FLYING BY PLANE OR BY BUS
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
REFERENCES: GOOGLE AVIATION ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS GOOGLE LIST OF AVIATION FATALITIES.
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