Saturday, August 11, 2007

Want to Survive the Plane Crash? Sit in the back

If you fly a lot and you worry about these things, and even if you don't, here's the data. Your odds of surviving a plan crash are:

49% in first class
56% in the body of the plane
69% in the back of the plane

I anticipated it would be safer in the back, but it is nice to have confirming data. It is surprising though that the difference is 50% compared to sitting in first class. You would think at hundreds of miles an hour it wouldn't make that big a difference.

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