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- Coldwater, Mississippi
When I was a youngster, I didn't care. I walked by wrecks on the way to work and I got on the airplane. Yeah, I witnessed wrecks in my less than four year career. People died. Today, it's probably not a risk I'd want to take.Speaking about helicopters are they not dangerous .??
I have not seen any statistics for many years ,But in the 70 ies and well into at least 90 ies
a very high percentage of those fell out of the sky.
Admittedly sometimes hitting power lines and so.
But we are talking peacetime and with one would assume strict service routines in place.
I don't remember the exact percentage but it was high enough for me thinking its best to avoid them.
There was also helicopter accidents with helicopters from eastern block or persons sitting in them in Russia and Poland and so. Dying. If i remeber correct also in the Norwegian Offshore Oil business
As I understood it a complicated technical system and if some tiny little part broke There was little chance save the situation as with an ordinary plane with wings.
Maybe because they were used in harsh weather Winter storms and other bad weather rescue operations and so , was a factor.
But they fell down