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Yahoo: 10 Most Dangerous Airlines to Fly

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Stomp16, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Stomp16

    Stomp16 You mean Shennanigans?!?!

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    Really Yahoo? This is the 4th article on your main page in 3 days regarding aviation. It seems that there's an agenda here.

    "Flying was less deadly in 2012 than in any year since 1945, but that does not mean all airlines are equally safe.
    The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking.
    60 airlines are rated, based on the number and deadliness of the hull losses (destroyed airplanes) they have suffered in the past 30 years, and how they have fared more recently.
    Here are the ten with the worst safety records, including the number of hull losses since 1983, and how many fatalities they caused:
    #10 SkyWest Airlines: 3 hull losses; 22 dead
    #9 South African Airways: 1 hull loss; 159 dead
    #8 Thai Airways International: 5 hull losses; 309 dead
    #7 Turkish Airlines: 6 hull losses, 188 dead
    #6 Saudia: 4 hull losses; 310 dead
    #5 Korean Air: 9 hull losses; 687 dead
    #4 GOL Transportes Aéreos: 1 hull loss; 154 dead
    #3 Air India: 3 hull losses; 329 dead
    #2 TAM Airlines: 6 hull losses; 336 dead
    #1 China Airlines: 8 hull losses; 755 dead"
  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman “Dongola”

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    Personally, I think there are some airlines missing from that list. o_O
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  3. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    This study is bunk. Some of the airlines on this list haven't even been in business for 30 years. I posted this a few weeks ago on here. I think someone mentioned the guys who run this study group dont have much credibility. Their website is a POS. I work closely with the PR guy from the DOTs Bureau of Transportation Statistics and we got a laugh out of this. He proof reads all of my DOT statistic related press releases for accuracy. Maybe Ill get together with him and do something a little more real?
  4. Stomp16

    Stomp16 You mean Shennanigans?!?!

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    I didn't see the earlier thread. Was there good discussion on it? Mods, can the threads be combined?
  5. FrankieFlyCRQ

    FrankieFlyCRQ Well-Known Member

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    This list is a joke! Nice try yahoo!!
  6. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    It wasnt just Yahoo who picked it up. I believe I got it from Fox News originally (yes I know ;) ) and a few other major news sites put it out. The two clowns who run the JACDEC site seem to be selling a book. This site is a joke http://www.jacdec.de/

    The Skywest they reference as having fatalities wasnt even their fault. It was an ATC mistake causing an Airways 737 to land on top of them.
  7. popaviator

    popaviator Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo is stupid. Another reason I why never use them to search for porn.
  8. ChasenSFO

    ChasenSFO Gooby pls!

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    HAHAHAAHAHA! This is hilarious.

    Korean Air, Thai, Saudia? None of those airlines have been sketchy what so ever in the past several years, but...SkyWest? Really. Not Adam Air of Indonesia or Rawandair or something, but the largest regional airline in the US which hasn't lost a passenger since a 737 landed on top of one of their metroliners in 93? Ok then.

    I was expecting to see 10 airlines most people on here wouldn't have even heard of, but then I re-read the title. Yahoo. Makes sense.
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    smack300 Well-Known Member

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    Russia didn't make the list? what?!?!?!? :confused2:
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  10. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    Neither did anything in the Congo region of Africa. That Air India incident they reference was a bomb hidden in a portable radio but somehow they made number 3 based off of one accident?
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  11. sdfcvoh

    sdfcvoh This is my Custom Title

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/worlds-10-most-dangerous-airlines-171800816.html

    #10 SkyWest Airlines: 3 hull losses; 22 dead
    #9 South African Airways: 1 hull loss; 159 dead
    #8 Thai Airways International: 5 hull losses; 309 dead
    #7 Turkish Airlines: 6 hull losses, 188 dead
    #6 Saudia: 4 hull losses; 310 dead
    #5 Korean Air: 9 hull losses; 687 dead
    #4 GOL Transportes Aéreos: 1 hull loss; 154 dead
    #3 Air India: 3 hull losses; 329 dead
    #2 TAM Airlines: 6 hull losses; 336 dead
    #1 China Airlines: 8 hull losses; 755 dead
  12. UAL747400

    UAL747400 Well-Known Member

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    Because propeller
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    The 2006 Comair crash at LEX had 47 deaths. In 2009 the Colgan crash that caused such an uproar about safety had 49 deaths. They should have been on the list before SkyWest.
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  14. Derg

    Derg Major Domo Staff Member

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    Remember, about 90% of Yahoo-original topics are created in "content farms". Basically a "hot shop" of people with a keyboard that are paid to crank out tens or articles per hour for SEO.
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  15. Stomp16

    Stomp16 You mean Shennanigans?!?!

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    I put this in the original post. Why the need for repeating it?
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    FloridaLarry Well-Known Member

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    Which SkyWest -- the one from Utah or the one from Australia???
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    WestIndian425 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I wanna know!!!
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    bike21 Well-Known Member

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    The numbers they show seem to be Utah. What a joke of an 'article'. Corporate is actually working on a rebuttal.
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    Lee D Well-Known Member

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    This is 9th grade journalism at its best!! Maybe a joke or someone with an agenda, regardless there was no time spent or real research done with the data. As mentioned several other regional carriers had major accidents during those times. In addition no major US carrier was listed for the years in question. Yet most of them had fatal accidents that would exceed the toll listed for several airlines there. Even IF the list had other US airlines and was complete and accurate, what real purpose would this kind of journalism serve? Besides to create unnecessary fear and concern in the traveling public during a time of very safe domestic airline travel. Most days the media just makes me tired and grumpy. :rolleyes:

    As for the SkyWest accidents, if my memory serves me, one had no fatalities or major injuries. As for the other two: One was a mid-air with a Mooney that deviated into class B airspace in SLC before the days of heavy TCAS usage. The other was the aforementioned ATC caused accident at LAX in low visibility. Sheesh, these things happened in 1987 and 1991!
  20. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    Yup, they pick up every one of my press releases I write, regardless of content. We use a company called PR Web to distribute our stuff and Yahoo is always one that picks them up. I'm guessing a company similar to PR Web picked this one up and it somehow went viral.

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