The Safest Year Ever for Jet Age Airline Travel
Global Commercial Flight Incidents Down
The number of fatal crashes was down worldwide last year. There hasn’t been a fatal accident on U.S. airlines since 2009.
These days it is considered a truism that air travel is a much safer mode of transport than any other. However, at Debunk King, we were wondering what the actual numbers are. Looking for a source of information, we came across these numbers published by Alycidon Rail.
Fatalities by Billion Kilometers Traveled
- Air – 0.05
- Bus – 0.4
- Rail – 0.7
- Van – 1.2
- Water – 2.6
- Car – 3.1
- Bicycle – 44.6
- Foot – 54.2
- Motorcycle – 108.9
Based on these numbers, air travel by kilometer is 62 times safer than by car and 2,178 times safer than motorcycle travel.
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