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Traveling by plane: Trends show it's getting safer

Despite Tuesday's crash of a Germanwings passenger plane in the French Alps on Tuesday, global airline safety has been improving, with 2014 reported as having the lowest accident rate in history.

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Note: Numbers based on fatal airliner accidents (numbers may vary from other sources depending on the type of aircraft included and severity).

Source: The Aviation Safety Network database

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