apart"? hatrack Feb 21 #25
Kinda glad she talked us into always taking Amtrak when we cross country. Torchlight Feb 21 #30
727 is still the safest commercial aircraft ever. rickford66 Feb 21 #33
One of the passengers posted pics in real time musette_sf Feb 21 #35
The Boeing "Dreamliner" Richard D Feb 21 #43
That looks like they very well could've hit something n/t Cheezoholic Feb 21 #45
Yeah I suspect a bird strike EX500rider Feb 21 #48
It looks like something punctured the slat which made the holes we see and the slat slowly desintigrated ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 21 #46
Boeing? Richard D Feb 21 #36
And this from a different, also distinguised, DUer. twodogsbarking Feb 21 #38
I would have had a heart attack if I would have seen that rurallib Feb 21 #37
This thread is funny. Nobody complementing the design of an aircraft the pilots/crew that can safely handle this anomaly Cheezoholic Feb 21 #44
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