I’d rather be flying!!!
Amazing isn’t it? Especially when you consider that in 2010 there was one accident per 1.3 million flights.
Historically 2009, 2007 and 2006 produced slightly better accident rates. And, the decade's fatal accident rate of one per 1.2 million flights was vastly improved over one per 700,000 flights in 1990s. The total number of passengers and crew reported killed rose from 731 deaths during 2009 to 828 in 2010, about 4% worse than the decade's average of 794. The number of fatal accidents involving passenger deaths on scheduled flights jumped to 19, from 10 in 2010.
As low as these stats are they must be improved upon. As an industry we continually strive for perfection...
Jan 5, 2011
"Flight Safety Information"