Monday, July 28, 2014

Air Travel Still The Safest Means Of Transporation... And Getting Safer All The Time

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Air travel hasn't become more dangerous. "Industry analysts and safety experts shake their heads at the seeming randomness of the tragedies, saying they can find no common themes. Nor do they think the events indicate that flying is suddenly becoming less safe. Less than one in 2 million flights last year ended in an accident in which the plane was damaged beyond repair, according to the International Air Transport Association. That includes accidents involving cargo and charter airlines as well as scheduled passenger flights....Airline accidents are likely to increase because the industry is growing, especially in developing countries." Associated Press.

Chart: Overall, the long-term trend shows flying has only become safer. Ismat Sarah Mangla and Christopher Harress in International Business Times.

Explainer: 9 surprising facts about plane crashes. Susannah Locke in Vox.

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