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A plane that skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport hangs over the edge of the runway in New York, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The plane, from Atlanta, skidded off the runway while landing, and crashed through a chain-link fence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Bloomberg) — Last year was one of the safest for airlines with the number of fatal accidents falling by two thirds — if you excluded more than 300 deaths resulting from a pilot suicide and possible terror attack.

There were four fatal accidents, all involving turboprop aircraft, in 2015, down from 12 a year earlier, the International Air Transport Association said Monday. These killed 136 people. The 374 dead passengers and crew from the crash of Germanwings 9525 by a suicidal pilot and Metrojet 9268 on suspected terrorism have been excluded because they are classified as deliberate acts of unlawful interference, the group said.

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