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Aviation passenger fatalities down 20% in 2007

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The aviation industry maintained its improved safety record in 2007: passenger fatalities fell by 20% on 2006.  Both passenger fatalities and the number of fatal accidents in 2007 were well below long term trends. During 2007, there were 631 passenger fatalities, 159 fewer than in 2006.  The figure is below the average for the decade of 718.9, and is a significant improvement on the 1990s average of 954.4 passenger fatalities a year.

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