2017 Was The Safest Year Ever For Commercial Airline Passengers

January 2, 2018
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Good news to begin 2018: the safest form of travel is safer than ever. A new report from the Netherlands-based aviation consultancy, To70, reveals one fatality for every 16 million flights. Those findings make 2017 the safest year for commercial air travel ever -- with only 111 accidents and 13 deaths worldwide. In fact, the 13 deaths were not on large commercial aircraft but on regional planes. Flying may be a pain in other ways - but we must acknowledge that it cannot get much SAFER.