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No Need to Shun Malaysia Airlines, Says Silver

Nate Silver analyzes the data to answer the question on many air travelers' minds in a year that has so far seen Malaysia Airlines involved in two mysterious incidents.

Silver concludes that "an airline’s track record tells you something about its probability of future crashes — although not a lot, and only if looked at in the right way." He recommends considering dangerous incidents of any kind rather than restricting attention to fatal accidents and notes a correlation between a country's wealth and the crash rates of its airlines.

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Start Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014

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