Airline Fatalities Rise More Than 900% In 2018

Dec. 28, 2018

In 2018, airlines set another record by flying nearly 4.5 billion passengers on nearly 45 million flights worldwide. On the surface, things were good. 

But 2018 has only been an average year for safety in airline travel, according to retired airline pilot and safety expert John Cox, writing in USA Today.

Actually, Captain Cox may have been too kind. The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) stated that this year there were 16 airliner accidents that killed a total of 555 people as of December 27, 2018.

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