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Do defects cause plane crashes?

Air travel is pretty safe in general. Whether you fly out of New York or into it, you are relying on many people's hard work to ensure your flight goes smoothly and that you get from one place to the other safely. However, as with any mode of transportation, things can sometimes go wrong. Someone drops the ball, and it leads to a plane crash. 

You may have heard that plane crashes are attributed to four main factors. These are human error, weather, intentional actions and mechanical failure. Humor error is to be expected in any case where humans are in control. It is just a part of human nature. Weather is uncontrollable, but luckily, there is plenty of technology that can help to avoid weather related issues. Intentional actions are pretty much unavoidable because the person behind the action is determined. However, there are many safeguards in place to prevent this from happening. 

When it comes to mechanical failures, this is something you may be most worried about. In the early days of flight, these errors were the most prominent, accounting for about 80 percent of accidents. Air travel was new. Manufacturers were not adept at the demands and requirements of air travel, so mistakes happened. However, today, only about 20 percent of accidents occur due to defects. 

The low percentage is thanks to great improvement in technology and more knowledge in the field as a whole. It is easier to spot defects now. It is easier to fix them, and it is easier to manage them. This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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