Oh no, not again!

Another plane crash! And I am already afraid of flying. I know, it is a paradox: I love traveling but I am afraid of flying! I never used to be, the fear came when I started flying the small planes to and from Moldova. I had a terrible flight from Prague to Chisinau once, on a 30-passanger plane that had an interior that seem to be from the 1960s, and where my seatbelt didn’t work on my assigned seat. (I don’t want to make it seem like the flights to Moldova are old and unsafe, because it is not true. In general, these are small but modern planes. This one was an exception, and probably not as old as it seemed since it was allowed to land at an EU airport. I am quite sure that the Chisinau airport adhere to EU airport regulations.)


Actually, the fear comes and goes. This fall, it got better. But after the crash of the Continental flight earlier this month, I was very nervous on the flights last weeks. And now, another crash! And with an airline that I fly with frequently since it has good connections to Central Asia. A crash that might have been due to lack of proper maintainance. But I guess there is nothing I can do about it, it is not like I can avoid flying. So I guess I just have to get over it. Which is probably the best way to deal with your fear anyway.


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