pitbull 993 wrote:It is really sad. I feel bad forthe families, you would think a bus would be safer than a plane, but when was the last time you heard of a plane crashing due to pilot inexperiance
No, MANY more people die in car crashes than in airplane crashes. Society has just accepted fatalities from car crashes because they're usually one or two people per crash, spread out over numerous crashes. Fatalities from plane, bus and train crashes seem much worse because it's a large number of people all at once. I used to give a presentation that started off with crash stats... not sure if these numbers are updated, but approximately 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States -- that's one death every 13 minutes.