Aviation Safety Network yesterday said that the 27 fatal airline accidents that resulted in 888 deaths during 2006 were "significantly lower" than the 10-year average of 36 accidents and 1,005 fatalities but that the number of "loss of control" accidents was a "noteworthy" statistic. Those crashes accounted for 17 of the 27 accidents and more than 800 deaths. "The moving 10-year average trends show a decrease in the average number of fatal accidents for all continents. All regions have ...

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