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Statistics and Plane Magnets

I don’t want to sound like I’m being insensitive, or trivializing last week’s amazing plane crash on the Hudson River, but the question really has to be asked: what’s with the Hudson, anyway? Why is it such a plane magnet? Or, for extra credit, let’s challenge that assumption – is the Hudson the plane-magnet it, at first glance, seems to be?

I know, I know – it’s a big body of water near some of the busiest airports, and airspace, in the world. But planes and helicopters are always crashing in the Hudson. A quick look through Google News’ archives comes up with the following:
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