AP EXCLUSIVE: Reports show Russia's terrible aviation record
MOSCOW — It will be weeks before Russian investigators conclusively identify the cause of Sunday’s fiery emergency plane landing in Moscow that killed 41 people, but they already know one thing: Russia has one of the worst aviation safety records in the world, reports Matthew Bodner for the Associated Press.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
May 8, 2019-Bodner notes in his reporting that the former Soviet region ranked last in hull losses in 2018. A hull loss is an accident or incident where an aircraft is damaged to a point where it is considered a total loss. The former Soviet region clocked 1.19 hull losses per million flights. The Latin America/Caribbean region was the next closest with 0.76 losses per million flights.
Bodner's story dives not only into the recent deadly crash in Moscow, but into the Russian aviation industry functions and produces aircraft. It is an interesting read for anyone in the field of aviation and aviation technology.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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