Travellers can now fly with (perhaps, slight?) ease as a new App has been created to analyse the odds of a plane crashing. (Reassuring indeed)
The App is called “Am I Going Down”. As bad as the name may sound, this App is designed to aid those with fear of flying by providing all the necessary plane information such as airline and aircraft models (each ranked by their safety records) as well as details on departure and destination arrival, UK Telegraph reports.
Developed by Nic Johns from a London-based company Vanilla Pixel, the App uses real flight statistics to analyse flight safety such as the Geneva-based Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives, the United States National Transportation Safety Board and the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization, CNN reports.
“For my analysis I only include crashes where there was at least one passenger fatality — which is the relevant stat for those with a fear of flying,” said Johns. “I then incorporate the volume of flights, weighted to the most recent 10 years, to provide the final ‘one in a million’ statistics.”
Johns claimed that he developed this App back in February 2014 shortly before the disappearance of MH370.
“Due to that, I postponed the release and worked on a few other things, then finalized and submitted it to Apple in December. The AirAsia QZ8501 flight crashed two weeks later. There have been a few raised eyebrows but most people know it was a coincidence,” he added.
“Am I Going Down” App is currently only available for iPhone users for USD0.99 (RM3.58), so Android users have to try to make do without it.