Air travel has never been safer. As of today, your odds of dying in a plane crash are down to one in 45 million. There were only 23 crashes worldwide last year, and only 475 deaths. No commercial flight has had a fatal crash in the U.S. in four years, and none of the major carriers has had a major crash since 2001. Meanwhile, your odds of dying in a car accident are one in 6,500.