The past year was the safest in aviation history

MOSCOW, January 3 — RIA Novosti. Gone 2017 year was the safest in the history of commercial aviation, the report Aviation Safety Network.

According to the portal, in 2017 there were ten crashes with certified aircraft passenger and cargo aircraft, the capacity of which is 14 or more. Only those incidents killed 44 people. This figure was a record since 1946. While in the past year total number of flights of commercial aircraft amounted to more than 36 million.

In 2016, writes portal, the crash claimed the lives of 303 people, in 2015-m — 537, and in 2014, 961 people were killed in incidents related to the crash of the aircraft.

The portal stresses that the inclusion in the statistics of incidents of military aviation, the total number of accidents increased to 24. While all of these crash in total claimed the lives of 230 people. However, according to experts, this figure is still a record in the history of modern aviation.