I have been talking on this blog the past week about the potential for brain injuries in the American Flight 311 crash in Jamaica. In continuing to follow the news of that crash, I found this story from CBS News about how planes are now safer than they once were. According to this story, the belly of planes have been reinforced, the seat secured better and the seats moved further from the bulkhead. See [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yjey_qZmJs]
The result of these improvements is more and more people survive plane crashes, especially those that take place or runways. Still, with the multi-million dollar investment in jets, it seems someone could add shoulder harnesses and air bags. But like in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, more people surviving means more surviving with brain injuries.