Increase global air casualties to 299 by 2020

A Dutch consulting firm said on Friday that even with air travel falling by more than 50 percent, the death toll from the crash of major passenger planes worldwide would rise to 299 by 2020.

In 2020, there were 40 accidents involving large passenger aircraft, five of which resulted in deaths and 299 deaths, according to consulting firm To70.

According to the report, in 2019, there were 86 accidents for such aircraft, eight of which resulted in the death of 257 people.

To70 also reported that large commercial aircraft per capita caused 0.27 fatal accidents per million flights in 2020, or one fatal accident per 3.7 million flights.

In 2019, 0.18 per million flights resulted in a fatal accident.

The decline in the number of air accidents in 2020 has been accompanied by a sharp decline in the number of flights due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.

Flightradar24 reported that commercial flights fell by 42% to 24.4 million in 2020.

More than half of all deaths in the To70 study were related to the 176 deaths in January 2020 when a Ukrainian plane crashed in Iranian airspace.

The second fatal accident was the crash of a Pakistani passenger plane in May, which killed 98 people.

The large passenger planes surveyed in this statistic are used by almost all airline passengers, but small passenger planes are an exception.