Social media buzz: a fatal plane crash and political comebacks after sex scandals
Two issues that got USA TODAY Opinion readers talking this week involved an airline disaster out of San Francisco, and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's attempted return to politics.
Could the Asiana Airlines disaster have been avoided?
- Two teenagers died and more than 160 passengers were injured after Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul crashed in San Francisco. It was the first fatal crash of a commercial airline in the U.S. since February 2009.
- (Photo: John Green, Bay Area News Group via AP)
- USA TODAY's Editorial Board wrote "Saturday's Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco was less a cautionary tale of how risky air travel is than a reminder of how rare — and survivable — such accidents have become." Other views came from CNN, Daily Beast, Ask the Pilot, and more:
- Do you still feel safe flying? Here's what USA TODAY readers had to say:
- There was also much feedback on the USA TODAY front page article Two dead, 168 hurt in San Francisco air crash
- Here's what people were saying outside USA TODAY:
- Video of the crash:
- Audio of the a 911 call
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