With more than 500 fatalities, 2018 was a setback for commercial aviation safety following the record safe performance of 2017. The Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network (ASN) reported 15 fatal accidents involving commercial passenger and cargo aircraft in 2018, resulting in 556 deaths. The previous year saw 10 fatal accidents resulting in 44 lives lost, the first time since 1946 that annual fatalities fell below 100, according to ASN records. Though 2018 was relatively safe from a ...

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