Many people say it all the time, “Flying is still the safest way to travel,” but you found out the hard way that doesn’t mean that planes never crash. Granted, more stories about motor vehicle accidents appear in the media, but when a plane falls out of the sky, the damage done can prove devastating.
The primary causes of plane crashes
Ordinarily, a plane crash results from a combination of factors.
The pilot’s role in the crash
As you can see, the vast majority of plane crashes result from some action (or inaction) of the pilot. For example, if the pilot fails to get adequate rest, reaction times and decision-making processes end up compromised.
When is the risk of a crash highest?
The largest impact may be on your personal life. If you suffered permanent or debilitating injuries, things may never be the same again. Activities that you used to enjoy prior to the crash may not even be a consideration now. Your family life may also have to change.