The number of fatalities caused by airline accidents totaled 268 people in 2016, nearly double those killed in 2015, but the industry’s five-year safety trend shows the rate of accidents is significantly improved. IATA’s 2016 Airline Safety Performance report, published March 10,  showed the previous five-year period (2011-2015) had an average of 13.4 fatal accidents and 371 people killed per year, an improvement on 2015’s report, which posted a  previous ...

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