Figures show flying is safer in US

Why do you think the Headline "Figures show flying is safer in US" gives an inaccurate picture of how dangerous it is to flying in a commercial jet, such as QANTAS and Kendall, in Australia?

From these figures would you prefer to fly in a private or commercial plane in Australia? Why?

Why do you think the Australian Air Safety Bureau stated their point about fewer fatalities?

What other reasons can be given for the difference in accident rates between US and Australia apart from bad flying practices?

Does this article tell you anything about the numbers of casualties or fatalities?


(Written by Brian Andrews, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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