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.