This app gives you the odds of your plane crashing

This app gives you the odds of your plane crashing
Are you a "white knuckle" flyer? Does the thought of you getting inside a plane absolutely scare you to death? You might find some comfort in an app frightfully titled "Am I Going Down?" Type in your departure and destination airports, airline and aircraft and the app will give you the probability that you will end up as a statistic with the FAA.

The app can compute the odds of a plane crashing for more than 10 million routes. It gives you the probability of an accident happening and also tells you how many years you would have to take a particular flight every day before the odds would favor a crash.

"Am I Going Down?" is available for iOS users only and costs you the equivalent of $1.21 USD. If you are a white knuckle flyer, it might be more than worth the cost. Knowing that you would have to fly the same route every day for over 7600 years, as the example in the slideshow reveals, has to make you feel at least a little more comfortable boarding the plane.


source: AmIGoingDown? (iOS) via Gizmodo

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14 Comments

1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Is it just me, or is this app going to cause less people to fly? People already afraid of flying, do not want to know any number, because most would say "what if I am that number"

15. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Agreed. Besides, any app named "Am I Going Down?" should be reserved for adult entertainment.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

This app is so fking stupid. A lot of idiots will believe in everything because the app says so.

3. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

--John calls Steve-- Steve: John! Bro, what's up? John: Hey, dude! I'm on my way to the airport. Finally doing that trip to Bermuda! I'm so excited! Steve: Really, man? That's awesome! Say... which airport are you departing from? John: , why? Steve: And which will be the destination's airport? John: ... Why, what's up with you? Steve: Which airline and plane model? John: Dude, AA, and I have no idea which plane model. What's gotten into you? Steve: Oh, nothing, bro. It's just that your chances of your plane going down are 1 to 1,024,682. --John hangs up-- Dammit, Steve!

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

XDDDD lol nice app :p flying is so badass anyway :))))

9. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If flying is so dangerous then I'm not so insane for jumping out of "perfectly good" airplanes.

5. Pem3108

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Everybody knows that the most dangerous part of flying is the drive to the airport!

6. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Oh please.........

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

If plane is so safe it should have at most 1 crash every ten years or so, now the reality is how much crash around the world every year?

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Ok it's not that bad actually.

10. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Cars and trains have more accidents with cars taking the lead. Though certain Asian routes aren't helping stats any... (seriously, what is up with that? Some kind of vortex screwing up the laws of physics over there? My money is on shoddy maintenance).

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah the newest Taiwanese crash plane had a double engine failure that's not something to just happen XD. Either lack of maintenance or even sabotage :/

13. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

It should be on of those B.S apps where you put in the info and at the ending it gives you some text saying if you don't die on the way to the airport you won't die in the plane! to re assure people

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

When my car stalls out, it doesn't fall 35,000 feet......

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