Aircraft is the safest transport for travel
Last year, the number of air crashes in the world declined, and aircraft remain the safest transport for travel – these are the results of the analysis of commercial aviation incidents statistics for 2016, conducted by experts from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Thus, the average frequency of all types of accidents with aircraft during this period was 1.61 times per million flights, which is less than in 2015 (1.79). Last year, there were 10 air accidents, in which 268 people were killed – this is less than the indicators of the period of 2011-15, when, on average, 13.4 emergency cases were registered with airliners and 371 people perished annually.
IATA general director Alexandre de Juniac noted that last year about 3.8 billion travelers safely flew 40.4 million flights. Statistics show that traveling by air for long distances is still the safest.