2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines

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2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines, with no passenger jets crashes anywhere, despite more flights being made than ever before.

The news, which has been welcomed by both airlines and passengers, was noted in two separate reports by Dutch consultancy To70 and The Aviation Safety Network, reports the BBC.

But To70 warned that despite high safety levels on passenger planes, the “extraordinarily” low accident rate must be seen as “good fortune”.

A report by the Airline Safety Network said there were a total of ten fatal accidents, resulting in 79 deaths last year.

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