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MAY 29, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Airline study finds onboard illness, diversions rare

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flying somewhere? A new study of more than seven million commercial aircraft fights has concluded the odds of having a medical emergency on your plane are 604 to 1 and the chances of ending up at a different airport as a result are about 8,500 to 1. The likelihood of someone dying during your flight: 240,000 to 1. "We found that it's very rare for someone to die on board an aircraft," said Dr. Christian Martin-Gill of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ...

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