COVID-19 and the Ford Pinto

In the 1970s, the Ford Motor Company introduced a new subcompact car called the Pinto. In response to several fatal accidents involving the Pinto, Ford prepared a seven-page company memorandum entitled “Fatalities Associated with Crash-Induced Fuel Leakage and Fires.” In the memo, Ford estimated the cost of fuel system modifications to reduce fire risks in … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Ford Pinto

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

An EasyJet flight taking off in France had to be diverted last week because of a fake bomb threat. Flight EZY4319 from Lyon to Rennes was in the air when authorities received an anonymous call that suggested a bomb could be on the plane. The pilots returned to Lyon, but no bomb was found. Investigators said the … Continue reading Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire