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Air Asia QZ8501, Malaysia Airlines MH370

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It is always heart-breaking and sometimes puzzling to read about the possible crash and lost of lives in relationship to today's sophisticated and modern aircraft.

Although by far one of the safest forms of transportation, air travel is not without its fair share of risk and threats that have to be well managed. While I am sure weather will be a contributing factor in the case of Air Asia the major focus of an investigation will be the flight crew response in dealing with this threat.

From what we know so far the crew requested deviation around the weather but those request and deviation my have come to late.

The forces of mother nature cannot be underestimated when it comes to dealing with severe weather in the air or even on the ground. With the resources available to most airline flight crews it is somewhat of a mystery to me how an airplane can end up in such bad weather that is dangerous enough to possibly cause its demise.

Proper flight planning, on board radar systems and/or help from air traffic controllers should help to reduce the risk associated with flying around bad weather.

I hope for the best for Air Asia QZ850 and MH370 and for those who had love ones on board. However, the more time that passes without us knowing anything new the less likely that what we hope for will come true.

In time hopefully we will know the cause of these unfortunate accidents and will learn a lot from this information to make aviation even more safer than it is today.

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