I decided to share the The 10 Most Dangerous Airlines in the World 2013 with all you guys so you can be scared shitless the next time you fly with one of these airlines.
Flying is a wonderful thing, but the reality is that you put full control of your life into someone else’s hands and there is absolutely nothing that you can do if something does go wrong. Lets just hope that the pilot is good and wasn’t on the scotch in the hotel bar the previous night!
The actual odds of dying in a plane crash is estimated at 1 in 11 million. Amazingly, 95.7 percent of people who are in a plane crash survive. The odds of perishing in a car crash are 1 in 5000. So flying is technically 2,200 times safer than taking a drive!
The Jet Airliner Crash Evaluation Centre has revealed its statistics of the most dangerous airlines based on the last 30 years of air travel. These statistics record hull loses, which means that the aircraft was totally destroyed, and the number of fatalities, to come to their conclusion. The airlines come from all over the world and these are the airlines with the worst safety rating in 2013.
How are the airlines assessed?
There are many factors considered when analyzing the airlines for the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation such as;
- Time since the last incident
- Number of fatalities
- Was it was the airline’s fault or not?
- The cause of hull loss
#10 Skywest Airlines USA
Skywest is North Americas regional carrier and regarded as a very safe airline to fly with. They have had more than two incidents where airplanes have run into each other in an airfield with passengers on board in San Francisco. No injuries were sustained during these but the potential was high for casualties. Skywest came in 10th place with three hull loses and 22 dead in the past 30 years.
#9 South African Airlines
Africa’s air safety record is amongst the worst in the world. Kenya Airlines had some very bad crashes in recent years. South African Airlines came up in 9th place with one hull loss and 159 dead.
#8 Thai Airways
Throughout the 2000s, Thai Airways struggled with financial hardship and re-branding. It is now one of the most successful airlines in Asia. Thailand’s national carrier, Thai Airways came up in 8th place with five hull losses and 309 dead.
#7 Turkish Airways
Turkish Airways have recorded a massive six hull losses and 188 people dead.
#6 Saudi Arabia Airlines
Saudi Arabia Airlines have recorded a total of four hull losses and 310 people dead.
#5 Korean Airlines
Korean Airlines have recorded nine hull loses and 687 people dead in the past 30 years. They had two crashes between 2000-2013 & eight crashes in the 1990’s.
# 4 GOL Transportes Aereos (Brazil)
GOL Transportes Aereos Safety Record
GOL airlines have recorded just one hull loss with 154 people dead. There plane went down above the rainforest between Brasilia and Manaus.
#3 Air India
Air India Safety Rating
Air Indian have had three hull losses with 329 people dead. On the Air India flight 182 which crashed 23 June 1985, on board there were 268 Canadians, 27 British citizens and 24 Indians.
#2 TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines Safety Rating
TAM Airlines has a record of six hull losses with 336 people dead. The most recent of which crashed upon landing during rain in São Paulo on July 17, 2007. The pilot overshot the runway and crashed into the TAM building. This is the worst recorded crash involving an Airbus A320 anywhere in the world.
#1 China Airlines
China Airlines Safety Rating
China Airlines have come out on top as the worlds most dangerous airline to fly with, even though is has been over 10 years since there last fatal accident. They stamped themselves with this label permanently due to there many incidents in the 1990’s.The last fatal accident occurred in 2002.
It will remain difficult for China Airlines to climb back up the safety ratings with a record of eight hull losses and 755 people dead.
If you are wondering where I got my facts it was over at TheWeek.