According to Business Insider, 2018 saw a rise in the deaths of passengers on commercial airlines.

The data is compiled by Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network.

On Tuesday, they both reported there were more than 500 deaths stemming from passenger airline crashes in 2018.

The groups emphasized that fatal crashes remain rare.

2018 was still the third safest year ever in terms of the number of fatal accidents.

The Aviation Safety Network reported that 2018 was the ninth safest measured by deaths.

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