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Catastrophical Phenomenon of 1985-1986: Recurrence to the past

In 2007 there was statistics published in different newspapers according to which the number of people killed in accidents turned to be overwhelming. Mass media asks anxious questions: Why do airplanes take off being out of order? Where do counterfeit spare parts come from? Are passengers “second hand” flights dangerous? What do the relatives of those killed in airplane crashes go to law for?
In “Catastrophical Phenomenon of 1985-1986”, which coincided with minimal solar activity, the number of victims of rocket-and-space technique gave its way to the victim number of aeronautical engineering and also the number of victims killed in car accidents which reached its record – 260000 people in 1985. In the following article the author tells about the metrological aspects as well as the role of measurement errors in the “catastrophical phenomenon”.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2007 #3, KIPiS 2007 #4
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