Ten Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation

Flying in a jetliner is extraordinarily safe: There has been only one fatal crash in the United States in the past five years, an astounding record considering that more than 30,000 flights take off every day. How did flying get so reliable? In part, because of accidents that triggered crucial safety improvements. Here are eight crashes and two emergency landings whose influence is felt — for the good — each time you step on a plane.

And one of them happened at DFW.


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One Response to Ten Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation

  1. littlepastor says:

    How can they forget the Tenerife crash on March 27th, 1977? 583 people died because of a misunderstanding between the tower and the pilots. It’s the most people to die in an aviation accident in history.

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