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.
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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