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24 Oct 2008
It' s all I keep hearing. 4 plane crashes in 2 weeks and another one last night in the quiet little town I live in. It' s created this fear in me and my boyfriend is learning to fly now I get so scared. There is always the " what if" . He' s told me hearing this has made him more aware and to be more careful. I think it' s such a tragic way to die like that. I feel for the people that have lost their loved ones in this way. So sad...
There's no doubt that flying in small planes is far more dangerous than in larger planes run by an airline, but the risk is presumably still small, and probably less than the risk of driving on our highways. So long as he's careful, the risk will not be especially high. I don't know if it's an especially tragic way to die --- is there a way to die that isn't tragic ? Is there a way to lose loved ones that isn't awful ?
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