Image of plane crashing over bridge in Taiwan (4 Jan 2015 - image by @Missxoxo168)
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Germanwings plane crash: Is flying getting more dangerous?

After the crash of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps, the phenomenon of a commercial jet coming down feels depressingly familiar.

The disaster follows the high-profile crashes of two Malaysia Airlines flights, a TransAsia jet and an AirAsia plane last year.

But is flying really getting more dangerous? BBC News takes a look at the numbers to find out.

Video produced by Michael Hirst; statistics courtesy of AirlineRatings

  • 25 Mar 2015
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