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U.S. airlines fly 2 years without fatality

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posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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U.S. airlines fly 2 years without fatality


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(CNN) -- For the first time since jet airliners took to the sky, U.S. carriers have gone two years without a single passenger fatality.

Thus, the two-year streak in 2007 and 2008 is all the more remarkable, considering that airlines ferried more than a billion passengers.

"That stellar record isn't something that came about by accident," David Castelveter, spokesman for the ATA industry group, told CNN.

"If you see a child in the airport today or tomorrow," said Barnett, "that child has a greater chance of growing up to be president than failing to reach his or her destination safely."
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posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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In my perspective air safety is underestimated by the general populace in our country. I've met many who have a fear of flying but none that have a fear of getting into a car. Car crashes however, are the primary cause of death under age 37:

"Car accidents are currently the number one killer of people between the ages of 1 and 37 in the United States. Car accidents, crashes, and collisions cause about 3 million injuries a year, 2 million of which are permanent and crippling injuries per year. 40,000 people die in car accidents every year in the United States alone. " www.hugesettlements.com...

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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 06:42 AM
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A truely monumental achievement.



Exellent work.



posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Thanks! I noticed how slow and little play good news gets in the media. It has always been a mystery to me but I guess by nature we crave bad news that shocks us just like for many people there's a thrill in horror movies.



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