Should you worry about the safety of airline travel?


Some air travelers are nervous after this week’s deadly incident onboard a Southwest Airlines flight.

One of the plane’s engines blew, sending metal debris blasting through a window and into the plane. A woman passenger was partially sucked out of the plane and later died from her injuries.

22News spoke with a woman who was assessing the risk of boarding a flight to Florida from Bradley International Airport.

“I was thinking I could sit here and I could be super nervous all up in my head and ruin the beginning of my vacation by being anxious,” Marina Fogarty told 22News. “Or I could realize that I have more of a chance of getting in a crash in a car and dying than getting in an airplane and dying.”

Although many people are nervous to fly, it remains one of the safest ways to travel. Newsweek reports a plane crashes once every five million flights, making the odds of dying while flying one in 20 million.

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