If people want to kill each other for a whole lot of nonsense you cant have much sympathy-however if an unacceptable number of people are getting injured and killed doing something highly productive and fun such as is the case in GA it is cause for concern-at least for those involved.>How thoughless of me, my profound apologies. I just wasn’t thinking about all the troubles there.
I think you’re missing the point of those who responded to you. Having been a part of this forum for some time, I believe that the participants have a very good balance between advocating worthwhile causes in the name of improving the safety or performance of the plane, even if it means being critical of the plane or the company. At the same time, many of us have a vested interest in addressing misinformation or questionable conclusions.
I, and I believe others, believe you have put forth both misinformation and questionable conclusions. First, seven people have not died in the plane. The correct number is four, arising out of two accidents, which we all realize is tragic at that level. The first accident was a plane doing testing prior to selling any airplanes to customers. The second accident was a pilot flying into the side of mountain, flying VFR in heavy IMC. Objectively, while both of these accidents were terrible losses, for which all of us have a profound sorrow, they would not appear to be representative of any safety issue with the current airplane.
Personally, I closely look at the history of the airplane, and ask the question “Does this indicate any problems that would be relevant to the safety of my flying the airplane?” My conclusion is that, recoginzing that there is a small sample size, at this point there have been no fatal accidents that cause me concern. If anything, I am attentive to the HSI and engine failures.
Our forum, in my opinion, has a history of constructive objectivity. I feel that if I, or anyone else, makes critical comments that don’t hold up to scrutiny, that they will be politely refuted. It seems to me that this happened in response to your posting.