Which is the safest seat on an airplane? One study concluded that Passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows up front.
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The recent pattern of airplane accidents doesn't look good for regional carriers: They were involved in seven of the last eight fatal commercial crashes in the US.
In the US, you could fly every day for the next 164,000 years on average before you would perish in a crash.
After listening to the news from Buffalo, we're likely to conclude there's nothing we can do in a plane crash so even why bother trying. That's understandable, but potentially fatal.
I had the chance recently to interview two professors in the field of statistics (from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),...
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