July 2014 has been an extremely tragic month in terms of fatalities. There have been three major accidents in July, which has made it the 5th worst month in aviation history. These high-profile accidents involve a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (MH17) which crashed in eastern Ukraine after being hit by a missile, a Trans Asia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while on approach to Magong, Taiwan and an Air Algerie flight AH5017 that crashed in the Mali desert due to a bad storm. These disasters have raised concerns within the media about air safety as a total of 462 people were killed in the three accidents.
A total of 298 people were killed in the Ukraine plane crash, 48 people were killed in Taiwan and 116 people were killed in the Air Algerie crash. As well as these three fatal airliner accidents, everyone will remember Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean on 8th March 2014, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members (239 fatalities in total). On the 16th February 2014 a plane crashed into a mountainside in Nepal, killing all 18 people on board. July 2014 became the 5th worst month in aviation history due to these fatal accidents, whilst 5 months prior to this January 2014 was regarded as the safest month.
Apart from the five accidents outlined above, the Aviation Safety Record can show that there have been a total of 12 different fatal airliner accidents in 2014 resulting in 761 deaths. This is more than three times as many fatalities that have died in commercial jet crashes than in 2013. Last year was considered as the safest year in aviation history since 1945 with only 265 fatalities from commercial jet crashes. This figure is less than the death toll of the Ukraine plane crash alone that killed 298 people.
In July 2014, thousands of passengers received compensation from airlines for long flight delays they had endured. Flight delay refunds companies such as Blueway Limited were able to assist these passengers to receive their compensation as quickly as possible. Airlines tend to ignore passengers if they try to claim compensation independently, but with the added pressure from a well-established company such as Blueway airlines act more expeditiously. They will be able to keep you informed throughout the entire claims process and so if you have any worries or concerns you can contact them at any time. Blueway have successfully won flight delay compensation on behalf of passengers from China, America and all across Europe. As long as the flight delay meets the criteria outlined in EC Regulation 261/2004 then it does not matter what nationality you are, Blueway can represent you. They will assist you every step of the way and so don’t delay, contact Blueway today!