Airline safety falls in 2018 on back of passenger jet crashes

Flightglobal | January 02, 2019

Airline safety falls in 2018 on back of passenger jet crashes
Airline safety dipped in 2018 on the back of 14 fatal accidents – six of which involved large passenger jets – in which 543 people were killed, analysis of FlightGlobal data shows. That compares with 2017, in which there were 12 fatal accidents causing 56 deaths, and the best-ever year  2015  which saw only nine fatal accidents resulting in 176 casualties. However, although the headline figures are worse than seen in the previous three years, they are still impressive compared with fatal accident numbers in the period before 2015.

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