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Alps plane crash: 'Last year safest in aviation history'

An airliner operated by Germanwings, reportedly carrying 148 people, has crashed in the French Alps, between Barcelonnette and Digne.

The BBC's transport correspondent Richard Westcott explains that last year was the safest aviation year on record in terms of the number of people killed for the number of miles flown.

  • 24 Mar 2015
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