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There are more than 30 million commercial flights every year.
Deaths per million passenger miles
Sea
33.47
Rail
1.09
Road
0.01
Air
0.002
Flying is one of the safest ways to travel...
Human error
Weather
Mechanical
Criminal
Unknown
...but things do go wrong, for various reasons.
Delve into the data from the last 20 years.
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Includes incidents from 1993 onwards, after Instrument Landing Systems were introduced and safety improved

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