2017 was the safest year in the history of commercial airlines, according to industry research.
There were No passenger planes crashes in any place in the world, separate reports by the Dutch consulting 70 and The Aviation Security of the Network.
This despite the fact that more flights than ever before.
But 70 warned that despite high levels of security on passenger planes, the “extraordinary” the low rate of accidents should be seen as “good fortune”.Cargo plane crash
A report on the company’s Network Security, said that there were a total of ten fatal accidents, resulting in 79 deaths last year. That compared with 16 accidents and 303 lives lost in 2016.
The organization based its figures on incidents of civil aircraft certified to carry at least 14 people.
The most serious accident of 2017 came in January, when a Turkish cargo plane crashed in a village in Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew and 35 people on the ground.
And the incident with the majority in the board of deaths occurred on the Eve of the New year, when the Nature of Air in a single propeller Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft crashed in the west of Costa Rica, killing 12 passengers and crew.
None of the reports told of military or helicopter accident, which means the year of the worst air disaster, the crash of a Burmese And a-8 military-transporter airplane, that crashed in June, killing all 122 people aboard, does not appear in the statistics.
The incidents most small aircraft do not figure in the data.The improvement of the security
Aviation deaths have been falling during the last two decades. In 2005, there were over 1,000 deaths on board commercial passenger flights from all over the world, the Aviation Security Network, he said.
The last fatal passenger airliner airplane accident took place in November 2016 in Colombia, and the last commercial passenger aircraft crash to kill more than 100 people occurred in Egypt a year before.
ASN said that the rate of accidents was fatal passenger flight accident per 7,360,000 flights.
“Since 1997, the average number of plane crashes has shown a steady and persistent decline, thanks in large part to the continuing safety-driven efforts by international aviation organisations such as ICAO, IATA, Flight Safety Foundation and the aviation industry,” ASN president Harro Ranter, he said.
Dutch consulting 70, estimated that there is now a fatal accident for every 16 million flights, despite the fact that his report was compiled before the Costa Rica clash.
“2017 was the safest year in aviation history,” the company’s Adrian Young said, but added civil aviation being “very big risks”.
He pointed to the new technology, including fears of lithium-ion batteries catching fire onboard, as well as “mental health problems and fatigue,” among the main risk factors of the industry.
And stressed that “they were pretty serious non-fatal accidents”, including the “spectacular” failure of an engine on an A380 of Air France.