By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN
Follow on Twitter: @SKastenbaumCNN
Editor's Note: Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.
(CNN) – Emergency landings, engines blowing out due to bird strikes, near misses in the air, planes bumping on the tarmac… These stories are reported in the news all the time.
However, a report out this week shows that it has never been safer to fly on a passenger jet anywhere in the world than it is today.
[2:33] “The way the media today lavishes attention on so many minor mishaps and precautionary landings and just really insignificant things involving airplanes, the notion out there is that flying is more dangerous than every when really just the opposite is true,” said Patrick Smith, an experienced airline pilot and creator of the website http://www.AskThePilot.com.
CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.
You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.
(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
"When you raise the price of employment, guess what? You get less of it." FULL POST