Nation: Saving Sense of Paranoia

Nation

Saving Sence of Paranioa

The DC-10 crash proves the need for constant vigilance

Even before the last bodies had been found, the detective story began. Federal investigators started poking through the smoldering wreckage of the DC-10 in the flame-seared field near Chicago's O'Hare Airport, collecting pieces of metal that colleagues later examined under electron microscopes. Their findings last week were enough to chill the most seasoned air traveler: the key elements that destroyed American Airlines Flight 191 and killed 274 people appeared to be a bolt 3 in. long and ⅜ in. in diameter, and...

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