Airline safety over time (or why you should feel comfortable flying)

Are you one of the millions of nervous passengers with a fear of flying? Then these statistics should put you at ease. Despite the rapid growth in air travel over the past forty years, the number of incidents per 100,000 flight hours is dropping precipitously, and in 2009 (the most recent data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics) you were nearly 60 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident when traveling by car instead of by aircraft. Some airline safety food for thought for next time you experiences turbulence at 30,000 ft.