Which Airliners Are Safest?

 - June 24, 2013, 2:25 PM

Some aircraft have had better safety records over the past decade than others, according to data produced by airlineratings.com. Not surprisingly, newer Western-built airliners, such as most Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier models, are rated the safest. The least safe aircraft include the Czech Let-410, which has experienced 20 accidents over the past 10 years; both the Ilyushin Il-72 and Antonov An-12, which logged 17 each; and the de Havilland Canada Twin Otter, with 18.


Nathan Pralle's picture

In other news, the boats used by Alaskan fisherman have been proven to be some of the most accident-prone ships ever built. Safest? Family day yachts in the Caribbean. Film at 11.

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