http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/rate_mod.htm The accident rate is still EXTREMELY low. When you look at the rate of the 727, it is artificially high due to the learning curve of jet aircraft. The 707/DC-8/727 were really the first gen and where the industry cut it’s teeth. I find it interesting that Airbus and Boeing have developed all the fly by wire tech to mitigate the threat of stalls (not the main reason for fly by wire, but an added bonus). However-the accident rate where stalls were a factor on the 727/Classic 747/Classic 737 is almost zero. I would suggest that training is the best defense, not technology.