Everyone on board is accounted for..crashed on landing at SFO..landing and take-off, are always the most dangerous
It seems way too early for that to be possible.
CNN covering it.
I've heard pilots say that landing is really a controlled crash. Comforting, huh?
“landing and take-off, are always the most dangerous”
Not really. Take off is not that bad. It is the landings that are dangerous.
for take off, the plane has been checked and prepped. There should be no ice on the wings and if conditions are too bad, the flight can be cancelled or delayed. The pilot is fresh. All you do is set the flaps and make sure you get to a certain speed before lift off. You or I could almost do it.
For landing, the pilot may be tired, you have less control over the conditions, there is passenger and airline pressure not to divert to another airport if conditions are bad, you may have ice on the wings, you can delay the landing a bit but only until your fuel runs out, and you don’t just set the flaps, reduce speed and put her down, you actually have to hit a target area.