March 9, 2014 in Nation/World

Boeing 777 considered safe, reliable

 

The Boeing 777 has one of the best safety records in aviation history. It first carried passengers in June 1995 and went 18 years without a fatal accident.

The first fatal crash in the model’s 19-year history occurred last July when an Asiana Airlines jet landed short of the runway in San Francisco, killing three people aboard.

“It’s one of the most reliable airplanes ever built,” said John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

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