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Does last week's tragic plane crash near Buffalo make you skittish about flying?

Very much 22% 171 votes
Somewhat 28% 216 votes
Not at all 46% 348 votes
No opinion 1% 14 votes
Total Votes: 749

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


February 16, 2009
4:30 p.m.

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silbernagel ( silbernagel ) says...

This is the first incident with fatalities in over 2 years. Flying may be annoying but it is the safest way to travel.

February 17, 2009
10:48 a.m.

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esteban1949 ( esteban1949 ) says...

what got me was according to the press the reports say that the poliot of the " commuter" type of plane had the "auto pilot' on...If i can fly in a fullsize plane...I'd rather drive or take the trsin...screw those small flying cracker boxes..but that's just my i have been in bush planes in Alaska before....Go Rats !!

February 17, 2009
3:18 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

The instrument rating for flying a bush plane is quite different than flying a commuter plane. An exact course needs to be maintained in commercial, commuter travel, where as bush flying you can wing it a bit, so to speak.


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