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How safe is Air Force One?

How safe is the presidential jet, Air Force 1, compared to passenger airliners?

Do they use the type wiring that has brought down some planes, and is inside most passenger planes?

I'd have to look up what it is called. It is not used in military planes but it is in passenger jets.

It's got 4 engines, so it could lose 2 and still make a landing.

Air Force 1 have any special emergency devices like ejection seats, parachutes, etc?

Here is the type wiring that they refuse to use in military aircraft, but they do-did use in commerical jets.

http://www.vision.net.au/~apaterson/aviation/kapton_mangold.htm
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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So, maintenance crews might inspect AF1 daily, whereas a passenger jet might get inspected once a year. That's nice to know the next time I fly.
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Example Alaska Air which has a terrible record as far as accidents, maintenance errors.

It was thought that a map light brought down the Swiss Air flight.......
I couldn't understand why a map light was "allowed" to bring a plane down.
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Another good link for passenger mile statistics:
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_safety

It also notes that the problems in Alaska may have more to do with the weather than the airline.
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One Alaska Air disaster was caused by the pilots refusing to land. They tried for over 30 minutes to fix the problem. The plane hit the water top down. Idiot pilots who had hundreds of miles of airports to land and they kept trying to fix the problem. Broken or defective tail stabilizer part.