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How bizarre that it would be stated that way.

WASHINGTON Officials today report only 34 people have died in U-S commercial airline crashes in the past three years.

It was one of the safest periods in aviation history -- even as more Americans than ever travel by air.

Thirteen people died October 20th when a Corporate Airlines twin-engine turboprop crashed into the woods on approach to Kirksville Regional Airport in Missouri.

The victims included two photographers from Texas -- Longview native Matthew Johnson and Paul Talley of Mesquite.

Those 13 victims were the only fatalities aboard U-S scheduled airlines for the year.

Experts agree that better training and awareness of safety issues have played a big part in making U-S skies safer.

The last U-S crash of a jumbo jet was November 12th of 2001.

American Airlines Flight 587 lost part of its tail and plummeted into a New York City neighborhood, killing 265 people.

American is based in Fort Worth.

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It doesn't make any sense to me why they count by amount of passengers killed to determine if it was a 'good' year. If only one plane goes down one year that happens to have over 200 passengers on it that makes it a bad year. But if it happens to not have as many people on it that day, flying is safer. Huh? Sorry but that's just ridiculous and illogical to me.
 
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