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originally posted by: roadgravel
while the pilots can keep flying to safety
I think I would go with the pilots...
Reminds me of an Apollo landing, only bigger.
originally posted by: Bennyzilla
Why don't they just have all the seats drop out with parachutes packed inside of them. Not cost effective sure but we're talking about alternatives to what we have today (Which is pretty much kiss your ass goodbye)
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intrptr
The cost wasn't "gynormous" at all. The entire F-111 cost $10.3M in 1973 dollars. The F-15, introduced in 1974 was $15M.
It has nothing to do with how valuable one is over the other. An airline is designed to make money. They can't do that if the tickets are priced out of the range of most people, and adding tons of safety equipment to the aircraft ends up in that happening. Air travel as it is now, is the safest it's been in history.