Two fatal crashes so early in the life of a commercial aircraft is highly unusual, and the fatal-accident rate of the 737 Max is now second-highest of the modern era, after the ill-fated Concorde. The 737 Max has only flown about 500,000 flights, estimates aviation-safety expert Todd Curtis of AirSafe.com. With two crashes causing fatalities, the fatal-accident rate of the 737 Max would be 4 flights per million. That’s far higher than for most modern airliners. The prior version of the 737, for instance, has flown 61 million flights and averages just 0.2 fatal flights per million.
DaSleeper, Condolences of the loss of your friends. It's a mind-numbing shock when these kinds of thing happen. I lost one co-worker in a bush plane accident. the aircraft was missing for weeks and the atmosphere at work was oppressive. It was eventually spotted nose-down in the trees with everyone still strapped in.I'd have second thoughts about fliying in a helicopter right now....
The daughter of a good friend of my wife and the daughter's husband crashed last week
I'm not sure they would have had enough time to process & react before the point of no return: control difficulties at low altitude while multiple alarms are going off in the cockpit. The entire flight only lasted about 6 minutes.
I suspect he caught wind of the US planning to ban. Would've looked strange being the only country not putting safety first.Wow, M. Garneau finally noticed similarities between the two accidents, only days after everyone else was pointing them out. And now even Trump 'gets it.' Progress I suppose.
Trump orders ban on all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights in U.S.