Fly With Facts

The Friday File: While flying seems risky compared to automobile travel, seems is the operative word. For the decade ending in 2008 passenger fatalities per 100 million miles were 0.72 for automobiles, 0.05 for buses and trains and 0.01 for airlines. That means flying in a plane is 72 times safer than riding in a car and that the most dangerous part of air travel is getting to the airport.

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