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January 13, 2014

Who Says There's No Good News?

Deaths from Airplane Crashes Are Lower Than They've Ever Been - The Wire Nervous flyers will be relieved to learn that last year was the safest ever in terms of airliner crash fatalities, with only 265 casualties out of roughly 31 million flights throughout the world, compared to a ten-year average of 720 annually. That's the fewest number of fatalities on record. It was also the second-safest year in terms of deadly plane crashes, 29 in 2013, compared to 32 on average.

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"Deaths from Airplane Crashes Are Lower Than They've Ever Been"

For a moment there, I though they meant that most crashes are now taking place at sea level (or in Death Valley) as opposed to on mountain tops.

Posted by: Grizzly at January 13, 2014 8:05 PM

Sometimes I think I'd rather be in a plane crash than hear one more doofus reporter say 'tarmac'. The word they should be using is 'ground' or 'gate' or 'ramp' or 'pavement'.

Tarmac is the British colloquial term for asphalt. One ignorant reporter, I mean correspondent, heard someone with a British accent say 'tarmac' and it sounded ever so exotic and sophisticated. Since that day one airhead after another has been jabbering away about the 'tarmac'.

I have to put on my McIntosh and rubbers, make sure my motorcar's boot and bonnet are fastened and pop on over to Piccadilly Circus for some fish and chips. Cheerio.

Posted by: Scott M at January 14, 2014 1:03 AM

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