A320 aircraft involved in 60 'aviation occurrences' since launch in 1987

March 24, 2015 1:35 PM

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The A320, the aircraft that crashed Tuesday in a mountainous region of southeastern France, has a stellar record -- the single-aisle, twin-engine plane lands every 2 seconds at some place in the world.

Since its debut in 1987, more than 11,000 orders for planes from the A320 family have been made. While known for its efficiency and advanced technology, the A320 aircraft has been involved in 60 incidents -- known as "aviation occurrences" -- that span three decades, resulting in 789 fatalities.

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