Commercial air travel delivered generally positive safety marks in 2014, as many global metrics and nearly all regional trends improved over recent years, with notable exceptions being a year-over-year increase in fatalities and a continued high turboprop accident rate, International Air Transport Association (IATA) figures show. The 2014 global jet accident rate of 0.23 hull losses per million flights was the lowest in history, besting the 2013 rate of 0.41, and the five-year rate through ...

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