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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

2017 was the safest year ever for commercial airlines

2017 was the safest year for commercial airlines, Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network say, according to Reuters. There were no recorded accident death in commercial passenger jets in 2017. “To70 estimated that the fatal accident rate for large commercial passenger flights is 0.06 per mn flights, or one fatal accident for every 16 mn flights…The Aviation Safety Network said 2017 was ‘the safest year ever, both by the number of fatal accidents as well as in terms of fatalities.’” The last fatal passenger jet airliner accident in the world was in November 2016 near Medellin, Colombia and the last commercial passenger aircraft crash to kill more than 100 people was the Metrojet flight crash in Sinai in October 2015.

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