American has had 0.53 fatal accidents per ONE MILLION flights, which is better than Continental, Aloha, Air Canada, TWA, USAirways, Aeromexico, Air France, Swissair, just to name a few. And United is only .03 better. Obviously, 9/11 has made American Airlines appear statistically worse than it really is in terms of its own safety practices. Even still, American got an "A" rating by Air Safety Online.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.