Enhancing Focus on Airplane Security and Safety Essay

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Everyday, millions of people throughout the world fly on airplanes to get to their destination. They have allowed people to travel to exotic places or just simply granted the ability for family members to see each other even if they are long distances apart. It is a convenient and effective means of transportation that is continuously growing and has a limitless future. Additionally, they are a structure with the potential to do a lot of good in this world and are a gift to all. However, like most gifts, someone is out to abuse them. Unfortunately, in the past decade, airplanes have become the focus of inhuman threats and dangers that should have never have occurred. On top of that, the ones who take care of the planes we fly on have not…show more content…
Here are some facts about airplane crashes in the last three years. The Aircraft Crashes Record Office (ACRO) found that in 2007 there were 136 accidents resulting in 965 deaths and in 2008 there were 147 accidents with 876 deaths. The death toll seemed to get a little better in 2008 even though there were more accidents, which is obviously a better trade-off. However, in 2009 there were only 120 accidents but the number of deaths spiked up to 1,103 (Wikipedia). With the climbing rate of airplane related deaths, Mrs. Formy-Duval says “airlines should schedule more frequent and more rigorous maintenance checks” (Formy-Duval). To argue that, most would think that the airlines are doing everything in their power to keep planes safe and functional, yet in of the past couple years some people have investigated the airlines’ techniques for doing so and with not the best results. Joan Lowy found that “…American (Airlines) also wasn’t following required procedures for inspection of maintenance work…” and in 2009, 28% of fatal airplane accidents were caused by mechanical failure. Also, for the 2000s, the survival rate for passengers in fatal airplane accidents is 24% (Lowy “Watchdog”). On April 10, 2008, American Airlines canceled 930 flights to ensure that the carriers met the Federal
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