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    Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    According to Reuters:

    Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.
    A heavy sand storm over Mali is being hypothesized as the likely culprit for this one.

    The aviation industry is having a really tough year. Another major disaster in the making, the fourth one in a few months. Soon enough I'll be afraid of flying, even though it is not rational, given the thousands of flights that daily take off and land without any problem.

    Opinions? How does that affect you?
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Just blame Putin.

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Just blame Putin.
    Nah, it must be Obama's fault.

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Just blame Putin.
    Or Obama...

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Doesn't affect me at all.

    I have a slight fear of crashing (flying I like).

    But jetting around at 550+ miles an hour is risky stuff no matter what.

    To ever expect it to be 'safe' is, IMO, naive in the extremis.

    I am surprised more planes don't crash...and my brother is a pilot.

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    I hate the take-offs and landings myself. And turbulence.
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Yeah flying around in a pressurized metal tube going hundreds of miles an hour, I'm suprised MORE accidents don't occur.

    Off topic, but people always ask why everyone doesn't have a flying car. Just take a look at the highways and the cars that break down. Can you imagine a breakdown at 10,000 feet or more? Holy cow!

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I hate the take-offs and landings myself. And turbulence.
    I've gotten used to it over the years traveling, but Las Vegas airport freaked me out in the beginning. It has small runways and 1 out of 5 trips flying in there, they have tried to land, then have to quickly accelerate and take off again, circle around and try it again. Guess the winds down there are horrible along with the small runways.

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    MD-83 operated the flight, registration EC-LTV. Wet leased from Spanish airline Swiftair.
    Last edited by beefheart; 07-24-14 at 10:17 AM.
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I've gotten used to it over the years traveling, but Las Vegas airport freaked me out in the beginning. It has small runways and 1 out of 5 trips flying in there, they have tried to land, then have to quickly accelerate and take off again, circle around and try it again. Guess the winds down there are horrible along with the small runways.
    My daughter worked that airport in the past. She said the high temperatures affects the plane's performance and payload capacities
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