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Are jet-engine planes safer than propeller-engine planes?

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One of the most common concerns people have when traveling on an aircraft with propellers is that it lacks the safety of a jet without propellers. Why the fear? Perhaps the concern is related to the additional noise produced by turboprops. read more

Safer = fewer injuries - Jet planes have their moving parts fully enclosed BUT propellor engine planes including turbines as well as piston planes have large diameter exposed unshrouded blades that are nearly invisible at speed and can decapitate instantly even at idle speeds. read more

Although jet planes are faster, for flights of less than 500 nautical miles, the shorter time spent in the air is insignificant when compared with the fuel savings in a turbo prop. Having presented the basic facts, a loss of one engine will normally not be a problem to fly unless there are other unknown causes. read more

Turboprops might be a little louder, but they are actually safer than jets when going into smaller runways. read more

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