Good news for the more than one in ten Americans who are afraid of flying: according to a new report by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), it is safer than ever to travel on planes.
The Montreal based organization found that last year marked the lowest accident rate on record for Western-built jets; around 100,000 flights landed safely at their destination every day in 2012.
There were only three fatal crashes of Western-built passenger jets in 2012, and none of these occurred on any of IATA’s 240 member airlines. During the year, close to 3 billion people flew safely on 37.5 million flights, while there were only six crashes and 75 accidents overall.
A total of 414 people died in air related disasters, down from 486 in 2011. When accidents do occur, Africa is the highest risk zone: a passenger jet is 10 times more likely to experience a crash there than in Latin America, the next most dangerous territory to fly in.
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