This is the safest place for you to sit in a plane

Publish Date
Friday, 28 April 2017, 2:57PM

Have you ever wondered what's the safest seat in a plane if it crashes? Well we have the answer for you...

In 2015, researchers at Time went through 35 years of FAA data, attempting to identify where in an aeroplane the safest seats were.

They found that seats in the rear third of the aircraft had a lower fatality rate (32 per cent) than seats in the middle (39 per cent) and front (38 per cent) of the plane.

In 2007, Popular Mechanics looked at survival rates for every commercial crash in the US since 1971.

This research also found that the rear seats were safest.

Survival rates for these seats were 69 per cent compared to 56 per cent over the wing and 49 per cent at the front of the plane.

However, we would like to point out that your odds of being killed on a flight are one in 4.7 million - so try not to worry about it too much!