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Name: mindy l barry
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Date: Around 1995

Why, all of a sudden, are so many planes crashing?

Hi Mindy:

It does make one wonder, when these things happen so close together. However, if you consider how many airplanes land a tale off from a single airport everyday and then consider how many large airports there are in the world. It is a wonder that we do not have more crashes. This thought does not really help those who loose loved ones in a crash. I suppose that there are a number of people asking the same questions as you and fortunately, many of these people are in a position to find out and do something positive about any problem that is found. There is a group called the National Transportation Safety Board, which consists of knowledgeable people whose job it is to investigate such accidents. They are charged with the responsibility of determining who was at fault (pilot, airplane design- er, traffic control official, equipment, etc.) and then following through with a detailed report so that we learn by each failure, thereby preventing other failures in the future.

david r munoz

What do you mean by "so many?" USAir has been having problems recently, but I am not sure why. The other airlines seem to be doing fine. Could be negligence in maintenance, or the massive influx of defective parts (which most jets now have on them - much to the company's surprise). Compared to driving, your chances of dying in a plane crash are nearly zero.

wildman jackson

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