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"Lowest accident rate ever recorded" in 2009: IATA

24-Dec-2009 8:47 AM

IATA stated that 2009 (as of 30-Nov-2009) has had the "lowest accident rate ever recorded", with 73 accidents in the 11 months to Nov-2009, a 30% year-on-year reduction. The number of fatal accidents was reduced by 30% over 2008 (as of 30-Nov-2009, there were 16 fatal accidents, as compared to 23 fatal accidents in 2008). However, total fatalities increased by 178 (680 vs 502) due to three catastrophic accidents. IATA added that "if you were to fly once per day, it would take 4,807 years for an individual to be involved in an accident". [more - Full Presentation]