Airlines Fail To Kill Passengers 2 Years Running

For the first time in the history of jet airliners, US airlines have gone two years without any passengers dying. This is all the more amazing considering the last two years have seen a number of incidents where passengers were stuck onboard on the tarmac for hours without food, water, and in some cases, with a river of human refuse leaking down the aisle. Said an MIT professor who studies aviation safety, in a remark both whimsical and macabre, “If you see a child in the airport today or tomorrow…that child has a greater chance of growing up to be president than failing to reach his or her destination safely.”

U.S. airlines fly 2 years without fatality [CNN] (Thanks to Grant!) (Photo: joelgoodman)