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2014: one of the safest years for flying despite MAS tragedies

Flowers and mementos left by local residents at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in July. The downing of MH17 and the disappearance of MH370 triggered the first major worldwide reviews of aviation precautions in years.

Kuala Lumpur

IF YOU weren't already nervous about flying, that may have changed in 2014, a year that stirred our deepest fears about modern jet travel despite shaping up as one of the safest in aviation history.

The tragic dramas surrounding Malaysia Airlines, in particular, played