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The Odds An Airplane Passenger Will Be Involved In A Plane Crash In A Year Are 1 In 10,790,000

January 19, 2012 by staff 

The Odds An Airplane Passenger Will Be Involved In A Plane Crash In A Year Are 1 In 10,790,000, The odds an airplane passenger will be involved in a plane crash in a year are 1 in 10,790,000 (US, 2008).
Includes any passenger on US carrier domestic and international service flights and foreign carriers with scheduled international service to and from the United States. Airplane passengers in this calculation are not unique individuals; a person is counted as a passenger on each flight. Therefore, one person may be counted as more than one airplane passenger depending on the number of flights taken in a year.
Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.

Odds you’ll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200

Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c

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