23. How Safe is it to Fly?
No matter the length of a trip, the most dangerous part of any flight is take-off and landing. Control of the plane is basically completely in the hand of the pilots during those times. That margin for human error means those periods are most prone to problems.
Statistically speaking, however, it is much safer to fly than to drive. According to US government research, the odds of being in a fatal motor vehicle accident is 1 in 98, while the odd for being in an air crash catastrophe is 1 in 7,178 in a lifetime.
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