AERONAUTICS: 1.66% Safer

If a man were to fly 10,000 miles annually in regularly scheduled U. S. transport planes, he might suffer a crackup in the 39th year; might be killed in the 282nd. Were the same man to cover the same distance in random flights (instruction, sightseeing, joyhopping, et al.) he might anticipate an accident every 5.8 years, prepare for death in the 36th. These chances are based upon the civil air accident record for January-June 1930, published last week by the Department of Commerce.

All civil aircraft flew 68,669,928...

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