A Northwest 747 carrying more than 400 passengers from Manila to Tokyo hit unexpected turbulence, injuring 30 people on board, 2 seriously. You’ve probably seen a bunch of stories on the local news after the US Airways accident blabbering on about the dangers of birds and airplanes, and whether the same thing could happen to you – right here in Tulsa! blah blah blah. The only real danger you face on a plane is from turbulence. I’ve written about it here before: people are hurt by unexpected turbulence all the time. If you keep your seatbelt fastened, you will be fine. Keep your seatbelt on, and stop worrying about the birds.