Flying Can Be Scary

There have been 2 near misses between planes in the past week. Both due to poor air traffic control. In the first, two planes came within seconds of colliding when the controller put them on a crash course. An alarm in one of the planes followed by great piloting averted tragedy.

Yet it seems that the U.S. system is still one of the best in the world–now that is scary. Almost as scary/funny as this report of passengers needing to refuse to get on a plane tey were asked to board at Heathrow airport. They noticed a piece of one of the wings was missing.

(The sources for these stories came from two very different sources. The first was from The Chicago Tribune. The latter from the NPR news quiz “wait, wait…don’t tell me“.)

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