App calculates how likely your plane is to crash


The next flight I take will have a roughly 1 in 4,600,000 chance of crashing.

That’s according to Am I Going Down? a new iOS app that uses big data to help alleviate the fears of anxious travelers.

Apprehensive travelers enter their flight information (or potential flight information), including airline, plane type and the airports from which you’re departing and arriving. Next, the app generates a number that tells you just how likely that flight is to crash.

The $0.99 app relies on data collected by the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives, the United States National Transportation Safety Board and the International Civil Aviation Organization for its predictions, the app’s creator, Nic Johns, told CNN. In all, Johns’ app analyzed more than 10 million routes. Read more…

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