Originally posted by lolof
I hardly ever think of danger when I go by car but I do every time I go by plane and yet more people are killed in car crashes, I've heard.
from NBC News - travel tips:
Air travel is the second-safest mode of mass transportation in the world. This is second only to the escalator and elevator. Your chances of being involved in an aircraft accident are approximately 1 in 11 million. Your chances of being killed in an automobile accident are 1 in 5000. The most dangerous part of your flight is the drive to the airport.
All airplanes are designed and built to withstand far more stress than occurs in normal flight, including ordinary and extraordinary turbulence. While it is true that a severe storm could damage an aircraft, this is why flights will divert around or cancel due to thunderstorms.
Ninety-nine percent of turbulence injuries are from unfastened seatbelts, or falling luggage.
You have more of a chance of dying from the food onboard than being involved in an accident.