Question: If an airplane is going to crash, is there a lack of concentration on the part of the passengers?Sri Chinmoy: No. There can be evil forces or it can be a lack of concentration on the part of the pilot or the karma of some of the passengers. The pilot may be good, but all of a sudden the plane catches fire. There may be twenty passengers destined to die on that day; it is their karma. It is not the lack of concentration of the individual passengers. The time has come for them. It was destined that they would die in the plane crash.
Sri Chinmoy, Occultism and mysticism, Agni Press, 1977