If you're one of those people, I have some pretty relieving statistics on plane crashes, thanks to the How Stuff Works podcast:
- You would need to fly on one airline flight every day for the next 35,000 years to be guaranteed to be in a plane crash.
- From 1980 - 2000, out of 568 plane crashes, more than 90% of people on board survived
- Of those there were 33 crashes in the air. At that point, even 50% survived.
Hopefully this info will ease your phobia if you have it.
I admit-- I still get a little nervous upon takeoff or landing.