So have we answered the real question here? How safe are those planes we fly in every day?
If they are going to fall apart every time they crash, I don't think they are very safe at all. I mean, thank God that crash happened on the ground. Could you imagine what would have happened if that plane had careened off the runway at 36,000 feet in the air? Bad news, man.
I think I'm going to write a letter to my congressman demanding that we immediately halt the use of any runways that are more than 25,000 off the ground until we can be assured that planes will not sustain damage when crashing.