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Safest Year In Aviation?  
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2071 times:

Hi all,

Just thinking how 2001 was the safest year for Aviation (aparently) 2004 seem pretty safe in words of Fat. to number of flights could anyone tell me if 2004 was the new safest year or not also out of interest what was the most passenger trafficed airport this year?

Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli


Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

2001 was not the safest year whatsoever. In terms of fatalities, 2004 has been the safest year so far, with 425. The second safest year with regard to fatalities was 1984 with 644. The total number of fatal accidents this year was 26(ish), the safest year was 2003 with 25. I don't know how accurate the numbers are for fatal accidents though.. This is all according http://aviation-safety.net

User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Thought that was very weird I think I read that in guiness world records or something about a month ago but I remember it saying despite the 911 attacks 2001 was the safest year in aviaion With PAX to fat. i thought must mean not inc. ground fat. but still thought it was strange wont belive anything out of those again!

Thanks for the help,
Aaron J Nicoli



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

2001 was an OK year if you exclude acts of terrorism, but I think 2003 and 2004 are still better, maybe the Guiness was printed before 2003.
Still 2001 had some worrysome accidents as well like the American A-300 and the SAS MD-87. Since then, hardly any respected western carriers have had crashes. The list consists mainly of smaller African and Asian carriers. So I believe flying has become much safer in the last years, I guess if you are flying on a newer airplane (like A-330/73NG/777) on a major airline (like Southwest, Lufthansa, Cathay) chances to crash are really neglibable.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Well as far in the US, I would say 2003 for commercial aviation anyway, as their was no fatalities, however on Jan 1, 2004 a US Airways Express started off the new year not so great  Sad

So I believe flying has become much safer in the last years, I guess if you are flying on a newer airplane (like A-330/73NG/777) on a major airline (like Southwest, Lufthansa, Cathay) chances to crash are really neglibable.

Uh, it has nothing to do with how new the plane is, NW is a major airline and flies 40 year old DC-9's and they dont seem to have any problems.



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