President Trump took credit Tuesday for “the safest year on record” for U.S. air travel, touting zero deaths in 2017. But there actually haven’t been any deaths on a U.S. passenger airline in nearly nine years.
Still, the president took credit for the safety record in a tweet.
“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news — it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”
There were fatal crashes of commercial planes last year, but they all involved non-U.S. carriers operating overseas. Even after taking those crashes into account, 2017 was still the safest year on record for air travel worldwide.
Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
The last fatal accident involving a commercial U.S. passenger airline flight was in February 2009, when Colgan Air 3407 crashed in wintery conditions while on approach in Buffalo, killing 49 aboard and one person on the ground.
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- [By Anders Bylund]
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- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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