Reduce Your Odds Of Dying In A Plane Crash

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    A round-up and mash-up of data on fatal plane accidents. Cross-referencing the data (unscientifically) reveals the statistically most dangerous flights to take.

    by month
    by airline
    by plane type
    by country
    by seat

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    Inspired by data from The Guardian Datablog

    My data here:

    Cennydd, levinalex, william couch, and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sbyrnefraser 70 months ago | reply

      Great clean visualisation.

      How do you die by blogging?

    2. Sendai IIcx 70 months ago | reply

      The inclusion of Qantas on the stats gave me pause. All fatal Qantas accidents were prior to the jet-age; the accidents they've had in the jet-age were all non-fatal.

      As you've drawn the stats for the "Safety Record" portion of the visualisation from the same source, that entire section may be wrong.

    3. m^son 70 months ago | reply

      nice! here's a related infographic that you might want to check out

    4. turnkit 70 months ago | reply

      Okay -- The Odds section (the bottom) confused me.

      Why is the circle larger ("larger odds") for a less percentage chance happening?

    5. mkandlez 70 months ago | reply

      @turnkit yeah you're right. they should be the other way round. Thanks!

    6. arm79 70 months ago | reply

      I love this work, it is very clean & clear.


    7. visual think map 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Innovation in Data Visualization, and we'd love this clean, clear and informative data vis added to our group! | Great Work.

    8. mkandlez 69 months ago | reply

      hi - there were some errors in the 'Fatal Accidents by Airline' section. They're fixed now. Sorry about that.


    9. Leucippus 68 months ago | reply

      The number of accidents per destination apparently was not set in relation to the number of flights and the number of accidents per model was set in relation to the number of planes in service (I hope not currently but overall) but not to the time of service of each of these planes. The latter especially means that newer planes seem safer just because they didn't have so much time to crash.

    10. mcai8rw2 67 months ago | reply

      I hate flying. Its so unnatural.

      Anyway.. i enjoyed your picture.

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