...or actually, hug a whole frikkin' tree.
Gaurav got me thinking about this. I found data with the Aircraft Crashes Record Office, Geneva. But here's the good news: Air-flight is becoming safer, or at least that's what the numbers seem to be saying.
The red line is the number of crashes, and the blue line is the number of deaths.
Overall, it looks like a steady drop in both number of crashes and deaths since the early eighties. There is a spike in early forties - I wonder why. I still need to postulate and hypothesize reasons/caveats for this, but I thought I'd put up the data first.
This also ended up being my first swivel post - lookit here. Also, as an aside, a belated happy one-year birthday to little Shaurya Sane, since his dad is plane crazy.