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Also, In the Skies. 21 Aviation Happenings in Week 49

This week brought us great loss, and more than a little controversy, but we also saw plenty to give us hope.

You Don’t Have 15 Minutes for Fame: Stop with the Evacuation Videos Already

In a troubling trend, Friday’s emergency evacuation of American Airlines flight AA383 at Chicago O’Hare airport was recorded by a passenger on his mobile phone for posterity those 15-minutes of fame.

The trend of people stopping to video their evacuation is troubling. Passengers stopping to take possessions they believe they can’t live without is bad. Passengers stopping to take video which they and the rest of the world can definitely live without is worse.