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INFOGRAPHIC: A historical look at aviation accidents (2014)

With over 700 dead in six accidents in little more than six months, 2014 is likely to be one of the worst years in recent history for commercial aviation.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 July, 2014, 4:49pm
UPDATED : Friday, 25 July, 2014, 11:05pm

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With over 700 dead in six accidents in little more than six months, 2014 is likely to be one of the worst years in recent history for commercial aviation.

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Several ratios (as well as trends) essental to relevance are missing.
Off the top of my head I can name four:
1. There's no ratio of passenger fatality to total passenger numbers.
2. There's no ratio of passenger fatality to total passenger duration.
3. There's no ratio of passenger fatality to mean passengers/flight.
4. There's no charting of evolving fatality patterns by jurisdiction.
fink
"With over 700 dead in six accidents in little more than six months, 2014 is likely to be one of the worst years in recent history for commercial aviation."
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Only if you extrapolate from the first six months — which is to say that we'll see two more freak passenger-jet accidents in the second half. Stoopid.
req
Can we compare that with the total volume of flights? Might be reassuring to the public if we pointed out statistically how safe it is to fly.