Arthur Cyr: Ethiopia Airlines crash has global significance

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:52 p.m.

    RE: "Ethiopia Airlines crash has global significance"...
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    Pretty sure any airline crash has global significance.

    We always want to figure out what caused the crash. And to learn from it. So whatever caused this one doesn't cause another one.

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    RE: "During 2017, there were no fatalities from commercial passenger flights anywhere in the world"...
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    Not totally true. Googled it. There were 13 deaths in 2017 in two fatal crashes worldwide, but both were on regional turboprop aircraft. Not modern jets like the one in this crash.

    That's still pretty safe. One incident for every 3 Million flights (current rate is 0.36/Million flights)

    Nobody died in a U.S. commercial jet crash last year. That's not world-wide. But it is good news.

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    RE: "There has not been a fatal civilian crash in the United States since 2009"...
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    Doubt that's true. There was a fatal civilian crash killing 4 in Ogden a year or 2 ago. And a bishop from Sandy died in a private plane crash a few years ago. And there was the Payson man who intentionally crashed his plane into his house in 2018.

    Maybe he doesn't count accidents involving private planes/pilots? But they are civilians.