Less Chances of Dying in a Plane Crash

Dying in a plane crash worries most of us before and while traveling by airplanes. But how is this explained? Do we really have to be afraid for our safety? In the recent studies, there has been shown that the most ‘fatal‘ final destination is USA (2613 accidents), then come Russia (626), UK, India, Canada, Brazil, ending with Ecuador (75). Moreover, the fatal accidents by aircraft type was one of the main issues detailed. The first one is Boeing 737 family with 60 accidents, then DC-9 family with 56 accidents. The ratio of fatal accidents to number of planes in services are for DC-9 family 19:1, Airbus A300 37:1, Boeing 747 52:1. The last types are Boeing 777, Embraer with 0.

As seating plan is concerned, the passengers sitting on the aisle seat within 5 rows of an emergency exit have 69% chances to survive, in comparison with the first ones coming after the pilot cabin, who survive with approximately only 49%. The time of the year has also been analysed, for the period 1942 to 2009, so the worst month to travel is August with 48 fatal accidents, then comes January with 39 and then May with 27. The safety record is also a criteria in choosing the company to travel with. Air India, Air France, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Korean Air are just few of the companies suffering 7 or more fatal accidents between 1950 and 2008.

Is there a ‘bad flight‘? Statistically speaking, USA to Russia, in August, with DC-9 from Aeroflot is one of the most dangerous according to the research. Then follows Turkish Airlines with the route Turkey to India, in September, with Airbus A300.
What are, however, the real chances of dying in a plane crash? They are 11,000,000:1, then comes the bee sting with 15,000,000:1, Mountain Lion Attack 32,000,000:1, and then … blogging 35,000,000:1.

Flying phases and risks of dying
Flying phases and risks of dying

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  1. Paula-louise says:

    im am soo glad there is not a high risk of diying on a plane because i want to be an air hostess and i just was wondering what were the odds . :]

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