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10 horrifying facts about flying

These 11 Minutes Are The Scariest

We're not saying you should spend the three minutes after takeoff and last eight minutes before landing frozen in fear, but you should probably be awake and alert. Research has shown that these 11 minutes are when 80 percent of plane crashes occur. Think about that the next time you're tempted to ignore the flight crew's instructions.

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10 horrifying facts about flying

22 September 2013

If you suffer from a fear of flying, you probably shouldn't read this—unless you enjoy having your worst fears validated. Here for your reading pleasure are 10 horrifying facts about flying that you're probably better off not knowing. | Caroline Morse

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