Seat by seat, scientists reveal your risk of dying on an airplane if it crashes trends now
The odds of dying in a plane crash are about one in 11 million, but the chances of surviving depend on your seating choice.
An aviation expert reveals a 44 percent fatality rate for travelers sitting in the aisle seats in the middle of the craft, compared with 28 percent for central rear seats.
Doug Drury, a professor at Central Queensland University, said because the aisle seats do not offer a buffer on one side, the passenger will likely be struck with crash properties.
Travelers unable to secure the safest seats may have better luck surviving in the middle and window seats of the middle part of the plane.
However, the chances of dying in an aircraft accident have less to do with where you sit and more with the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Scientists reveal the worst and best seats on an airplane in the event of a crash
Drury shared this information in The Conversation, reassuring travelers that 'air travel is the safest mode of transportation.'
However, planes crash, so he has shared the best and worst places to sit on a craft.
The professor explained that in 1989, United Flight 323 crashed in Sioux City, Iowa.
And 184 of the 269 passengers survived - most of who were sitting behind first class, near the front of the plane.
A 35-year-long investigation by TIME found seats in the back third of the aircraft had a 32 percent fatality rate, compared with 39 percent in the middle third and 38 percent in the front third.
Crash survivors sitting near an emergency exit have a faster route out of the plane, making it more likely will walk away from an incident, according to a study from the University