U.S.-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

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americanguy wrote:

Flying is the least safe way to travel if you calculate it based on death rates for total miles traveled each year, instead of total trips per year. The “flying is safe” myth is the biggiest lie corporations have ever put on the world. You are a 3000 times more likely to die in a plane crash than in a car wreck based on death rates per miles traveled per year. I should know, I did a thesis on the subject (using industry and government statistics and facts), got an “A”, and my thesis was quickly swept under the rug. I used to fly, and my choice of the subject for my thesis was made after I lost several friends and family members over the years in aircraft crashes, including commercial airliner crashes.

Dec 10, 2012 7:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
dibeanie wrote:

Useful info, americanguy… shouldn’t be swept under any rug!
R.I.P. Jenni Rivera. Good thoughts for your family/children.

Dec 10, 2012 1:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
eMJayy wrote:

@americanguy – Yeah…right.
You obviously did your thesis while harbouring a personal bias against flying…so I can’t assume your calculations or findings are likely to be credible. Statistics can be twisted to shape just about any result, especially when bias is involved and especially when irrelevant metrics are used.

If flying was so much less safe relative to driving, why is it that far more pilots have perished in car accidents than in plane crashes? If a passenger boarded a flight at random, once a day, everyday, it would statistically be over 21,000 years before he or she would be killed. The lifetime odds of any individual in the US dying in a car accident is about 1 in 80. That same individual’s lifetime odds of dying in a plane crash is about 1 in 55,000.

Dec 10, 2012 5:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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