Year: 1978 Source: Science, v.201, no.25, (August 1978), p.748-750 SIEC No: 19860248

Fatal crashes of private, business, & corporate-executive airplanes have increased after publicized murder-suicides. The more publicity given to a murder-suicide, the more crashes occurred. The increase in plane crashes occurred primarily in states where the murder-suicides were publicized. These findings suggest that murder-suicide stories trigger subsequent murder-suicides, some of which are disguised as airplane accidents.