Video Spreads Bogus Claims About Plane Crashes and COVID-19 Vaccines
The number of airplane accidents in the U.S. has remained steady over the last five years, even during the pandemic, according to data from the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates all civil aviation accidents.
In 2020, the NTSB investigated 986 accidents, including 168 fatal crashes. In the previous four years, the NTSB investigated just over 1,000 accidents each year, including about 180 fatal accidents a year.
Accidents in the first nine months of this year rose slightly from the same time frame a year ago — 795 this year, 777 last year.
But misinformation peddlers are...