Planes are the safest mode of transportation! But...

Transportation Deaths In light of all the accidents involving passenger planes, BBC published an interactive infographic that displays the all airplane accidents since 1993. While the introduction to the infographic assures in a very simple visualization of transportation deaths that planes are by far the safest mode of transportation (as shown above), there have been quite a few accidents in the last 20 years.

I really liked this infographic because of its intuitive interactive design and the various categories in which you can organize accidents into, including the cause of the accident and at what point in the flight accidents occurred. For example, using the inforgraphic you can see that most airplane accidents occur en route or in the approach to the airport, not during take-off or landing as you might guess.

See for yourself!