2017 - safest year for travel by plane

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - 2017 was the safest year for commercial air travel according to a new report.

Airlines reported zero deaths related to accidents in commercial passenger jets.

However, there were ten fatal charter or cargo airliner accidents.
Those accidents killed 44 people on board the airliners and 35 people on the ground.

Those deaths include the 12 people who were killed in the plane crash in Costa Rica.

Aviation deaths have been falling throughout the last two decades.