Please. Give me a break.
No one should *ever* expect an airplane, for any airline, to crash. They do crash, yes, but to say that by flying one takes on the assumed risk of dying in a crash is absurd. Generally speaking, it's either the airline that makes a mistake that causes a plane to crash (ie, pilot error, poor maintenance, poor security), or some outside party (ie, the government, as with the Soviets in KAL 007, or the aircraft maufacturer). The only exception to this, that I can think of, is weather. And even then, you can make convincing cases that the airline should not have chosen to fly in poor weather.
We aren't sure exactly what happened in Egypt Air 990, but we do know that someone's liable for what happened. And as a result, the victims' families should get every last penny that they can.