hmm on my flight to honolulu, hawaii as a passenger in dec'06 it was a very bad weather out there (probably winter thats y) and the turbulence lasted more than one and a half hour and we have to skip our dinner
due to that as cabin crews have to remain seated with their safety seat belts on. I can see the face of the flight steward when he was seated he was very scared indeed and it makes everyone even more scared as passengers because our lives depend on the pilot as well as the cabin crews. My friend who travelled often he was with me and he told me it was really bad compare to his other journey on the plane.
Not only that, what happened was the pilot then announced during the turbulence (after 1.5 hrs) that the plane ahead of us has encountered some problems during flying..of course everyone sort of panic because we do not know if the plane was heading ahead of us. the entire ordeal lasted for 2 hrs so u can imagine after that i was so hungry
and food were served
i was eating hungrily
A friend of mine who took the same airline told me that she encountered the same problem too,well turbulence are common actually but only how bad it is. She said that the pilot told the passengers that there was turbulence and she was frightened when she was on the plane because it was shaking really bad..and then he flew the plane to seattle...(they were heading to oklahoma actually)..once after they touched down they were told that actually the plane was having some technical problems so they have to touched down immediately at seattle..so the captain actually lied to the passengers i guess so as to not make everyone panic.
I believe if you are meant to die it can happen anywhere. U can die from plane crash or car crash, or get cancer, or be the victims of a major disease outbreak, tsunami, earthquake, watever u name it. And big island, hawaii had an earthquake in oct'06 and i was there on dec'06..i even walked on the volcanoes
so life and death is very hard to predict.