posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:07 PM
Originally posted by antar
There should be more money funneled into the safety of aircraft and maintenance imho.
If you look at the sheer number of flights as opposed to the number of accidents/incidents, the safety ratio is staggering. Over the US alone, in a
single day there are as many as 84,000 flights, as many as 5,000 a minute at its peak. Of those, somewhere around 28,000 are commercial flights.
Even taking the lower number of flights (28,000), and figuring the number of accidents that happen it's truly staggering.
In 2012, worldwide, there were 119 registered accidents, resulting in the deaths of 794 people on aircraft capable of carrying more than 6 passengers
(not including helicopters, balloons, or combat aircraft). Of all of those, there were 23 fatal airline accidents, resulting in 475 fatalities on
board, and 36 on the ground. Of those 23, only 11 were passenger aircraft.
Considering how many millions travel through Atlanta, and O'Hare alone every year, I'd say that's a pretty damn good record already.