"The fire ignited when the small airplane smashed into a parking lot and empty building in central Anchorage on a failed takeoff. Passersby ran to pull four burning people from the Cessna Skywagon. But when they tried to rescue 4-year-old Miles Cavner, the airplane cabin was engulfed in fire. As Stacie Cavner screamed that her son was burning, police officer Will Cameron spotted Miles on the cabin floor. Fire was scorching the boy's body -- and keeping Cameron from saving him."
This description was pulled from a USA Today article on how fires following survivable small plane crashes lead to over six hundred deaths a year. The article was part of a bigger series the newspaper did on the dangerous design of small planes. Now, my law firm doesn't handle plane crashes but the article points to an important truth that applies to all areas where safety is a major concern: money, not safety, is all that matters to corporations and insurance companies.