ICAO REPORTS SMALL DECREASE IN CIVIL AVIATION FATALITIES IN 2007

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE INTERNATIONAL Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) has reported a decline in civil aviation accidents and related deaths in 2007 compared to 2006. In 2007, there were 11 accidents with 587 passenger fatalities on scheduled air services worldwide for aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of more than 2250 kg; in 2006, there were 751 passenger deaths from 12 accidents. Regarding security in 2007, there were 22 acts of unlawful interference recorded for such scheduled flights, where 18 people were killed and 33 injured. There were six ...


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