Sunday, August 23, 2015

Blind luck

Lot's of news today about the horrific air crash at the Shoreham air show yesterday. It has to be a mind mindbogglingly small probability that you will being crushed and burned in your car or on your bike by an 8 ton vintage jet aircraft but the poor people on the A27 at that moment were victims of just this. A few meters either way and the outcome would have been completely different; I guess that's what it means to live in a random universe governed only by the laws of physics and kinetic energy. There probably isn't much more to say about this accident, horribly unlucky for all involved, hopefully pilots can learn from it and hopefully air-show organisers will think a little bit more carefully about vintage planes doing aerobatics in built up areas from now on.

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