Last week, some of our readers may have heard about a tragic plane crash that killed 224 people. The Russian Metrojet airplane crashed in Egypt on Saturday. This has prompted a lot of discussion related to airplane crashes around the world. This week a news source looked at Aviation Safety Network data to see which countries were the atal airline accidents.
According to the data, the United States ranked the worst, with 10,625 air crash fatalities since 1945. Since that year, there have been 788 aviation accidents. These numbers do not take into account hijackings or crime-related accidents, military accidents and corporate jet accidents.
The second worst for fatalities and crashes was Russia, followed by Brazil, Canada and Colombia. The United Kingdom was listed as the sixth worst.
According to the numbers, the Atlantic Ocean ranks as the 21st worst area for air fatalities in that time frame.
While it is unfortunate to hear that the United States ranked the highest, we also have to take into consideration the different elements that may play into that, such as having a higher population, more airlines than other countries and more private airplanes in general. Even so, this ranking is very troubling. No one expects to lose a loved one in an aviation accident and after it happens, many do not know where to turn. In that situation, it’s important to work with an attorney who has extended experience working with aviation accidents in order to seek the compensation your family deserves.