Pilot defends Malaysia Airlines in New York Times op-ed

The terrible, shocking demise of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 this week has left many confused and angered over how such an incident could happen. Some have placed the blame on the air carrier, which is still recovering from the mysterious disappearance of flight 370 just months ago. Licensed aircraft pilot and Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has written an op-ed in The New York Times demystifying the realities of commercial aviation and defending the struggling airline. Ultimately, it seems some things just can’t be planned for.

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