Meanwhile, Trump also tried to claim credit after Dutch-based aviation consultancy To70’s annual Civil Aviation Safety Review reported only two fatal accidents last year, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Adrian Young, the safety review’s lead researcher, said the chance of a plane being involved in a fatal accident is now one in 16 million, but warned The Independent the positive figures were more a matter of “good fortune” than a change in global aircraft safety policy.
However, this did not stop the US President from suggesting the drop in airline deaths was, at least in part, down to him:
Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news - it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
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