How safe is flying? Take the aviation safety quiz

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A boy (l.) sits in the cockpit with a pilot in a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter on May 31, 2014, in Conyers, Ga.

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.

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



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