Chances of an Airplane Crash!

Airplane Crash
  1. There are about 102,465 flights every day and more than 3,000,000 people travel by plane daily worldwide.
  2. Even though flying is the safest mode of travel, 1 in 3 Americans are afraid of flying, to some degree.
  3. The odds of being killed on a single airline flight are 1 in 29.4 million.
  4. The lifetime odds of dying from an air travel accident are 1 in 20,000, whereas dying from a firearm is 1 in 325, and dying from a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 100. The thing that is most likely to kill you is heart disease, with odds of 1 in 5 people.
  5. 24% of passengers will survive a fatal crash.
  6. The year 1943 saw the most plane accidents in history: 562 planes crashed.
  7. The year 1972 was the deadliest with 3,329 people dying.
  8. The world’s safest airline is Qantas and the least safe is Air China.
  9. While we worry about whether our plane is going to crash, maybe we should worry about whether our bags will be there when we land: 21.8 million bags are lost every year.
  10. Fatalities by Phase of Flight are:
  • 0% during taxi or tow
  • 16% during takeoff
  • 14% during initial climb
  • 13% during the climb (flaps up)
  • 16% during the cruise
  • 4% during descent
  • 12% during the initial approach
  • 13% during final approach
  • 12% during landing.