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Subject:  Re: - An Exact Account of What Happened Sunday.. Date:  3/13/2019  5:55 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  23941 of 24550

I could be wrong, but I think the actual statistics say you are more likely to die in a car crash than a plane crash. I think that is looking at deaths per passenger mile, but I'm not sure (seems likely, though). But, yes, given a crash the odds of surviving a plane crash are probably much lower than surviving a car crash (again, I don't have data so could be wrong on that point).

I hedge that a bit just because sometimes "common sense" turns out to be wrong. That last statement is just my intuition about survivability given a crash. The velocities involved with auto accidents are much lower, and the safety features are better (air bags, three-point seat belts, crumple zones, etc).

1pg
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