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Surviving A Plane Crash: Likelier Than You Think

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Surviving A Plane Crash: Likelier Than You Think

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Surviving A Plane Crash: Likelier Than You Think

Surviving A Plane Crash: Likelier Than You Think

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A Continental Airlines 737 crashed and then exploded into flames in Denver on Saturday. Fortunately, the more than 100 people aboard survived, and the 38 injured are reported to be improving. Turns out, most passengers and crews do survive plane crashes.

Amanda Ripley is the author of The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why.

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