We are deeply saddened to hear the heartbreaking news of a terrible airline accident in Spain Wednesday. Just moments after take-off, a Spanair MD-82 jet bound for the Canary Islands crashed at Madrid's Barajas Airport. According to official reports, 153 people died in the horrific crash, and there were just 19 survivors. Our prayers go out to the friends and families of those who perished.
Several of our clients have asked us today what they can do to become better informed about airline safety. Though obviously no one can predict the probability of an aviation accident, two websites with airline historical safety data are:
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