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Part 121 Accidents, 2006-2015

Part 121 Accident Rates, 2006-2015

NTSB Accident Severity Categories, 2006-2015
Year Major Serious Injury Damage Unknown
2006 2 2 7 22 0
2007 0 2 14 12 0
2008 4 1 7 15 0
2009 2 3 15 10 0
2010 1 0 15 14 0
2011 0 0 20 13 0
2012 0 0 16 10 0
2013 2 0 9 12 0
2014 0 0 13 19 0
2015 0 1 22 6 1

    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, 2015

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, 2015

Source: FAA

Part 121 Flight Hours, 2006-2015

Source: FAA

Part 121 Departures, 2006-2015

Source: FAA

Part 121 Passenger Enplanements, 2006-2015

Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2006-2015

Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates, 2006-2015

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2006-2015

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2006-2015

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2006-2015

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Fixed-Wing), 2006-2015

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Helicopters), 2006-2015

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), 2015

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), 2015

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), 2015

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), 2015

Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2006-2015

Scheduled Part 135 Departures, 2006-2015

General Aviation Accidents, 2006-2015

General Aviation Accident Rates, 2006-2015

General Aviation Accident Aircraft by Flight Purpose and Aircraft Category, 2015
Flight Purpose Fixed-Wing Helicopter Glider Balloon Other TOTAL
Personal 761 36 12 7 20 836
Instructional 111 23 3 0 4 141
Aerial Application 51 18 0 0 0 69
Business 29 4 0 1 1 35
Positioning 15 6 0 0 0 21
Other Work Use 4 5 0 8 0 17
Flight Test 15 0 0 0 0 15
Public Use 7 6 0 0 0 13
Aerial Observation 6 6 0 0 0 12
Air Race/Show 6 0 2 1 0 9
Skydiving 8 0 0 0 0 8
External Load 0 7 0 0 0 7
Banner Tow 6 0 0 0 0 6
Executive/Corporate 5 1 0 0 0 6
Ferry 5 1 0 0 0 6
Fire Fighting 0 2 0 0 0 2
Air Drop 1 0 0 0 0 1
Glider Tow 2 0 1 0 0 3
Unknown 14 2 0 0 1 17
TOTAL 1046 117 18 17 26 1224

Personal Flying Hours, 2006-2015

Personal Flying Accidents, 2006-2015

Personal Flying Accident Rates, 2006-2015

Defining Event for Personal Flying Accidents, 2015

Phase of Flight for Personal Flying Accidents, 2015

General Aviation Flight Hours, 2006-2015



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) 2015. 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).

For 2015, this summary uses data updated on November 6, 2017.

Accident Summary for Major Segments of US Civil Aviation CY 2015
Segment Accidents Fatal Accidents Fatalities
Part 121 Air Carriers 30 0 0
Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers 43 8 28
General Aviation 1210 230 378
Total US Civil Aviation 1282 238 406

Map of US Civil Aviation Accidents, 2015

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






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