The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said 2013 was the safest year in a decade for commercial air transport. According to EASA, there were 17 fatal accidents worldwide last year involving large commercial air transport aircraft, compared to a yearly average of 27, which was fewer than any other year in the last decade. As a result, there was also a significant decrease in the number of fatalities worldwide, down to 224 in 2013, compared to a yearly average of 703 between 2003 and ...

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