Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Crash, This Time It's Air Algerie AH5017

It’s getting to be old news these days, but another airliner has suffered a terrible fate.  According to Yahoo News, Air Algerie flight AH5017 has crashed on a trip from Burkina Faso to Algiers.  There were 116 people on the flight, and so far there is no news about the location of the plane.

As far as what went wrong this time, the details are a bit sketchy at this early hour and nothing is being released in an official capacity, according to Reuters, which means that officials likely did not yet have answers.  This crash comes on the heels of a Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over Ukraine and the earlier outright loss of an aircraft.  To say the least, it hasn’t been a very good news cycle for the aviation industry.

Of course, Americans can take some faith that aviation is one of the most highly investigated and monitored industries in the country, according to Anxieties.com.  Still the rash of incidents raise more than a few questions about the industry in other countries; however, it is important to note that these are fairly isolated events in the course of thousands of commercial flights every single day worldwide.

So while the Air Algerie crash is a tragedy, hopefully some information gets passed down to the families of those on board and with any luck the reason for the terrible event gets communicated as well as the crash itself.


It just seems like solutions don’t get the press that the events get, and maybe that’s the point.

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