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There is no technical excuse for accidentally shooting down an airliner
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Tuesday, 14 January 2020
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One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody's military. Not the very biggest, of course: accidents account for nine-tenths of all deaths in civilian airline crashes, and terrorist attacks and hijackings cause most of the rest. But a solid 2.


Posted originally: 2020-01-15 02:38:00

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