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Russia: All 71 people on board the airliner died in the crash

Officials say the plane disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff.

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow, the officials said.

“The plane with 65 passengers and six crew members. All of them died,” the press service for the Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Prosecutor’s office told Interfax.

The news of Sunday’s crash involving the Saratov Airlines flight can ask travelers to take a look at the airlines that use them.

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In January, AirlineRatings.com published what he said were “the Top 20 safest airlines for 2018 of the 409 monitors.” All the airlines were listed in alphabetical order.

Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair and Hawaiian Airlines were included.

Also making the top 20 were Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.

RUSSIAN PLANE CRASHES OUTSIDE MOSCOW LEAVES 71 DEAD

“It is extraordinary that Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety of the progress of the past 60 years and has had no fatalities in the jet era,” AirlineRatings.com editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas said in a statement.

“But Qantas is not alone. Long established airlines such as Hawaiian and Finnair has a perfect record in the jet era,” he added.

AirlineRatings.com said that it looked like several parts of it, with Thomas saying that it only investigates serious incidents.

“All airlines have incidents every day, and many aircraft manufacture problems, not airline operational problems. And it is the way in which the flight crew handles incidents that determines a good carrier of the unsafe. So just the merge of all the incidents together is very misleading,” he said.

A different take

The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) last month unveiled the 2018 safety of the rankings, after the viewing of the 100 largest carriers.

“All airlines start with a virtual ideal value of 100%,” it explained. “Then has any accident or incident, every dead person, every injured person, every benchmark, every control and every risk reduced this value by a penalty. The more penalty values of the air carrier collects, the lower (or worse) the risk-index.”

Emirates was in the number one spot (93.61 per cent) on the JACDEC list. Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic AW were second and third, respectively.

GRAND CANYON HELICOPTER CRASH KILLS AT LEAST THREE

After that, the rest of the top 20 recorded from the KLM, EasyJet, Finnair, Etihad Airways, Spirit Airlines, JetStar Airways, Air Arabia, Cathay Pacific, EL AL, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, Eurowings, JetBlue Airways, Capital Airlines, Oman Air and Air Canada.

“Again, we strongly recommend that the current security of the state of any society is expressed through the Risk Index, and not by the term,” JACDEC warned.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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