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Part 121 Accidents, 2007-2016

Part 121 Accident Rates, 2007-2016

NTSB Accident Severity Categories, 2007-2016
Year Major Serious Injury Damage Unknown
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
2016 0 1 18 12 0

    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

Defining Event for Part 121 Accidents, 2016

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Part 121 Accidents, 2016

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Part 121 Flight Hours, 2007-2016

Source: FAA

Part 121 Departures, 2007-2016

Source: FAA

Part 121 Passenger Enplanements, 2007-2016

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2007-2016

Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates, 2007-2016

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2007-2016

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2007-2016

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2007-2016

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Fixed-Wing), 2007-2016

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Helicopters), 2007-2016

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2016

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2016

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2016

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2016

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2007-2016

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Departures, 2007-2016

Source: FAA

 

General Aviation Accidents, 2007-2016

General Aviation Accident Rates, 2007-2016

General Aviation Accident Aircraft by Flight Purpose and Aircraft Category, 2016
Flight Purpose Fixed-Wing Helicopter Glider Balloon Other TOTAL
Personal 795 23 17 4 18 857
Instructional 165 18 0 0 3 186
Aerial Application 41 20 0 0 0 61
Business 25 6 1 3 0 35
Positioning 14 4 0 0 0 18
Other Work Use 6 5 0 1 0 12
Flight Test 12 5 0 0 1 18
Public Use 8 11 0 0 0 19
Aerial Observation 10 7 0 2 0 19
Air Race/Show 11 0 0 0 0 11
Skydiving 12 0 0 0 0 12
External Load 0 3 0 0 0 3
Banner Tow 5 0 0 0 0 5
Executive/Corporate 1 0 0 0 0 1
Ferry 3 1 0 0 0 4
Glider Tow 1 0 0 0 0 1
Unknown 19 3 0 0 0 22
TOTAL 1128 106 18 10 22 1284

Personal Flying Hours, 2007-2016

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Personal Flying Accidents, 2007-2016

Personal Flying Accident Rates, 2007-2016

Defining Event for Personal Flying Accidents, 2016

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Personal Flying Accidents, 2016

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Flight Hours, 2007-2016



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) 2016. 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 (primarily regulated by 14 CFR Part 91).

For 2016, this summary uses data updated on October 17, 2018.

Accident Summary for Major Segments of US Civil Aviation CY 2016
Segment Accidents Fatal Accidents Fatalities
Part 121 Air Carriers 31 0 0
Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers 38 9 27
General Aviation 1267 213 386
Total US Civil Aviation 1335 221 408

Map of US Civil Aviation Accidents, 2016

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






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