How safe is flying? Take the aviation safety quiz

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If you're reading this, you're probably interested in aviation or at least riding a commercial aircraft safely from Point A to Point B. Airplane accidents tend to get hyped in the media, generating more anxiety about flying than the facts warrant. Is it safest to fly in the front or back of an airliner? Are some airlines safer than others? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of aviation safety.

By , Staff writer

1. Worldwide, the number of people who died from aviation accidents went up in 2012. True or False

Overall, 2012 had the lowest number of aviation fatal accidents (15) and fatalities (414) worldwide in the past seven years, according to the International Air Transport Association. Most of those fatalities were on smaller general aviation aircraft.

Overall, 2012 had the lowest number of aviation fatal accidents (15) and fatalities (414) worldwide in the past seven years, according to the International Air Transport Association. Most of those fatalities were on smaller general aviation aircraft.

True

 

False

 
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