2017 “safest ever” for airline passengers

2017 was the safest year on record for airline passengers, the Civil Aviation Safety Review has revealed.

With more people flying to more places than ever it will come as a relief to find that no jets crashed in passenger service anywhere in the world last year.

The Dutch-based aviation consultancy, To70, has released its Civil Aviation Safety Review for 2017. It reports only two fatal accidents, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost.

The Aviation Safety Network also reported there were no commercial passenger jet deaths in 2017, but 10 fatal airliner accidents resulting in 44 fatalities on-board and 35 persons on the ground, including cargo planes and commercial passenger turbo prop aircraft.

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