Why losties can survive plane crashes
After watching ‘whatever happend, happend’, i think im now quite convinced that that is the case. Its still confusing but i think Miles and Hurley kind of cleared that up for me, particularly when he said something like ‘Whatever happend, happend we just havent experienced it yet’, it seemed like Hurley stumped Miles when he said ‘wouldnt grown up Ben have recognised Sayid when he was about to get tortured’, But obviously we know Ben probably did recognise him but being Ben, didnt let on.
Ok so my theory Ive always wondered why some people survived plane crashes without a scratch. When you look at how most people got in the island it was some external thing that happend for example Christian personally brought quite a few over, but with everyone you always got that feeling like someone or something was pushing them on the plane and that normally they wouldnt have got on. So what i think has happend is Ben has tracked down and chosen the strange people he recognised from his childhood and got his agents, Christian and others to get all these people on a plane that is going to pass through whatever it needs to pass through to get on the plane.
The reason why they dont die is because that didnt happen, if they didnt go on the plane they wouldnt die so Christian, who maybe came back from the future, changed their course but it was impossible for them to die because we know that they must live because Ben has seen them in his past, WOW!
This also explains why some people do die in the crash, because they were supposed to, its possible that Ben selected people that were going to die anyway thats why it seemed like he didnt care about the other passengers. Some people like the pilot do survive by accident and thats soon taken care of by Smokie. It could also explain why Michael was told to kill certain people by Ben in season 2, remember he kills Ana-Lucia and others, this could be because they were never supposed to survive the crash but by pure luck did. This could also be the case for Boone and others. The only ones that we know will definately be alive are the O6 and Sawyer and co. In fact if Charlotte remembers Faraday as an old man that also means hes still alive somewhere.
It also explains why Michael couldnt kill himself and Jack was distracted from doing the deed as well.
In conclusion when you think about it whatever happend, happend makes a lot of sense for the whole history of the show and i think it is pretty much the answer. The same way the losties know about the purge Ben knows everything thats going to happen to the losties from dharma time til now.