Indonesian Air Crash

The NZ Herald reports that the crash of a Garuda 737 in Indonesia is their seventh crash in 25 years and 14th since 1950. As someone who was on a Garuda 727 (for all I know that 727) just a few days ago, it gets a bit too close too comfort.

The good news is that it looks like most of the crew and passengers survived – maybe 117 out of 133. As so many crashes have 100% fatalities, I’ve always been bemused at the detailed instructions on what to do in case of a crash landing – my theory has always been that you’re toast if you crash regardless of how much you lean in towards the seat in front of you. So nice to have evidence to the contrary.

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