2020 saw an increase in the number of people killed in air crashes around the world despite the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of operational flights. Aviation Safety Network data released in early January shows that there were eight fatal airliner crashes registered and 314 deaths. The number of fatal airliner crashes was the lowest ever recorded in a full year and both figures are below the industry’s five-year average. It is also important to mention that they take into account two incidents where airliners were inadvertently shot down, killing 182 passengers and crew.
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