As per the industrial research, 2017 was the safest year for airlines industry. According to the reports separately published by both Dutch consultancy To70 and The Aviation Safety Network, there were very less passenger jet crash in the last year,
Airline Safety Network stated that there were all together 10 fatal accidents, causing 79 deaths last year as compared to 16 accidents taking 303 lives in 2016. The research has also included the statistics of civil aircraft certified to carry at least 14 people.
The most fatal accident of 2017 happened in the beginning itself in the month of January when a Turkish cargo plane fell down taking lives of all crew and 35 people on the ground.
While the new year eve came with the most on-board fatalities when a Nature Air single-propeller Cessna 208 Caravan plane crashed killing 12 passengers and crew.
Military or helicopter accidents plus smaller planes statistics are not included in the statistics.
Incidents involving smaller planes also did not figure in the data.