Last year was 1 of the safest in aviation history. That’s according to an independent watchdog group that recorded the lowest number of crashes in 44 years.
The Aircraft Crashes Record Office in Geneva says there were 965 deaths in air crashes in 2007, a drop of 25% from the previous year. The office tracks all aviation accidents in which planes capable of carrying at least six passengers in addition to the crew are damaged beyond repair.
The worst single accident was in Brazil. Almost 200 people died when a jetliner slammed into a building in Sao Paulo.