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Landing, the hardest part of flying


Anyone who has ever flown knows the scariest part for most is the take-off, when more than 400 tons and a pair of wings with mounted engines propel the cabin and its cargo about 130 to 160 knots. How that much weight can become airborne at roughly 150 to 200 miles per hour is beyond the normal mind, so passengers sit strapped in and confess sins until reaching a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. That is the drill. It is only then that jet setters are allowed to lean back and enjoy the travel. Planes crash while they taxi (10 percent), yes, while on the ground, with the same percent they crash while cruising. Takeoffs (22 percent) account for double that, while it is in landing (58 percent) that most accidents occur. Literally, coming back to earth can be more exhilarating than one would like. The same is true in life. The end of any thing, even the good, comes with the possibility of a sad ending. It is the finality of life that introduces us with a reality we oftentimes do not wish to experience. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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