Reply to post: Re: Really?

Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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Re: Really?

The reason you don't hear about water landings far from a coast line these days is that modern commercial airliners generally fly within gliding range of land.

If you count all flights worldwide, including ones that don't fly over open water at all or just small distances, your 'generally' may start to turn out 'not totally bollocks'. But even, e.g. Stavanger-Aberdeen is already beyond that: 500km, with the gliding distance from FL300 being maybe 150km, in perfect conditions.

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