Justloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1095 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
I did some reviewing on the clipper heritage web site http://www.panam.com/ and found that 12 707's were lost in some incident or other with Pan Am over the years (probably something like one every two years).
Though not as good as today's standards, I'm feel sure it was still much better than auto safety of the day, which was probably much worse then even in a relative sense. We've come a long way safety wise. Any safety stats out there, jet versus auto for 50's through today?