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Experts Defend Aircraft Safety Standards

Anytime a passenger aircraft goes down, it is world news.  But aviation experts say that's a testament to the fact that such disasters happen infrequently. “Aviation is one of the safest means to get around the world,” said aviation expert Stephen Wright of the University of Leeds. Tuesday’s crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in France has again raised questions about such issues as aircraft maintenance and the safety of low-cost airlines, even though the cause of the crash...

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