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Going Direct: 737 Max Crisis And Its Collateral Casualty, Our Trust

Boeing 737
The crashes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air 610 5 months apart, both involving new Boeing Max 737s, have raised several questions. Pictured: A 737 Max, the type of plane involved in the recent crashes.

Unlike small planes, airliners hardly ever crash. Their safety record isn’t perfect, but it’s close enough to that mark that when one does go down, the world takes notice. And when one crashes, especially when it’s under mysterious or particularly horrific circumstances, the aviation world comes together to figure out just how to prevent such accidents in the future. And more often than not, we’re successful in doing just that. That’s why commercial air travel on per mile basis is the safest mode of transportation the world has ever known.

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