Flying is one of the safest modes of transportation, and the chance of dying in a plane crash is only about 1 in 11 million. \
However, if you find yourself in such an unfortunate situation, where you sit on the plane can make a difference.
According to a professor at Central Queensland University in Australia the middle seats in the back of the plane are the safest in case of an emergency.
Based on data from 35 years of plane crashes published in Time Magazine, they concluded that passengers sitting in the middle seats in the back of the plane had a 28% chance of dying in a crash, compared to 44% for passengers in aisle seats in the middle of the plane.
It is also better to sit closer to the back of the plane because passengers in the front are more likely to be affected by a crash or a hard landing.
The main reason for this is that most airplanes have fuel tanks in their wings, which can be dangerous in case of an emergency evacuation. Therefore, it is best to sit near an emergency exit, which will allow you to get out quickly in case of an emergency, as long as there is no fire where you are seated.
the middle seats are safer than window or aisle seats because they provide a “buffer” of people on both sides, which can protect you in case of impact. However, it is important to note that the type of accident that occurs is the most critical factor in determining your chances of survival.
Despite the statistics, it’s essential to remember that plane crashes are exceedingly rare, and you have a greater chance of dying in a car accident. Therefore, flying is still a safe and reliable means of transportation.