Fear of flying? This app predicts your chances to survive

Summer’s here, so many people will take an airplane soon. The pleasant start of a holiday for some, pure horror for others. For those who fear flying it might be good to know in advance whether your flight is likely to crash. Good news: there is an app for that.

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“Am I going down” uses data to tell if your flight is safe. Based on the airline you fly, the route and the type of aircraft performing the flight, the app will give your chances on a crash. As you can see in the example below: the crash risk is really, really low.

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If you are flying from San Francisco to London on an American Airlines Airbus A330 the risk is 1 in 3.646.151 that you’ll go down. So you can take this route every day in almost 10.000 years without having a crash.

It seems weird, but actually it’s just the truth. Based on real statistics about aviation safety this is your risk of a crash. So bottom line: you don’t have to fear flying. A promo tag of the app is: “next time you want to fly, don’t take sleeping pills or a soft toy – take the truth.”

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However, as soon as we see ‘Fokker F28’ on the screen, or even older planes, the risk starts to get higher. But this is an airplane manufactured in the sixties and barely flying any more. In Europe, these type of planes are even forbidden to be used for commercial aviation.

“Am I going Down?” is available both in the app store and in Google Play, it’ll cost you $2,99.

 

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