Delta Airline’s Flight 191 crash re-enactment. Provided for your interest and information only, we were not the attorneys associated with this case.
First of all, NCBI reports that on average over 1,000 people are sent to a hospital due to aviation related injuries each year. Furthermore, injuries that happen on commercial flights are a staggering 75% of them. In just a 5 year span from 2000 to 2005. There were 333 fatalities attributed to commercial airlines in that period and almost 4,000 on non-commercial flights. Most noteworthy, are these numbers are from the United States only, they’re not even global numbers. Hence the US with all of its regulations, laws, and oversights, make these numbers that much more scary.
The Good News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Airlines had zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets in 2017. Moreover, airlines had only 5 serious injuries, according to a Dutch consulting firm (To70) and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for air travel. However, not so great if you worked for air-cargo carriers. They recorded 44 fatalities on board aircraft and 35 deaths on the ground.
Drive or Fly? What Are The Odds?
The National Safety Council made an odds of dying table for 2008. The table further shows the relative risks of you flying compared to your driving safety. It said the odds of you dying in a motor vehicle accident are 1 in 98 for your lifetime. For flying (including air taxis and private flights), the odds were 1 in 7,178 for your lifetime. Consequently making air travel much safer than driving is for you.
Furthermore, contact a plane crash lawyer if you or someone you know has been injured or has lost their lives in an aviation-related accident. Dan Street an airplane accident lawyer with STREET LAW FIRM can be reached by clicking here.