A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 11, 2020
“How often does a plane crash?"/"Only once.”

An airplane riddle is often given as a passenger question to a flight attendant:

Q (passenger): How often does a plane crash?
A (flight attendant): Only once.


Q (passenger): How often do planes crash?
A (flight attendant): Just once.

“Isn’t that like the ‘how often do planes crash?’ question? Just the once, usually” was posted on the newsgroup uk.comp.sys.mac on June 21, 2002. The joke has been printed on several images.

Google Groups: uk.comp.sys.mac
Mac OS 10.1.5 ate my iMac
Rowland McDonnell
> Isn’t that like the “how often do planes crash?” question? Just the once,
> usually :(

Google Groups: alt.religion.christian.roman-catholic
Sign From God: Pilots’ Prayers for Safe Landing Are Answered
Christopher A. Lee
How often do planes crash?

Google Groups: rec.travel.air
Mid-air panic as plane plunges 26,000 feet
Pilot humor:
Question… “How often does a plane crash?”
Answer is… “Once.”

Roberto Is Magic
Whenever someone asks the question ‘How often do planes crash?’ the answer is “Once.”
10:52 AM · Mar 7, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Thomas Dodson Lives In Nashville Now
how often do planes crash like that?
just once.
4:31 PM · Jul 6, 2013·Sprout Social

Carly Milverton
How often do planes crash? Only once. #HappyThoughts
11:12 AM · Mar 31, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Posted by u/captain_cup June 29, 2019
How often do planes crash?
Just once.

Villi Wilson❌
The old lady next to me on the plane asked me, “how often do planes crash?”
I replied to her, “just once”
12:38 PM · Jul 1, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by u/JP-Seven September 24, 2019
Passenger asked a flight attended “How often do planes crash?”
Flight attended “Just once.”

Mike the Italian Lion 🇮🇹 🇮🇹
It’s time again for ......Friday Funnies !!! 😂😂
A nervous 1st time flyer stopped the Flight attendant and asked
How often does a plane crash
The attendant said with a straight face
Only once !! 😳
4:02 PM · Oct 18, 2019·Twitter Web App

Ralph Nelson Willett
Q:  How often does a plane crash?
A: Only once.
10:55 PM · Nov 21, 2019·NorthernOvationMediaBot

Buck Woody
The lady in the seat next to me was nervous about flying. She said “How often do planes crash?” So I told her “Just the one time, normally.”
7:46 PM · Dec 8, 2019 from Safety Harbor, FL·Twitter for Android

Posted by u/31moreyears January 11, 2020
Passenger: How often do planes crash?
Flight attendant: Just once

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, January 11, 2020 • Permalink