New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Airline.com spokespilot Oliver Kenyon issued a public statement offering his condolences to the families of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tragedy that left two young girls dead and many injured. "I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives on Asiana Airlines Flight 214, as well as encouragement to those who were injured and on the road to recovery," Kenyon said.
Kenyon pointed out that, while news of the tragic occurrence will undoubtedly cause more people to fear flying, commercial aviation is still one of the safest methods of traveling. "Given the FAA aviation safety requirements that regulate airplane maintenance, pilot rest requirements, and other advances in passenger safety, the odds of being in a plane crash are extremely low." Kenyon notes that if travelers stick to the airlines with the best safety records, the odds of a fatal crash are about 1 in 10,000,000. Kenyon states that according to National Safety Council data, the odds of dying in an automotive accident are about 1 in 12,300.
Kenyon, who has battled a lifetime fear of flying, understands the trepidation caused by news events such as the Asiana Airlines tragedy. "When I see something so horrific happen, my heart aches for the people who were on board and the family members of those passengers who were killed or injured," Kenyon said. "It makes it hard to think that airline travel is statistically very safe, which in fact it is.
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