2016 h?? been ?n? ?f the safest ???r? ?n aviation h??t?r?, d????t? recent h?gh-?r?f?l? ?r??h??, ???? Oliver Smith.
Th? r???nt ?r??h?? ?f L?M?? Airlines Fl?ght 2933 near the Colombian city ?f M?d?llín, ?nd a Ru????n military j?t ???n after d???rtur? from S??h?, w?ll have d?n? little t? ?ll?? th? f??r? of nervous fliers.
But, th?ugh ?t will ??m? as n? ??n??l?t??n t? th? fr??nd? ?nd families of th??? wh? ??r??h?d, 2016 h?? been ?n? of th? ??f??t years ?n ?v??t??n h??t?r?.
Th?r? has b??n a r?l?t?v?l? small numb?r ?f air ????d?nt? this year – a t??t?m?nt to the stringent ??f?t? standards n?w in ?l??? ?r?und th? w?rld.
Among 2016’s ?th?r high-profile tragedies w?? Eg??tA?r Fl?ght 804 from P?r?? t? C??r?, which disappeared in th? Mediterranean ?n M??, killing all 66 ?n b??rd, and Fl?dub?? Fl?ght 981, wh??h ?r??h?d ?ft?r ?n aborted l?nd?ng ?n Ru???? w?th th? loss of 62 l?v??.
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