Airplane disaster every other day?

Lots of people are talking about Americans die each year as a result of medical errors as high as 98,000 (1999 data) from To Err is Human. More people die in a given year as a result of medical errors than from motor vehicle accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297), or AIDS (16,516).

Look this number in other way, assume each commercial airplane has 500+ passengers, 98,000 per year / 500 per airplane crash = 196 airplane crash/year. That is airplane disaster every other day. Do you accept this reality? Do general public accept this reality?

 

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