The Independent reports:
Donald Trump has suggested he has improved the safety of airplanes, saying he has “been very strict on Commercial aviation” since becoming US President. Dutch-based aviation consultancy To70 on Monday released its annual Civil Aviation Safety Review that reported only two fatal accidents, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost.
No jets crashed in passenger service anywhere in the world. The two crashes that occurred on New Year’s Eve – a seaplane in Sydney which killed six, and a Cessna Caravan which crashed in Costa Rica, killing all 12 on board – were not included in the tally, since both aircraft weighed under 5,700kg — the threshold for the report.
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
Not including propeller driven aircraft, not a single passenger died on a scheduled jet liner flight in 2017. The first time ever since the first commercial jet started flying. https://t.co/XagKTsPpH0
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) January 1, 2018
Since taking office I’ve tried to take credit for lots of things I had nothing to do with. But claiming responsibility for zero deaths on commercial airliners WORLDWIDE in 2017 is a new level of insanity! https://t.co/LKiIb1h208
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) January 2, 2018