Sunday, November 1, 2015

Russia's small airlines have a dismal safety record

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MOSCOW — The crash of a Russian A321 in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, which left no survivors, is now the deadliest aviation disaster in Russian history

Yet Russian commercial aviation has had a disturbing track record for years now. In fact, according to the most recent IATA report, flying a commercial airline in Russia is four times more dangerous than the world average

Recent high-profile commercial air disasters include the 2011 Yak-Service disaster, which wiped out nearly the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team, the 2013 Tatarstan Airlines crash, which killed, among others, the son of Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov, and the Vnukovo Airport ground collision, which killed, besides three others, Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total oil company and a tireless champion of Russian business abroad Read more...

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