Is it just me or has there been an increase in terrible airline mishaps over the past few months? For example, there was the plane that crashed not far from me in Clarence, NY a few months ago, killing everyone on board, the plane that landed in the Hudson River after a "bird-strike" (where no one was hurt, praise God!), that terrible Air France tragedy where the plane broke up over the Atlantic, and now, just yesterday, a situation where the pilot died during a cross-Atlantic flight and the co-pilots had to land the plane! Strange stuff. :shock: I am not sure if it qualifies as a "sign of the times," but still, I don't recall there being this many odd and tragic airplane happenings so close together during my lifetime.