Have you ever been on a small private plane or helicopter? If you have, then you took a far greater risk than flying on a major airline. You are many, many times more likely to be involved in a crash on a private plane than on a commercial airline. Harrison Ford alone has been in multiple crashes where he was the pilot of a small private aircraft.
Looking at all the available FAA records on commercial airline crashes you will find a four names that really stand out when it comes to safety. This is my list of the top 4 safest airline companies in the world based on the number of incidents versus the number of flights over the longest periods of time.