Despite the recent no fly zones and the shot down planes overseas, a recent study should hopefully help ease anyone’s worries about flying in the U.S. Check it out after the jump.

Jamaal Fisher

According to an aviation expert, the chances of dying in a plane crash are equivalent to being struck by lightning seven times — at least if flying in the U.S.

Phil Derner Jr., founder and president of NYCAviation, went on to tell NY Daily News that “The U.S. and Europe are just on another level of safety which is amazing. In the U.S. in the last decade there have been a total of five billion passengers. And the death total for all of those people was like 91. So it depends on where you are and I don’t mean to say that other areas aren’t safe but … those statistics don’t really apply to those worldwide deaths.”