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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever The rate of passenger fatalities has declined yet again in the last decade, accelerating a long-term trend swise — It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe. The study finds that between 2008 and 2017, airline passenger fatalities fell significantly compared to the previous decade, as measured per individual passenger boardings -- essentially the aggregate number of passengers. Globally, that rate is now one death per 7.9 million passenger boardings,...

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