Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Plane Crashes’
A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to the Ethiopian Airlines has crashed off the coast of Lebanon into the Mediterranean Sea. It is believed to have crashed off the Na’ameh village, which is a few miles to the south of Beirut, into the Mediterranean Sea. The plane had 90 people on board (82 passengers and 8 crew members), and was flying from Beirut to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Most of the passengers on the plane were Lebanese and Ethiopian. The aircraft took off around 2:10 am local, in stormy weather from the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, and is Read the rest of this entry »
Commercial Plane Crashes
Majority of small businesses and some big corporations in the current economic conditions are struggling with tight cash flows. They are cutting back on expenses wherever possible. Unfortunately, some businesses down-grade their commercial insurance. Many new businesses think that insurance is something that is luxury and only a few big and thriving companies can afford to purchase it. This kind of wrong assumptions can damage their business in a significant manner.
Operating a business without an insurance is not a good practice and is like keeping ‘a lighted candle in the wind’. An uninsured business is Read the rest of this entry »
Most travelers experience some degree of anxiety over safety when flying. How realistic are these fears, and is there anything that you can do to minimize the risks?
One common misconception is that if the plane crashes you are likely to die. In fact, “Over 95% of people in U.S. plane crashes between 1983 and 2000 survived.” (Watt, Nick (17 January 2007). “Staying Alive During A Plane Crash”. ABC News. Retrieved 2 December 2009). There are things that you can do, both when planning your trip and on-board to improve the odds of arriving safely.
Just about any time a plane crashes, either in the United States or overseas, news stations run hours of coverage on the event. While the coverage of plane crashes may make them seem common, it is important to note that most of the plane crashes that occur get news coverage; if the same were true of automobile accidents, news stations would spend every hour of every day covering auto collisions.
Since airplanes travel at high speeds and at high altitudes, engineers have built extensive safety features into airplanes that make the occurrence of a crash unlikely. Read the rest of this entry »
Commercial Plane Crashes
Flying on a commercial airline is not as safe as you would like to believe. Every year, as regular as clockwork, several thousand people die or get injured in airline accidents. On average 1,000 to 2,000 people die, and roughly 2,000 to 5,000 are injured every year since the 1930′s.
Airline incidents are now so common that they hardly make headline news, and many ‘minor’ incidents involving just one or two fatalities and injuries go unreported in the press. Unless you personally experience or witness an airline accident, you can easily go through life under the Read the rest of this entry »