When Oceanic flight 815 crashes, Ben sends Ethan to the front section and sends Goodwin to the tail section.
Ben wanted Goodwin to die. Juliet makes it clear that Ben knew Goodwin would die. So did he plan for Ethan to die too? I just watched season 4 episode "The Other Woman" as reference.
Ethan was the main doctor for the others, would Ben send him away to be killed? Why not send someone like Tom?