Why do planes crash?
Planes are notoriously safer than cars, as the oft-cited statistic that more people die in car crashes than plane crashes tells us. So when planes do crash, what causes it? There are a few factors that cause air disasters. The number one is pilot error, but mechanical problems and weather play a big role as well. This video explains the various things that can go wrong with planes and why planes are getting safer and safer as the years pass.
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