posted on Aug, 5 2020 @ 06:34 PM
a reply to: ChiefD
One of the worst aviation disasters in history was Japan Airlines flight 123. There were 520 people on board when it crashed in the mountains of
Japan. A USAF C-130 found the crash site fairly quickly, and the US was ready to go in, but there was no formal request. By the time the JASDF found
them, it was close to sunset, so they had to wait until the next morning.
By the time it was over, there were four survivors. But, when the medical examiners did autopsies, they found a surprisingly large number of
passengers were alive after the crash, and died of their injuries or exposure while waiting for rescue. The odds of being in an accident on an
aircraft are shockingly remote, but there really is a good chance of surviving it if you are.
Another good example is United 232. When Al Haynes, the pilot, saw the video of them cartwheeling down the runway, he asked his wife who that was, and
said no one got out of that one alive. Somewhere around half the passengers and crew survived.