Air Safety (was Re: A3xx vs B747-600)

Date:         08 Dec 96 04:12:30 
From:         Erico Oller Westerberg <ew@appelberg.se>
Organization: Appelberg Publications
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I have been following the discussion about the accident or safety record
of the A320 (lately compared to the one of the Comet).
I visited the Air Safety Home Page and I saw that the B747 was more
"dangerous" than the A320 and the DC9 "safer" than the B737. All this
according to a "fatal event rate per million flights".
I am very surprised.
Wasn't the B747 considered the safest plane? And how is it possible that
the A320 (of which someone said had "the worst record ever")shows better
figures than the B747?
Are these misleading statistics?