I have estimated (based on statistical review)that internationally, we should see 3-5 commercial airline crashes every year. Last year was an odd year, as due to 9/11, airlines managed to reduce that to 1, maybe two. Well, I can say that this is not a time to be flying as statistics are consistant. Human error, mechanical failure and "the unspoken" are still ever present. I know its the safest means of transportation, but that does not change statistics.