Commercial air travel safety improves in 2017

Sherilyn DeNucci
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By Rajendra Singh

According to Reuters, businesspeople, flight attendants, and pilots were able to do their jobs stress-free in 2017. To70, a Dutch aviation consulting firm, and the Aviation Safety Network both reported zero commercial passenger jet fatalities for the year. By contrast, according to the ASN, there were 303 deaths in 2016 and 1,015 in 2005. Overall, To70 estimates a fatal accident rate for large commercial passenger flights of one fatal accident per 16 million flights. However, car accident deaths reached 37,461 in 2016, which was an increase from 35,092 the year prior.