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Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

October 20, 2012
By JOAN LOWY , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - It's been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after World War II. That sounds like unvarnished good news, but one consequence of having such a remarkable record is that it's difficult to justify imposing costly new safety rules on the economically fragile industry.

 
 
 

 

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