In October I’m going to Bangkok from Manchester, we stop at Abu Dhabi but the flight there is 15 hours and the inbound flight is 17 hours in total. The longest flight I have been on is 10 hours and I’ve got it in my head that there is going to be a crash when I’m on the plane because it’s such a long flight, is there a lot more chance of a crash on a long haul flight than a short haul flight or not? What also didn’t help was me searching etihad airways (who I’m flying with) on google images and seeing a picture of a crashed etihad plane -.-! Also when in thailand we have to get a few internal flights (to Phuket then koh samui), are they safe? Argh I’m probably working myself up for nothing but I can’t help thinking something is going to go wrong.
Sorry to seem like a idiot asking this question , thanks
Most crashes occur during take-off & landing, while the plane is on the ground or during approach.
The chances of your having a crash are greater while driving your car, then flying with-in an air-craft.
If you are that scared–go see your doctor-explain to him and maybe he will give you some valium.
thai plane crash- Koh Samui,from Krabi. pilot died Bangkok Airways flight PG266
Bangkok Airways ATR-72, regn= HS-PGL, flight number PG266, crashed coming into land, skidded on the runway at Koh Samui, in severe weather.. Aircraft crashed into a disused control tower. Pilot has died, over 20 persons injured. The flight had just come from Krabi. 68 passengers and 4 crew onboard. KVB/USM-VTSG-VTSM.
7 passengers including co pilot were seriously injured, and 27 slightly. There were some UK nationals on the aircraft. ****
Emergency number= 02-265-8777/1771 ******
the pilot who died Pilot Officer Chartchai Pansuwan, has worked for the airline for 19 years-and on that type of aircraft for 14 yrs.
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