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Upland's Plane Problem: Why Small Aircrafts Are Accident-Prone

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An American Airlines Airbus airplane takes off from Los Angeles (LAX) international airport on February 22, 2017.
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They say you’re more likely to be hit by lightning than be in a plane crash — but like every rule, there's an exception. We sent KPCC’s Ari Saperstein to the sleepy town of Upland, just outside of LA, to hear about a unique problem they face.

They say you’re more likely to be hit by lightning than be in a plane crash — but like every rule, there's an exception. We sent KPCC’s Ari Saperstein to the sleepy town of Upland, just outside of LA, to hear about a unique problem they face.

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