Aviation: Data & Stats

Aviation Data & Stats
 
 

Part 121 Accidents, 2008-2017

Part 121 Accident Rates, 2008-2017

NTSB Accident Severity Categories, 2008-2017
Year Major Serious Injury Damage Unknown
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 18 0
2015 0 1 22 6 0
2016 0 1 17 12 0
2017 0 1 17 14 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, 2017

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Part 121 Accidents, 2017

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Part 121 Flight Hours, 2008-2017

Source: FAA

Part 121 Departures, 2008-2017

Source: FAA

Part 121 Passenger Enplanements, 2008-2017

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2008-2017

Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates, 2008-2017

Defining Event for Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2017

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2017

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2008-2017

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2008-2017

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2008-2017

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Fixed-Wing), 2008-2017

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Helicopters), 2008-2017

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2017

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2017

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2017

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2017

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2008-2017

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Departures, 2008-2017

Source: FAA

 

General Aviation Accidents, 2008-2017

General Aviation Accident Rates, 2008-2017

Defining Event for General Aviation Accidents, 2017

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for General Aviation Accidents, 2017

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Accident Aircraft by Flight Purpose and Aircraft Category, 2017
Flight Purpose Fixed-Wing Helicopter Glider Balloon Other TOTAL
Personal 769 27 18 2 21 837
Instructional 154 27 4 1 4 190
Aerial Application 46 21 0 0 0 67
Business 24 8 0 2 0 34
Positioning 16 7 0 0 0 23
Other Work Use 5 4 0 0 0 9
Flight Test 12 1 0 0 0 13
Public Use 10 8 0 0 0 18
Aerial Observation 4 6 0 2 0 12
Air Race/Show 5 0 0 0 0 5
Skydiving 7 0 0 0 0 7
External Load 0 4 0 0 0 4
Banner Tow 2 0 0 0 0 2
Executive/Corporate 1 1 0 0 0 2
Ferry 5 0 0 0 0 5
Air Drop 0 2 0 0 0 2
Glider Tow 2 0 1 0 0 3
Unknown 8 2 0 0 0 10
TOTAL 1070 118 23 7 25 1243

Personal Flying Hours, 2008-2017

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Personal Flying Accidents, 2008-2017

Personal Flying Accident Rates, 2008-2017

Defining Event for Personal Flying Accidents, 2017

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Personal Flying Accidents, 2017

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Flight Hours, 2008-2017



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) 2017. 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 2017, this summary uses data updated on October 31, 2019.

Accident Summary for Major Segments of US Civil Aviation CY 2017
Segment Accidents Fatal Accidents Fatalities
Part 121 Air Carriers 32 0 0
Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers 50 8 16
General Aviation 1233 203 331
Total US Civil Aviation 1315 211 347

Map of US Civil Aviation Accidents, 2017

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


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