flight safety
civil aviation disasters

United 585
American 965
Valujet 592
Lauda 004
USAir 1016
USAir 405
USAir 427
USAir 1493 / Skywest 5569

 civil aviation disasters

The 1990s continue to advance air travel. More than one billion passengers a year are transported via air, all with even greater safety and efficiency that before. Many of the advances can be attributed directly lessons learned from previous crashes. The increase in traffic has begun to burden the ATC structure however. More needs to be invested in ATC to maintain the safety level. Also at the forefront this decade is the increased complexity of modern airliners. Some feel the aircraft have become too much computer and too little human. Accidents like American 965 and Lauda 004 illustrate this.