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71 Dead After Russian Airliner Crashes After Takeoff

2017 was the safest year on record for commercial aviation, as we didn't see a single commercial passenger jet crash anywhere in the world (we did see some props crash and some cargo jets crash, but no passenger jets). Aviation has been one of the safest forms of transport for decades, though last year was especially safe. Unfortunately 2018 won't maintain that same record, as a seven year old Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 crashed today near the village of Argunovo, about 60 miles southeast of Moscow.
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