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Toll from terrorism v. deaths from tourism

Posted by te2ataria on November 23, 2015

The following statistics were sent by a reader:

Tourists more likely to be killed by terrorists in France, or while visiting New Zealand?

The following statistics cover the period between January 2000 and November 13, 2015.

Terrorist Attacks in France

Some 17 acts of terrorism have occurred in Paris between the year 2000 and November 13, 2015 including shooting, bombing, stabbing, vehicle ramming and suicide bombing, claiming the lives of 163 people (terrorist casualties not included), and leaving 440 others injured.

  • According to the best data available, 42 of the victims were foreign nationals, or French citizens with dual nationalities.

No. of Foreigners Visiting France v. New Zealand

Based on figures released by the World Bank, and other sources, about 1.25 billion [1,254 million] foreigners visited France during that period.

During the same period, about 40.8 million [40,795,000] foreigners visited New Zealand, according to the World Bank and Statistics NZ (see links below).

Killed in New Zealand

Figures published by newzeelend.wordpress.com (this blog) show that: “More than 3,400 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and recent emigrants have lost their lives and about 18,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.”

[Alternately, other credible statistics may be submitted to the blog for consideration, or plugged into the following equations.]

  • Probability of a foreigner being killed while visiting New Zealand: 3,400/40,795,000 (8.33e-5) or about 1 in 10,000
  • Probability of a foreigner being killed in France from acts of terrorism: 42/1.25 billion or about 1 in 30 million (3.35e-8)

Killed in New Zealand from Tourism/Killed in France from Terrorism = (8.334e-5)/ (3.35e-8) = 2,488.4

Conclusion:

Foreign visitors are about 2,500 times more likely to be killed violently while visiting New Zealand (air and road crashes, adventure tourism…), than being killed in France by the terrorists.

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Victims of Fox Glacier helicopter crash identified

Posted by te2ataria on November 22, 2015

More than 3,400 overseas visitors, international students,  foreign workers and recent emigrants have lost their lives and about 18,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.

Had they known the risks…

The names of those people believed to have been on the helicopter when it crashed on Fox Glacier have now been released by the police.

Police have not revealed the duration of the victims stay in New Zealand prior to the fatal crash. An English tourist who had survived an Australian holiday, was “road-murdered” in a two-car collision within 10 hours of arriving in New Zealand, about two weeks ago.

The latest victims of Fox Glacier crash are:

  • Mitchell Paul GAMEREN, 28 [originally from Holland?] Queenstown (Pilot)
  • Andrew VIRCO, 50, Cambridge, UK
  • Katharine WALKER, 51, Cambridge
  • Nigel Edwin CHARLTON, 66, Hampshire, UK
  • Cynthia CHARLTON, 70, Hampshire
  • Sovannmony LEANG, 27, New South Wales, Australia
  • Josephine GIBSON, 29, New South Wales

Katharine Walker was reportedly the head of Radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England.


RIP. Katharine Walker, 51, from Cambridge, England, was one of the seven people  killed in the Fox Glacier crash. Would she have chosen to travel to New Zealand, let alone fly a helicopter, had she known the risks?

A 2004 study of accidents between 1990 and 2002 found that New Zealand had five times the rate of small aircraft crashes than the US, and four times that of the UK. [NZ Govt Stats]

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Why do the governments in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, India… pretend to protect their nationals against the threat of terrorism, but stay mum about the dangers of tourism in New Zealand?

 

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Another NZ Pilot Downs His Helicopter

Posted by te2ataria on January 25, 2010

kiwi pilot Kills Himself and two Spaniards

The bodies  of Kevin Holmes, a New Zealander, and two Spaniards, have been recovered from the wreckage of a helicopter in Spain, news agency AFP reported, Stuff NZ said.

New Zealand-born Kevin Holmes was probably flying the helicopter when it crashed into the sea off the port of Almeria, Spain.

Of the four people on board, three were reportedly killed, but the fourth person survived and was rescued.

“Holmes’ body was found in the helicopter at a depth of 85 metres by a Spanish navy team using a remote-controlled submarine.”

The helicopter was on a routine flight and the cause of the crash is a mystery, AFP reported.

Try pilot error [incompetence, poor training, alcohol, drugs…!]

Meanwhile …

An Air New Zealand Double Tragedy Waiting to Happen

Air New Zealand had a “close call” as two passenger aircraft over Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu came close enough to spark an automatic warning to the two pilots, the Otago Daily Times reported.

“CAA spokeswoman Emma Peel said yesterday an Air New Zealand Boeing 737 was approaching Queenstown Airport’s runway last Saturday when it was warned by its “terrain collision avoidance system” another aircraft was in the area.” The report said.

Back in  Auckland International Airport …

Another Emergency Landing at Auckland International Airport

An  Airbus A340-200, some 60 minutes into its flight from Auckland to Buenos Aires, reported the shutdown of its No. 1 engine, and returned to Auckland, scaring the living daylight out of its passengers. Fortunately for the 229 tourists onboard,  the plane landed without incident at about 10.25pm,  a report said.

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