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China Eastern Airlines Crash: A look at the odds of surviving a plane crash

On March 21, a China Eastern flight carrying 132 people plunged a terrifying 26,000 feet in 95 seconds, baffling crash experts and shocking the world. Even those who don’t suffer from fear of flying have probably considered the possibility of dying in a plane crash.

March 28, 2022 / 07:07 PM IST
On March 21, a China Eastern flight carrying 132 people plunged a terrifying 26,000 feet in 95 seconds, baffling crash experts and shocking the world. Even those who don’t suffer from fear of flying have probably considered the possibility of dying in a plane crash. But what are the odds? How likely are air passengers to die in plane crash? Some statistics from studies involving plane crashes and the likelihood of having a safe flight. (Image: News18 Creative)
On March 21, a China Eastern flight carrying 132 people plunged a terrifying 26,000 feet in 95 seconds, baffling crash experts and shocking the world. Even those who don’t suffer from fear of flying have probably considered the possibility of dying in a plane crash. But what are the odds? How likely are air passengers to die in a plane crash? Here are some statistics from studies involving plane crashes and the likelihood of having a safe flight. (Image: News18 Creative)
Countries and regions with the highest number of fatal civil airliner accidents (1945 – March, 2022). (Image: News18 Creative)
Countries and regions with the highest number of fatal civil airliner accidents (March 1945 to 2022). (Image: News18 Creative)
Months with the most fatal airline accidents (1942 – March, 2022). (Image: News18 Creative)
Months with the most fatal airline accidents (March 1942 to 2022). (Image: News18 Creative)
Survival rate relative to seat position. (Image: News18 Creative)
Survival rate relative to seat position. (Image: News18 Creative)
Fatal accidents by passenger airlines (1918 - present). (Image: News18 Creative)
Fatal accidents by passenger airlines (1918 - present). (Image: News18 Creative)
Chances of actually dying in an air crash. (Image: News18 Creative)
Chances of actually dying in an air crash. (Image: News18 Creative)
Fatalities by phase of flight (2011 - 2020). (Image: News18 Creative)
Fatalities by phase of flight (2011 - 2020). (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Mar 28, 2022 07:07 pm
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