An airline has apologised for tweeting about where passengers are most likely to die in a plane crash.
KLM India received an online backlash after tweeting the information earlier this week. They later removed the tweet after questions were raised over its appropriacy.
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"The post was a publically available aviation fact, and isn't a KLM opinion," the airline tweeted following the outcry.
"It was never our intention to hurt anyone's sentiments."
KLM's 'Trivia Tuesday' tweet said: "According to Time, the fatality rate for the seats in the middle of the plane is the highest. However, the fatality rate for the seats in the front is marginally lesser and is least for seats at the rear third of a plane."
Hashtags #TuesdayTrivia #Aircraft #Facts #Aircraft were also included.
Research shows passengers towards the rear end of the plane have the highest survival rate at 69 percent.
Studies have not shown whether the front or middle of the plane is the safest, although Time has previously reported the fatality rate is highest for passengers situated in the middle rows.
Experts agree, however, a passenger's chance of survival is increased if they are located within five rows of the emergency exit, pay close attention to the safety briefing, take note of the safety card, know how to brace on impact and leave their belongings behind.