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Safest Year In Aviation?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:31 am

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?

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Aaron J Nicoli
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RE: Safest Year In Aviation?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:02 am

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
 
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RE: Safest Year In Aviation?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:21 am

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!

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RE: Safest Year In Aviation?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:50 am

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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RE: Safest Year In Aviation?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:56 am

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.