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US Airline Safety Record Best Ever

No fatal crashes for two years

(Newser) - Airline safety has improved so much that the chances of dying in an air crash are now less than being elected president, according to a safety expert. For the first time since jet travel began, not a single person died in a crash of a US carrier for two years,... More »

Brakes Suspected in Denver Crash

Jet pulled to the side before collapsing with thud in snowy ravine

(Newser) - Investigators believe a faulty braking system and landing gear may be to blame for a fiery crash in Denver where a Houston-bound jet veered off a runway into a snowy ravine. The weather apparently played no role in the accident, and asymmetrical braking appears a likely cause, sources told the... More »

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