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AirSafe.com Updates List of Fatal Plane Crash Rates
AirSfafe.com updates its listing of fatal plane crash rates and identifies the popular airliner models with the lowest rates. Surprisingly, one older model has one of the lowest rates.
By: AirSafe.com, LLC
Airliner models are ranked using a combination of the number of fatal plane crashes, the percentage of passengers killed in that crash, and the total number of flights of that model. Only plane crashes involving at least one passenger death are included. AirSafe.com's method of computing these rates gives more weight to those crashes that kill most or all of the passengers, and less weight to those that kill a small proportion of passengers. The formulas and definitions used are explained in detail at AirSafe.com
The number of flights are current as of 31 December 2008 for the following models: Airbus, Boeing, BAe 146/RJ100, Concorde, Fokker, and Lockheed. Data sources for fatal plane crashes and airline flight data include Flight International magazine, Conde Nast Traveler magazine, the New York Times, ICAO, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
For further information, including details on the analysis method, visit http://AirSafe.com/
* 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, and 737-900
** 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500
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AirSafe.com provides the public with factual and timely information on airline safety and security events, as well as information about fear of flying, baggage rules, filing airline complaints, and other airline issues that concern the flying public.