2016, the second safest year ever for aviation worldwide

Air India Airbus 319-112 ‘VT-SCF’ approaching Short Final RWY 02 TIA, Nepal

2016, the second safest year ever for aviation worldwide

January 10, 2017- Kathmandu

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) on the 4th of January 2017 published the initial 2016 airliner accident statistics showing a very squat total of 19 fatal airliner accidents, ensuing in 325 fatalities.

In spite of numerous high profile accidents, the year 2016 revolved out to be a very benign year for commercial aviation, the data display.

Over the year 2016 the Aviation Safety Network logged a total of 19 lethal airliner accidents, resulting in 325 fatalities. This marks 2016 the second safest year perpetually, both by number of serious accidents as well as in terms of losses. In 2015 ASN documented 16 accidents while in 2013 a total of 265 lives were lost.

Most mishaps tangled passenger flights. Assumed the predictable worldwide air traffic of about 35,000,000 flights, the accident frequency is one disastrous passenger flight accident per 3,200,000 voyages.

 The low figure of accidents comes as no astonishment. Since 1997 the regular number of airliner accidents has presented a stable and tenacious decay, for a countless deal thanks to the unending safety-driven determinations by international aviation organizations such as ICAO, IATA, Flight Safety Foundation and the aviation business.

The number of mishaps comprises two probable cases of terrorism. While examination is still continuing, the Egyptian authorities specified that they found hints of explosives after the accident of an EgyptAir Airbus A320 that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May.

Previously, in February, one passenger was exterminated when a bomb exploded in the cabin of an Airbus A321 that had just left from Mogadishu, Somalia.

Five-year-average drifts show a grave decrease in accidents happening during the approach and landing phases of flight. The five year average for those mishaps is at its lowermost point in 45 years. Over the previous five years about one in three accidents happened during the approach or landing phase.

On the other hand, the cruise and descent phase accident drift show a noticeable increase to 45% of all accidents in the past five years. This is the peak number in 50 years.

ASN added that two out of 19 accident aircraft were functioned by airlines on the EU “black list”.

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