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What Does AirAsia Flight 8501 Mean for Travel Safety?

After mysteriously disappearing from air traffic control radar on Sunday morning, wreckage and some bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 were discovered off the coast of Indonesia on Tuesday morning. The beginning of the debris field was located six miles from the airplane’s last known whereabouts.

This comes after two major aviation incidents this year, both of which involved a Southeast Asian airline. In fact, four out of the five fatal airline accidents since 2010 have involved Asian air carriers.

So, how do travelers make sure the airline they’re flying is safe? Watch my report for CBS News to find out how you can track the safety of airlines before you travel:

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By Peter Greenberg for