ICAO said that based on preliminary information provided by member states, commercial aviation safety improved last year compared to 2006. It said there were "11 accidents with 587 passenger fatalities on scheduled air services for aircraft with a maximum takeoff mass of more than 2,250 kg., usually seven passengers or more." It noted this figure "does not include accidents caused by acts of unlawful interference." In 2006 there were 751 passenger fatalities from 12 accidents. The accident ...

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