Aircraft Accident Fatalities Worldwide: Decade of Declining Tolls

The March 8 disappearance of a Malaysian airliner bound for China has focused the world’s attention on an event that has grown rarer in recent years.

While the fate of the crew and passengers of Flight 730 was unknown at this stage, their families presumed the worst as an intensifying search continued.

The Boeing 777-200 kept flying after it dropped off the radar screens of flight controllers, raising new questions about whether foul play was involved, Bloomberg’s Alan Levin reports here. Read more about the mystery surrounding an aircraft that could have kept flying for a few hours in his report.

The data about aircraft accident fatalities above are current as of March 8.

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