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This app calculates your odds of dying in a plane crash

This app calculates your odds of dying in a plane crash
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If you've ever wondered how trustworthy that plane really is, well there's finally an app for that. Am I Going Down answers a very basic question: How likely is your flight to actually go down?

I know that I have a few people in my life who would benefit from an app like this. It doesn't matter how many people tell them that planes are one of the safest way to travel, they'll never believe them.

Am I Going Down manages to say a whole lot more than the bog-standard "planes are safe" answer.

The app actually calculates your odds of "going down." It might sound morbid, but it's actually reassuring.

The app uses real statistics to make its calculations. It takes the following factors into account when deciding the odds of your flight going down:

  • Departing airport
  • Destination airport
  • Airline
  • Aircraft

The app compares that information with all of the statistics of every flight to date.

If you were to fly from San Francisco to London on an American Airlines Airbus A330 flight, then your odds of "going down" would be 1 in 2,783,874.

Am I Going Down is only available on iOS devices for now, but an Android version is currently in development.

Want to check this app out? Click here to jump over to the App Store.

There's a more complex app for conquering your fear of flying. Check out this app right here.

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Source: Mirror
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