Ugh, I've mentioned my fear of flying is getting worse as I get older, and this scares the hell out of me.
This story is heartbreaking.
same here - my fear is always heightened by stories like this. there was a pilot interviewed in the story and he said that the route was mostly over land. so, how does it go missing?
ugh uhg ugh. i feel sick when i hear about this stuff when i am about to fly (i'm flying at the end of the month). so, i tell myself that it would be HIGHLY unlikely for this to happen to my plane if it just happened today. but then i think about the people involved and it makes me feel sad that i *need* their misfortune to make my experience easier.
I seriously think the plane crash from Rio en route to Paris a few years ago re-sparked my fear. Like, how the hell did it go missing about 3 hours into the flight? I used to only worry the first 5 minutes, but I keep thinking about that story, and I'm sure I will think about this one now, too. Ugh, I hate that I'm making this tragic event all about ME!
I know all the statistics of it being so safe, blah blah blah, but I still hate the feeling of having no control. On my flight to India, I cried (quietly) lol. I'm grateful H is still married to me.
I had some turbulence on my flight yesterday. I was terrified. I am not excited to fly home on Monday.
I get so anxious now. This story isn't helping. Ugh.
I just tell myself that if my plane does go down, death will be pretty instantaneous so it will only be a couple terrifying minutes. Not that that's comforting to me at all but I keep telling myself that it is.
I just read the safety record of the 777. Wow! Only 3 fatalities in 6.9 million flights, and those were from the San Francisco runway crash from last summer!
Recall the pilot who was able to land his plane on the Hudson River. My (smug) pilot friend was never super impressed because he (like the captain of the plane) said that they only followed the specific protocol of how to land over water. Their training is seriously amazing. I'm holding out hope for that to be the situation here, too.