Did you know that odds of dying in a car accident are 1 in 5000. Odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 11 million. And even if you are involved in a plane crash, statistically you have a 76% chance of survival.
It’s something that fills many a flier with dread: the prospect of crashing. Odds-wise, they’re still incredibly rare, but crashes do happen to an unlucky few. What are their odds for survival?
Curiosity contributor Bambi Turner found some surprisingly hopeful news when she mined the statistics.
It’s no surprise that about 40 percent of passengers express some form of fear or anxiety about flying. Much of this fear can be attributed to the perception that the odds of surviving a crash are slim.
Notwithstanding that fear, the odds of being in an airplane accident are incredibly small. Accidents occur at a rate of one per 1.2 million flights, and the odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 11 million. The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000, so you’re much more likely to die getting to the airport than you are flying in the plane