The field of aviation is extremely valuable to transportation and it is by far the fastest and safest method of long distance travel, especially when compared to automobile transportation. Unfortunately, public perception of flying is often skewed and many people fear aviation. This becomes a problem when an accident occurs and the media offers in-depth coverage of the event because people cease to fly and resort to driving instead. What the average traveler does not consider is the number of death that occur on the roads as a direct result of this decision. In effect, the media is killing travelers by scaring them away from the field of aviation.