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Flying by plane or by bus

05 January 2013, 09:05


Measured on a passenger - distance calculation air travel is the safest.. Figures mentioned are the one’s shared by the air industry when quoting air safety statistics    

A typical statement e.g. by the BBC “UK airline operation are  among the safest anywhere.  When compared to all other modes of transportation on a fatality per mile basis”.  Air transport is the safest - six times more safer than travelling by car, twice as safe as  rail.     However, when measured by fatalities per person transported, busses are the safest form of transportation.  The number of air travel fatalities per person is surpassed only by bicycles and motorcycles..  This statistic is used by the insurance industry  when calculating insurance rates for air travel  

 For every billion kilometres of air travelled trains have a fatality rate of 12 times over air travel;  by comparison, fatality rates by automobiles are 62 times greater than air travel. 

 For every billion journeys busses are the safest form of transportation.    By the last measure, air transportation is three times more dangerous than the car. And 30 times more dangerous than the bus.    During the 14 years between 1997 and 2010 there have been a total of 23*557 accidents:  4466 fatal accidents and 7988 fatalities.     You have 1 in 8*000*000 chances of becoming a fatality      

MAJOR  DISASTERS:   Sept.  11  attack  Flight 77 - Pentagon 189 fatalities                                             United Airlines  flight 93          44   fatalities  (check)                                              Tenerife : KLM747                  583                                               JAL    (1985)                           520                                               Cyharkhi    1996                       349                                               Turkish Airline flight 981        346                                               Air  India flight 1985                307 + 22 (crew
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