Playing Deadly Games?

A Swissair flight that killed 229 people may have been brought down by the in-flight entertainment

In the intensely competitive market for business- and first-class flyers, Swissair for the past year had pampered such customers with premium video and gambling screens at their seats, touting "an unprecedented degree of freedom and choice." But for the passengers of Flight 111, that in-seat entertainment center may have been a deadly luxury. Last week Swissair announced it was shutting down the system on its 18 jumbo jets after Canadian investigators dredged up evidence of suspicious heat damage near the unit on the Geneva-bound MD-11 that crashed off the Nova Scotia coast Sept. 2, killing all 229 people aboard. The airline...

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