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737 Max Crash Victims Seek Legislation to Block Boeing Legal Strategy

CHICAGO — Families of Boeing 737 MAX crash victims are urging U.S. lawmakers to ensure the planemaker is held accountable for accidents that together killed 346 people by blocking a key legal defense, according to a letter sent on Tuesday …

NTSB Data Indicates Airplane and Wind Turbine Crashes Rare

Federal data indicate that wind turbines are not a major cause of airplane crashes, a conclusion that doesn’t surprise a leading wind energy company. A National Transportation Safety Board database lists only two crashes in which a plane struck a …

Safety Advances Boost Plane Crash Survival Odds

Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters. Saturday’s crash was the latest where a big commercial airliner was destroyed but most …