Is it safe to fly?
Every crash raises fears, but last year had only 12 fatal accidents – one out of every 4.4 million flights.* That’s the lowest rate in history, but some of the crashes were very big, so there were more deaths than usual. Explore the 12 crashes below.
Statistics do not include MH17, which was shot down, because that is considered a security incident rather than an accident under international standards. 2014 is the most recent year for which complete IATA data is available.
International Air Transport Association, CNN reporting