Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ACI Oh My God!

A project which I cannot care less, GDPI calls which I have to start preparing for(no clue how), travel arrangements which I have a lot to make; these sum up my life since January. Thanks to David Crane and Marta Kauffman for F.R.I.E.N.D.S, which I watched again and killed leisure time (the whole time) in January. I can't stop appreciating David Schwimmer for 'Ross'; he absolutely lived it.

As every other good thing, F.R.I.E.N.D.S came to an end. Thanks to the investment made on TV Tuner and IDEA Netsetter, I have been able to survive this place. Then, I started to explore my external HDD and found Air Crash Investigations (ACI), which I used to watch at college and liked a lot. It is a TV show of Nat Geo, where the whole investigation of an air crash(true incidents) is made by experts and interviews of victims or their families are shown.

There are about 100 episodes in all (not sure). Some of the accidents are so frightening that some people may start avoiding air travel unless it is necessary. There is this accident where the door of the plane and the fuselage attached just rips off and 5 rows of seats are also thrown into space; imagine the kind of death. The part where the door is gone is open and some people are actually without roof. The pilot however manages to land the plane. Whats more disturbing is the interview of the family members of one of the passengers whose seat is thrown into the atmosphere. His father hopes that he fell into the engine and got crushed as it is a faster death rather than falling from that height.

No matter how much the airlines industry learns from the mistakes and rectifies, there is always a chance for human or mechanical error or may be bad weather.

Stats from Wiki:

Deaths per billion hours

There is danger everywhere, no point in avoiding air travel ;)

Just downloaded the crash investigation of AIR INDIA flight bombed by sikh terrorists over the Atlantic ocean; will go watch that... you people have a great time :).


idea! said...

suitable measures should be made by Airway authorities to bring down the crashes. Well informative explanation.

The Eternal Ruler said...

of course they take take "suitable" decisions ... but u can't eliminate the scope for error.