There are a few things that can make flying a more enjoyable experience: comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, and a quality movie selection, to get you started. But what you want is to reach your final destination in one piece.
“After we heard a serious growl, we just saw all this smoke coming up into the cabin and that’s when we really started to come out. It started a bit slow and it was getting hot. “The plane crashed,” a passenger named Airy Perch told ABC News-authorized WMAR-TV in Baltimore. “I was the first person to jump.” “The captain came over the loudspeaker and said we had lost an engine and they were preparing for an emergency landing,” Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez told WMR- TV.
The MD-88 is used for short-haul domestic flights, but will be phased out for the Airbus A321-200s and Boeing 737-900ERs, Simple Flying reports. Of the service’s 79 MD-88s, 40 will retire this year. The plane involved was a 32-year-old MD-6, Metro reports, which is currently the oldest aircraft to be serviced by any major airline and is nicknamed the crazy dog” probably because it is so uncomfortable to fly. According to Delta, the incident was a failure of the left engine – and the metallic thing you can see around the engine in the video is the nose cone.
For the most recent disappointment, Delta has apologized to the passengers involved for the inconvenience. According to WMAR-TV, travelers were offered to use their $30 food voucher while waiting for the next flight. Compare this with one in 5,000 years of death in a car accident, one in 161,856 deaths due to lightning strikes, or one in 11,125 deaths in a mass shooting. The second is based on U.S. statistics.
While stories like this can be frightening, it should be remembered that the chances of being involved in a plane crash are incredibly small. Even after some horrific accidents involving the Boeing currently based 737 Max, Commercial flights reduce the risk of death – your response to a plane crash is only one in 1.2 million people and actually, the death toll in an accident is even smaller one in eleven million.