TECHKNOW: Well sited

TECHKNOW: Well sited - Although its name suggests that this is the sort of site that gets you hauled in front of your company's online smut police, amigoingdown.com is in fact a handy - if slightly tongue-in-cheek - page aimed at the nervous flyer.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Although its name suggests that this is the sort of site that gets you hauled in front of your company's online smut police, amigoingdown.com is in fact a handy - if slightly tongue-in-cheek - page aimed at the nervous flyer.

The page offers a wide variety of tips on avoiding high-altitude death - non-stop flights, for instance, are good, while very small aircraft (as quite a few ex-celebrities know to their cost) are bad. But the jewel in its crown is an interactive calculator that allows you to determine your chances of death on any given flight by punching in the appropriate details.

Reassuringly, even by flying over the world's trouble spots on dubious airlines operating iffy planes, your chances are around one in 400,000.

You're far more likely to die of a dull old illness or in a domestic accident than in a stylish, newsworthy ball of fire at 40,000 feet.

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