Fewer air disasters in 2020 but more people die

A drastic reduction in the number of flights in 2020 did not stop the number of people killed in air disasters rising to 299 from 257 in 2019, according to a new analysis.

The first in what will be several analyses of aviation tragedies in 2020 shows there were 40 crashes in 2020, five of which were fatal, compared to 86 in 2019, eight of which were fatal.

The increase comes as Flightradar24 estimated the number of commercial flights fell by 42 percent in 2020 while total flights finished 27 percent below 2019 levels.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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