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Discovery Curiosity Series: Plane Crash, credited with saving passengers during Lion Air crash

A recent article on ABC News Explore credits Broken Wing’s B-727 crash with possibly saving lives during the Lion Air crash. While flattering, I think it is still too early in the investigation to determine that. Certainly the brace position

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Lion Air Crash: initial reports of possible windshear

Initial reports are pointing to a possible wind-shear, that pushed the Lion Air flight into the ocean, short of the runway at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. Wind-shear can be concentrated in micro-burst events that can, and have, literally pushed

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Lion Air crashes again

Lion Air has crashed an airliner for the 6th time in the last 10 years. Already banned in the skies of the USA and Europe the Indonesian low cost carrier continues to add to its substandard accident rate. Initial reporting

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