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Could 2012 Be The Safest Year For Civil Aviation?

Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:41 am

Surely (touch wood), 2012 is on track to be one of the safest for civil aviation in modern history.

I was only thinking today that we're already in August and I'm struggling to recall any significant civil aviation disasters. There was Dana Air in Nigeria earlier in the year but nothing since? (genuine question)
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RE: Could 2012 Be The Safest Year For Civil Aviation?

Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:21 am

From Wikipedia:


April 2 – UTair Flight 120, an ATR-72, crashes shortly after take-off from Tyumen, Russia, killing 31 of the 43 passengers and crew on board.
April 20 – Bhoja Air Flight 213, a Boeing 737, crashes near Chaklala airbase, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan reportedly due to bad weather, killing all of the 127 passengers and crew on board.
May 9 – In the Mount Salak Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashes into Mount Salak, Indonesia on an exhibition flight, killing all 45 passengers and crew on board.
May 14 – The Agni Air Dornier 228 crash: A Dornier 228 crashes near Jomsom Airport in Nepal; of the 21 on board, 6 survive.
June 2 - Allied Air Flight 111, a Boeing 727, overruns the runway on landing at Accra, Ghana and crashes through a fence; the aircraft then hits a bus on a nearby road; all 4 crew survive but 12 are killed on the ground.
June 3 - Dana Air Flight 992, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 carrying 146 passengers and 7 crew members crashes in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, killing all on board and an estimated 6 more persons on the ground.
June 29 - Six people attempt to hijack Tianjin Airlines Flight 7554, an Embraer E-190, 10 minutes after takeoff; passengers and crew are able to restrain the hijackers until the aircraft makes an emergency landing; of the 101 on board, 2 hijackers die and 2 more hijackers and 11 passengers and crew are injured; this is China's first serious hijacking attempt since 1990.

So, there have been some, you can go to the site and see for yourself the comparison to last year and any other year.

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RE: Could 2012 Be The Safest Year For Civil Aviation?

Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:28 am

From that site, a quick sum of deaths (not accidents and injuries).

2011 - 473

2012 - 389 (+2 hijackers)

And as it is only August, one could claim last year was more safe, but that is due to in this year there were two large (100+ deaths) accidents.


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