Investing.com investing.com 02 Jan, 2021 02:45 am

Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights fall By Reuters

Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights fall By Reuters
Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights fall

In 2019 there were 86 accidents, eight of which were fatal, resulting in 257 fatalities.27 fatal accidents per million flights in 2020, To70 said, or one fatal crash every 3.18 fatal accidents per million flights in 2019.Over the last five years, there have been an average of 14 fatal accidents for commercial passenger and cargo planes resulting in 345 deaths annually, ASN said.

In 2017, aviation had its safest year on record worldwide with only two fatal accidents involving regional turboprops that resulted in 13 deaths and no fatal crashes of passenger jets.Aviation consulting firm To70 said in 2020 there were 40 accidents involving large commercial passenger planes, five of which were fatal, resulting in 299 fatalities.

Read full story at investing.com