IATA released safety statistics yesterday that marked 2006 as the "safest year on record" for commercial air transport, although it criticized Russia and other CIS states as well as Africa for far exceeding the accident rate of the rest of the world. The association reported that the 2006 industry hull loss rate was 0.65 accidents per million flights for Western-built jets, or one accident for every 1.5 million flights, a 14% improvement over 2005. IATA member airlines had a hull loss rate ...

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