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17May/100

El transbordador Atlantis acoplándose a la ISS con Canarias de fondo

Cada vez lo tengo más claro, la NASA debería otorgarle al astronauta Soichi Noguchi algún premio por la estupenda labor de divulgación que está realizando vía su cuenta de Twitter. Muchas interesantes imágenes nos ha proporciona ya este astronauta y con una de las últimas que ha publicado vengo en esta ocasión, la que veis justo debajo.

Concretamente lo que estáis viendo es al transbordador espacial Atlantis realizando maniobras para acoplarse a la Estación Espacial Internacional mientras se encontraban sobrevolando las Islas Canarias. Simplemente espectacular.

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10Jan/100

Aviation safest in sixty years!

The Aviation Safety Network today released the 2009 airliner accident statistics showing a total of 757 airliner accident fatalities, as a result of 30 fatal multi-engine airliner accidents.

Over the year 2009 the Aviation Safety Network recorded a total of 30 fatal airliner accidents, resulting in 757 fatalities and 1 ground fatality. The number of fatalities is lower than the ten-year average of 802 fatalities. The number of accident is on average.

Of those 30 fatal accidents, 11 involved passenger flights. This is the lowest number in over sixty years.

Five out of 30 accident airplanes were operated by airlines on the E.U. "black list" (as opposed to nine out of 26 in 2007 and three out of 32 in 2008).
In 2009 Africa was again the most unsafe region: 30% of all fatal airliner accidents happened in Africa, while the continent only accounts for approximately 3 percent of all world aircraft departures.

A review of all thirty fatal airliner accidents, including some statistics can be found at http://aviation-safety.net/2009/

The Aviation Safety Network is an independent organisation located in the Netherlands. Founded in 1996. It has the aim to provide everyone with a (professional) interest in aviation with up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues. ASN is an exclusive service of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF).
The figures have been compiled using the airliner accident database of the Aviation Safety Network, the Internet leader in aviation safety information. The Aviation Safety Network uses information from authoritative and official sources like NTSB, ICAO etc.

Harro Ranter
the Aviation Safety Network
e-mail: hr@aviation-safety.net