2012 named safest year ever to travel by plane

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  1. sobore
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    http://travel.aol.co.uk/2012/12/29/2012-named-safest-year-ever-to-travel-by-plane/

    Got a fear of flying? You'll be pleased to learn, then, that plane passenger safety levels are increasing - and 2012 was the safest year ever in air travel.

    Figures released by flight advisory service Ascend reveal the number of fatal crashes and the number of people killed in those crashes in 2012 fell sharply compared with 2011, according to the Daily Telegraph.

    In fact, the fatal accident rate of one per 2.5 million flights made 2012 the safest year on record, and nearly twice as safe as 2011.

    Figures showed that there were 15 planes crashes involving deaths in 2012 compared with 25 in 2011; and the number of people killed in fatal accident crashes this year was 362 compare with 403 last year.

    Nearly three-quarter of the deaths in 2012 occurred in two incidents.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/news/t/blogEntry?id=18090081

    Look at that photo of the Tupulev, luckily they were shuttling the aircraft back and only 8 people on board. If this was a normal scheduled flight, I bet there would have been a lot of casualties.
     

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