The safest seats on an airplane are the middle seats of the back 1/3 of the aircraft.
According to TIME magazine, who went through the “Federal Aviation Administration’s CSRTG Aircraft Accident Database” analyzing 35 years of accidents, only 32% of the people sitting in the back third of the aircraft died, compared to 39% of those sitting in the middle third and 38% in the front third.
Regarding row positions, the analysis showed that middle seats located in the rear of the plane are the “safest” with a 28% fatality rate. The worst seats were on the aisle in the middle third of the cabin with a fatality rate of 44%.
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