2014 was the safest year in aviation with 21 of casualties
From year to year, the plane becomes more and more secure. Despite several major accidents, 2014 has become the safest year in commercial aviation, with only 21 number of casualty accidents reported ASN.
The same cannot be said about the number of victims. Last year, about 990 people lost their lives in aviation accidents. The worst accident happened at 17 July, when a Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines (flight MH17) collapsed on the border between Ukraine and Russia, being registered 298 victims.
We must also not forget the accident in 8 March 2014, when Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it had lost contact with the aircraft Boeing 777-200ER operating the flight NOT. There were 239 people on board. And the end of the year, specifically on 28 December 2014, came with a new major accident with victims. a Airbus A320 AirAsia, operating the QZ8501 flight, has disappeared from the radar. On board were 155 passengers and 7 crew members.
List of aviation accidents in 2014
According to ASN, in 2014 approximately 33 million flights were operated (ICAO estimate), with an accident with casualties on approximately 4 flights.
Africa remains the “black” continent in commercial aviation with 43% of casualty accidents (9 accidents) recorded in 2014, given that only 3% of total global air traffic is registered here. 2 of them involved EU "blacklist" airlines. This reflects low aviation safety with an index of 4.6 out of 10, the result of a study by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
ASN 2014 infographic
The statistics are based on accidents with victims registered worldwide and involving civil aircraft with a minimum passenger capacity of 14.
(cover photo: www.telegraph.co.uk)