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Air France 447, the FedEx hijacking, and other amazing stories about airplanes and airplane crashes – Slate Magazine

June 4, 2012

Long articles about airplanes, like long articles about cruise ships, tend toward the tragic. Nobody writes about a flight gone smoothly. But the collection below, which highlights classic pieces and several great plane stories from the last few months that you may have missed, isn’t all crashes. We’ve also got a piece about air-traffic controllers, a piece about the dream of a skyway system that could rival the Interstate, and the definitive profile of Southwest Airlines. Still, you may not want to read any further unless you’re safely on the ground, in an upright and locked position …



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