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Part 121 Accidents, 2004-2013

Part 121 Accident Rates, 2004-2013

NTSB Accident Severity Categories, 2003-2013
Year Major Serious Injury Damage
2004 4 0 15 11
2005 2 3 11 24
2006 2 2 7 22
2007 0 2 14 12
2008 4 1 8 15
2009 2 3 15 10
2010 1 0 15 14
2011 0 0 19 12
2012 0 0 16 11
2013 2 0 9 12

    Major

  • The aircraft was destroyed, OR
  • There were multiple fatalities, OR
  • There was one fatality AND substantial damage to the aircraft

    Serious

  • A single fatality without substantial damage to the aircraft, OR
  • At least one serious injury AND the aircraft was substantially damaged

    Injury

  • Non-fatal accident with at least one serious injury but no substantial damage to the aircraft

    Damage

  • No person was killed or seriously injured, but the aircraft was substantially damaged

International Civil Aviation Organization Code Definitions: (From the Official Website for Aviation Common Taxonomies)

Defining Event (Occurrence Category)
Phase of Flight

Defining Event for Part 121 Accidents, 2013

International Civil Aviation Organization Code Definitions: (From the Official Website for Aviation Common Taxonomies)

Defining Event (Occurrence Category)
Phase of Flight

Phase of Flight for Part 121 Accidents, 2013

Source: FAA

Part 121 Flight Hours, 2004-2013

Source: FAA

Part 121 Departures, 2004-2013

Source: FAA

Part 121 Passenger Enplanements, 2004-2013

 

Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2004-2013

Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates, 2004-2013

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2004-2013

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2004-2013

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2004-2013

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Fixed-Wing), 2004-2013

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Helicopters), 2004-2013

International Civil Aviation Organization Code Definitions:
(From the Official Website for Aviation Common Taxonomies)
Defining Event (Occurrence Category)
Phase of Flight

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2013

International Civil Aviation Organization Code Definitions:
(From the Official Website for Aviation Common Taxonomies)
Defining Event (Occurrence Category)
Phase of Flight

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2013

International Civil Aviation Organization Code Definitions:
(From the Official Website for Aviation Common Taxonomies)
Defining Event (Occurrence Category)
Phase of Flight

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2013

International Civil Aviation Organization Code Definitions:
(From the Official Website for Aviation Common Taxonomies)
Defining Event (Occurrence Category)
Phase of Flight

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2013

Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2004-2013

Scheduled Part 135 Departures, 2004-2013

 

General Aviation Accidents, 2004-2013

General Aviation Accident Rates, 2004-2013

General Aviation Accident Aircraft by Flight Purpose and Aircraft Category, 2013
Flight Purpose Fixed-Wing Helicopter Glider Balloon Other Unknown TOTAL
Personal 739 26 14 4 21 0 804
Instructional 138 27 5 0 2 0 172
Aerial Application 50 18 0 0 0 0 68
Business 27 8 1 4 0 0 40
Positioning 14 8 0 0 0 0 22
Aerial Observation 10 11 0 0 0 0 21
Public Use 3 12 0 0 0 0 15
Other Work Use 6 7 0 2 0 0 15
Flight Test 9 3 1 0 1 0 14
External Load 0 11 0 0 0 0 11
Skydiving 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Air Race/Show 7 0 0 1 0 0 8
Banner Tow 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Executive/Corporate 5 1 0 0 0 0 6
Glider Tow 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
Ferry 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Air Drop 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Unknown 15 2 0 0 0 0 17
TOTAL 1042 135 22 11 24 0 1234

Personal Flying Hours, 2004-2013

Personal Flying Accidents, 2003-2013

Personal Flying Accident Rates, 2004-2013

Defining Event for Personal Flying Accidents, 2013

Phase of Flight for Personal Flying Accidents, 2013

General Aviation Flight Hours, 2004-2013



Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Introduction

Welcome to the NTSB's Summary of US Civil Aviation Accidents for Calendar Year (CY) 2013. This summary combines information on accidents involving air carriers (regulated by Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 121), commuter and on-demand carriers (regulated by 14 CFR Part 135), and general aviation (regulated by 14 CFR Part 91).

Summary data are provided for each of the categories listed in the table below. This summary was developed before the adoption of the probable cause for many of these accidents.

For 2013, this summary uses data updated on February 18, 2015.

Accident Summary for Major Segments of US Civil Aviation CY 2013
Segment Accidents Fatal Accidents Fatalities
Part 121 Air Carriers 23 2 9
Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers 51 12 30
Part 91 General Aviation 1224 222 390
Total US Civil Aviation 1298 236 429

Information on the methods used and the sources of this information.

Part 121 Air Carriers

Part 121 Data Spreadsheet in MS Excel format (data updated on February 18, 2015)

This section provides a summary of the activity and experiences of air carriers regulated by Part 121. These operators generally fly large, transport-category aircraft carrying passengers, cargo, or both for hire. The figures in this section use accident categories that were developed by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST)/International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Common Taxonomy Team (CICTT).

Part 121 Summary Links:

Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers

Part 135 Data Spreadsheet in MS Excel format (data updated on February 18, 2015)

Title 14 CFR Part 135 governs the operation of certain aircraft with fewer than 10 passenger seats operating scheduled commuter services as well as aircraft operating on-demand passenger or cargo services.

Part 135 Summary Links:

General Aviation

General Aviation Data Spreadsheet in MS Excel format (data updated on February 18, 2015)

General aviation is the umbrella term for any operation that is not governed by Parts 121, 135, or 129. General aviation covers a wide range of operations and aircraft, from powered parachutes and light-sport aircraft to turboprops and jets used for a variety of flying. In addition, general aviation includes some types of commercial activities.

General Aviation Summary Links:






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