<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In 2018, 534 passengers died in accidents of 39 commercial aircraft The death toll was much worse than the last year, with 13 deaths in plane crashes and represents a sharp increase over the recent average. "data-reactid =" 5 "> In 2018, 534 passengers died in commercial aircraft accidents, the death toll was much heavier than the last year, with 13 deaths in plane crashes and represents a sharp increase over the recent average.

But aviation remains extremely safe, especially when compared to road transport. The World Health Organization says: "1.25 million people die each year on the roads of the world".

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In 147 crashes – 92% of the total – no one died.

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Simon Calder: the cheapest, longest and strangest flights by 2018

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Simon Calder: the cheapest, longest and strangest flights by 2018

The Boeing 737 Max had just taken off from the capital, Jakarta, towards Pangkai Pinang, just north of the island of Sumatra.

The pilots had trouble controlling the jet before it crashed into the Java Sea with the loss of 189 passengers on board.

The accident investigation concluded that the aircraft was not able to fly due to a faulty speedometer, which had been reported repeatedly but not properly repaired.

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What Simon Calder of The Independent has learned this year

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What Simon Calder of The Independent has learned this year

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The 39-year-old aircraft was operated by the Mexican company Global Air on behalf of the Cubana national airline. Shortly after the accident, Global Air was grounded.

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The investigation into the loss of 17 passengers and three crew members aboard the three-jet aircraft continues, but it is thought that unusually hot weather could have been a factor.

In 2018, there were three air tragedies involving a single death, all involving very unusual circumstances.

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Jennifer Riordan, a mother of two who was sitting at seat 14A, was partially sucked out of the window. Although other passengers held her, she died of her injuries when the plane landed in Philadelphia.

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Aged 29, he stole a Bombardier Q400 at the airport and took off without authorization. He performed some intricate stunts before dying when the plane crashed south of Tacoma.

Seattle plane crash: a stolen plane makes a loop

This was the only incident classified by To70 as "unlawful interference" in 2018.

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Plane crash in Micronesia: a Boeing 737 airliner lands in the Pacific lagoon after missing the runway

Initially, it was thought that all passengers and crew on board had survived. But when a second dig of the semi-submerged cabin was carried out by divers, the body of Eko Cahyanto Singgih was discovered.

Subject of concern: the flight accident rates from 2011 to 2018 show a recent recovery (To70)

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Adrian Young, senior aviation consultant for To70, said: "Unfortunately, the number of fatal civil aviation fatality claims involving large turbojet passenger aircraft in 2017 was not expected to continue in 2018.

"In fact, the number has slightly exceeded the most recent five-year average.

"While accidents in commercial air transport remain rare, the industry must remain vigilant."

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