Should We Be Afraid To Fly?

The uncanny amount of airplane tragedies in 2014 came as quite a shocker to most of the world. With the long list of airplane disasters that occurred, it was not a good year for flying. Starting with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and Malaysia Flight 17, then ending with the recent AirAsia Flight AZ8501 crash, travelers are left wondering if flying is still the safest way to travel.

The majority of deadly airplane incidents still occur in smaller private planes, but when larger commercial flights get shot down or disappear into thin air, there is certainly cause for concern. Experts assure the public that air travel is still the most secure way to go, and statistics support that claim. However, if tragedies like the recent Malaysian incidents continue to occur, people may hesitate when flying the friendly skies.

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – Al Gore

“The chances that your tombstone will read ‘Killed by Asteroid’ are about the same as they’d be for ‘Killed in Airplane Crash’.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.” – Orville Wright

“Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.” – Satchel Paige

“I’ve always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.” – Bill Nye

“Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they’re successful.” – Casey Stengel

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