IATA reported that the accident rate in 2009 for Western-built jet aircraft was "the second-lowest in aviation history" at 0.71 hull losses per million flights, "equal to one accident for every 1.4 million flights." It said, "This is a significant improvement [from] the 0.81 rate recorded in 2008 (one accident for 1.2 million flights)." The only better year was 2006, when the rate was 0.65. The 2009 rate was 36% lower compared to 2000. IATA noted that member ...

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