The global airline accident rate is on pace to reach the lowest ever recorded, according to...

|By:, SA News Editor

The global airline accident rate is on pace to reach the lowest ever recorded, according to statistics compiled by the IATA. The YTD rate of accidents serious enough to destroy an airplane is 52% lower than the average for the previous five full years: 0.34 per million flights. "This is a long-term trend," IATA says. "2011 is not some kind of anomaly."