The ASN recorded a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents in 2018, leading to 556 deaths, compared with 10 accidents and 44 lives lost in 2017, the safest year in aviation history.
Of those accidents, 12 involved passenger flights and three were cargo flights, the ASN report said.
How many planes crashed till now?
There were 13 deaths in 2017 in two fatal crashes worldwide, but both were on regional turboprop aircraft. To70 estimated that the fatal accident rate for large commercial passenger flights in 2018 at 0.36 per million flights, or one fatal accident for every 3m flights.
What are the odds of a plane crashing?
one in 11 million
When was the last time a plane crashed?
The last fatal US airline crash was a decade ago. Here’s why our skies are safer. Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo, New York, killing all 49 on board and a person on the ground on Feb. 12, 2009.
How many planes flew 2018?
In 2018, airlines set another record by flying nearly 4.5 billion passengers on nearly 45 million flights worldwide. On the surface, things were good. But 2018 has only been an average year for safety in airline travel, according to retired airline pilot and safety expert John Cox, writing in USA Today.