Fairly Legal Review: The Titanic Syndrome

The aircraft design in "Shine a Light" reminded me a little of the Titanic. On one hand it was being touted as the safest aircraft ever designed. On the other hand it had a one in a million chance of blowing up in the sky. 

Is one in a million an acceptable risk?  Certainly the company thought so. How many of us would board that plane if we knew those odds?  Then again, what are the odds of getting home safely in your car each day?  I suppose it depends what you consider random chance and what is preventable risk. 

If the company could fix the flaw they should.  Unfortunately the risk of a losing hundreds of millions of dollars made the risk of one in a million seem a lot more acceptable. Read More...



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