What on earth is going on? The BBC News website maintains what it calls a Air Disaster Timeline: a list of air disasters going back to February, 1998.
Well, if that isn't going to scare the shit out of anyone already scared of what is, after all, the safest mode of transport per mile travelled, I don't know what is. It's like Rain Man all over again.
But the worst thing about this morbid ambulance-chasing journalism is that, by describing its list as a timeline, the BBC could be seen to be implying that all these air crashes are somehow related. Now there's a conspiracy theory if ever I heard one.