The figures are from 'Flight International' and include freighters.
Apparentley the '05 figures show a jump as there were a number of crashes in countries with poorer safety records.
Do you think ground victims would be included ? If so the figures for '01 Should have been a lot higher due to 9/11
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1121 times:
About 9/11, as far as I know hijacks/terrorism are excluded from accident figures (as they should be).
Confirms to me that air travel is substantially safer, in terms both of the number of accidents and the numbers killed, than it was ten years ago. I don't know whether traffic has increased; if it has, the safety gain would be even more striking.
In any case, the most dangerous part of any journey by air still appears to be the cabride to the airport.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
Lumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1099 times:
As you pointed out, the data points don't begin to tell the whole story. Yes, most of the crashes in 05 occurred in countries that don't have the best safety records. Does anyone know if they ever found the "black boxes" for the 732 that crashed in Nigeria?
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".