Which are the airliners that were involved in most of the accidents? Which are the safest of them? To perform this ranking several indicators were taken into account: The number of copies sold, the year of commissioning, the number of crashes and the number of victims.
The A340 comes second. This four-engine aircraft has been involved in 10 accidents since its commissioning in 1993. None has caused casualties. It was delivered 377 times and is chartered by companies like Qatar and Etihad.
3rd: Embraer 135
4th: Boeing 737 Next Gen
5th: Airbus A320
The A320 is one of the great successes of Airbus with 6,581 copies delivered since its launch in 1988. It was involved in 69 accidents. One of the most important one took place March 24, 2015 which involved Germanwings. The co-pilot of flight 9525 intentionally crashed the plane in the Alps.
6th: Airbus A330
Over 1,189 copies of A330 were sold by Airbus. This long-haul aircraft has experienced 22 accidents since 1992. One of the latest is that of Air France Flight 447 from Rio to Paris that crashed into the sea with 228 people on board.
7th: BAe 146
8th: Boeing 777
9th: ATR 772
ATR 72 is in operation with companies such as Air Austral, Cebu Pacific and Vietnam Airlines. It was involved in 15 accidents. Experience has shown that it has a design defect causing deposit of frost on the wings of the aircraft.