2017 Marked Safest Year in Commercial Aviation History
Dutch-based safety group’s data doesn’t show single fatal crash of an airliner carrying passengers for all of last year
By Andy Pasztor
Jan. 1, 2018 9:24 p.m. ET
The global airline industry achieved a previously unimaginable safety milestone in 2017: independent accident data doesn’t indicate a single airline passenger fatality resulting from a jet crash anywhere in the world.
The statistic, released Monday by a Dutch affiliate of the U.S.-based nonprofit Flight Safety Foundation, excludes cargo flights, military transports and accidents caused by intentional acts.