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In a recent post, there is a ranking that #casa should remember. It is a post on 28 March, 2015 · by · in Cabin Crew, Leadership, News, QF32 Story, Security, Training.

Produced here with thanks and a serious reminder as to how safe air travel is compared to other activities.

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Ranking Dangerous Activities

The “Micro Mortality” or uMort is a measure of risk.   Ronald A. Howard defined the uMort as a one in a millionth chance of death. 

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Each of the following activities increases your risk of death by 1 uMort:

  • 1/430 th of a base jump
  • 1/7 th of a parachute jump,
  • each 2.1 feet of a 26,000′ mountain climb,
  • 18 hours of human life,
  • 1 horse ride,
  • 2 ecstasy tablets,
  • 6 miles (10 km) by motorbike,
  • 10 miles (18 km) by bicycle,
  • 12 miles (19 km) by private aircraft,
  • 17 miles (27 km) by walking,
  • 230 miles (370 km) by car,
  • 666 roller coaster rides,
  • 6,000 miles (9,656 km) by train, or
  • 9,300 miles (14,880 km) by commercial jet aircraft (RDC calculated for EOY 2014)

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