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India Scores Lower Than Pakistan, Nepal When It Comes To Air Travel Safety

Kriti Gupta

2017 was cited as the safest year for air travel on commercial airlines as not a single death was reported. However, 2018 has kept most of the Indian airlines grounded.

Inadvertent mistakes, lack of caution, runway negligence, irresponsible passengers attempting to open airplane door mid-air, put the lives of thousands of flyers in jeopardy.

An aviation-safety audit that was conducted late last year by the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) revealed that India’s air safety score is very low and it stands below countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and even North Korea in the Asia-Pacific region, the Economic Times reported.

The audit further revealed that India had fallen from its previous ranking of 66% to 57%. The only country that India is above in this audit includes very small nations like Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Samoa.

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