Saturday, July 11, 2009

Did You Know?

Since 2000 there have been 100 plane crashes that involved fatalities

Of those 100 crashes, 54 were due to human error

51% of planes crash during landing, while only 22% crash during take-off.

So it would seem that my life will be in danger for 73% of each leg of our flight (there are four). And if we do crash, there is a 54% chance that it was NOT mechanical failure...somebody just screwed up.

Why am I torturing myself with these statistics?

I am leaving in less than two days so please just pray that we don't get stuck with any pilots who had a bad day or just got into a fight with their wife or found out their teen was just expelled from school, etc. PLEASE. If we can mitigate the human factor then my chances go up so repeat after me: I DO BELIEVE IN FAIRIES! I DO BELIEVE IN FAIRIES! It always seems to work on the Disney shows, right?


  1. Heather, I love you and am praying for you. Right after I read this post out loud Jack said, "Well, I think God is going to let her have a safe trip." I agree.


  2. and don't forget, you can always click your heels and say 3 times "there's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home" :)
    love you and we will miss you something terrible!!! :) happy adventure!!!!!! :)

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  4. Oh my.....I miss the family Fischer. They will be a blessing to all they come in contact with. Our family's heart has an owie.

  5. Heather,
    This is hilarious! I don't fly either. Never have. I wonder sometimes how I'd handle it. My brother's family flies all over the world, and apparently on some pretty slip-slod run operations. You are all in my prayers. Keep us posted!

  6. Thinking of you guys. Are you currently in Penang? Matt and I will be leaving for K.L. on 7/26. Did they take your temperature at the airport? My mom wrote me a letter to say she was concerned that tourists - because of the swine flu - might be detained at the airport :-) Take care. Desiree