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Unfit for publication: How USA TODAY got everything wrong

from The Huffington Post

According to author Jeff Schweitzer: USA TODAY splashed across its front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft. We learn in bold print there have been 45,000 deaths attributed to small aircraft and dozens of multimillion-dollar verdicts that reveal lies and coverups. There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong. Let's put this in perspective statistically. If a private pilot flew 10 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, for 30 years, it would take over five lifetimes to be involved in a fatal accident.

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