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Questions tagged [safety]

Safety includes all aspects of protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from accidents, mistakes and other potentially dangerous situations.

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When escorting Air Force 1, at what safe distance must fighter jets fly?

Air Force 1 is sometimes escorted by fighter jets, either for security reasons or for show. Given that Air Force 1 is a very large aircraft that produces an extremely large amount of jet blast and ...
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Can I have a free ride with airplane? [closed]

If I want to go from A to B, and there happens an airplane also goes from A to B, which has an empty seat, can I ask to go with it? It's like having a free ride in a carpool, but with airplanes? I ...
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Where can I find reports of accidents/incindents happened on ground? [closed]

What international organization or website has the information on this topic? I’m looking for reports, statistics and analyses of incidents and accidents (other than those involving aircraft) that ...
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Does a 40 years clean crashes sheet of airliner makes people fear to fly with them because there is bigger pressure on the company? [closed]

I am planning for my 2nd flight. The first flight was in November 2017 from Beirut to Istanbul which took 1h45min. I asked this question on this site, explaining my Phobia to professionals on the ...
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Is there a correlation between airport capacity and accident rates?

This question about the new Heathrow runway increasing flights per day by 700 mentions that this airport (and many others around the world) runs at over 98% capacity. This got me thinking, is there a ...
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Why are A320s around the world reporting so many problems these days? [closed]

From Aviation Herald, A320s have reported 6 issues in just last three days. What are some possible reasons for such bugs ,like AI 405 had a hydraulic leak, and B6-907 had a hydraulic failure. Are the ...
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Can legislation help prevent CFIT or will it restrict freedoms too much? [closed]

Apparently in Australia there are penalties for a student flying in clouds. Could penalties for flying IMC without an IFR rating reduce Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents? Is it too much ...
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How do pilots protect their necks in jet fighters?

My uncle once told a story of a pilot forgetting to strap his neck, which snapped mid-flight and the plane crashed. How do pilots strap their neck properly?
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Why are inflatable pillows not allowed on board? [closed]

Inflatable cushions designed to ensure extra space that children sleep comfortably between the passenger seats are not accepted aboard by most of the airline companies for they can obstruct evacuation ...
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Why the safety of airplanes have not been developed long time ago? [duplicate]

I have a question about the safety of airplanes. since I was a kid the first time I flight by airplane they have the safety which is a belt and yellow thing that puts into your mouth when a problem ...
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Is this safety ranking of different aviation methods accurate? [closed]

I'm compiling a list of essentially "Different ways a human can fly" and then ranking them in order of safest to most dangerous. This is my final list, is it statistically (and practically) accurate? ...
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Why do this airline experience more hard landings than others? [closed]

Ryan air has a reputation for hard landings, watching this video at the 2:22 mark and reading the subsequent comments (along with personal experience) suggests many people find the landing with Ryan ...
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Safety factor in aircraft design [closed]

How can a plane withstand the safety factor of 2.5?
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What is the procedure for a fast landing that is too slow for go-around? [closed]

Say an aircraft (A320 or similar) on landing, hits the tarmac way too fast and on a short runway, less than V2 but around V1 or slightly over. This could happen if a pilot had recently moved from ...
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In what cases does an airplane return to airport? [closed]

I’m just wondering in what kind of emergency cases an airplane would return to the airport? I am a programmer and security enthusiast — what kind of security issue should I have to find that would ...
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Is it possible to create a specific crash site at every airport? [closed]

I have found the need to bring to your attention the possibility of creating various crush sites and the various airports for any unpredictable events that could possibly lead to a crush. I believe ...
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Do airports use buried cables to detect planes or vehicles moving?

I've been thinking about the possibility of using a buried cable to detect aircraft or other vehicles moving on the ground at an airport. The military already uses this technology for other purposes ...
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ATC application to listen in to current flight? [closed]

I was wondering if there is some sort of app or website that allows people (well, me as a passenger) to listen in to the ATC of my current flight? (Assuming the flight has passenger wifi). If this is ...
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Can your intestines be sucked out by a commercial aircraft's toilet? [closed]

Say for example you have a complete seal (unlikely) between yourself and the toilet. Is the amount of suction possible to pull one's intestines (or insides) out and into the toilet? I think (probably ...
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Why can't we think of mechanism to save people in case of airplane problem? [closed]

Given it is 21st century, why we can't think of mechanism which will save people in case there is problem with the airplane during flight? e.g. so that cases like MH370 don't happen? Is this really ...
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How bad are Westjet's Boeing 767-300s mechanical problems? Should Westjet be flying them? [closed]

My aunt is considering booking with Westjet for flights to London Gatwick for which only old Boeing 763sa are used. We both know that oldness of aircraft is not itself a problem, but Westjet's ...
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What can I do if my aircraft type changes last minute? [closed]

I have a flight scheduled for June with a popular, European commercial budget-operator on a 737. I'm sure everyone knows about the groundings of the MAX. However, I'm concerned that the MAX may be ...
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How much can I exceed crosswind limits by? [duplicate]

I'm learning in a Tomahawk. They have a maximum demonstrated crosswind component of 15 knots. My school has a limit of 12 kt, but will only allow students to fly in 50% of that, so 6 kt. Since it's ...