How safe is flying?

February 07, 2017
Royal Brunei long haul Economy Class  Picture: Royal Brunei
  • Amazing facts

Mr Blatner’s book reveals that more people die in the USA in six months in cars than in all aircraft in the last 100 years!

He then twists that number and says that if flying was as safe as driving there would be an aircraft crash every day killing 120 passengers!

In one year (1998) in the USA, 2.5 million Americans died. The number was made up of 700,000 from heart disease, 500,000 from cancer and 50,000 from medical mistakes in hospitals. Car crashes accounted for 20,000 while not one person died in a crash of a US-based airline.