An aviation safety expert is reassuring travelers nervous about flying, saying it’s still safe to get on a plane, after a third major passenger crash has been reported in recent days.
“There’s indeed a rash of accidents at this specific month, but looking at the entire year it’s still very, very safe.”
Harro Ranter with the Aviation Safety Network in the Netherlands says fewer planes have gone down so far this year, compared to the same period over the last 10 years.
“Smaller accidents do happen all year round without anyone paying very much attention to those accidents. But still – if you look at this month – there have been quite some high-profile and some really serious accidents that have occurred.”
Ranter says he wouldn’t hesitate getting on a plane with his family.