Aviation: Data & Stats

Aviation Data & Stats
 
 

Part 121 Accidents, 2009-2018

Part 121 Accident Rates, 2009-2018

NTSB Accident Severity Categories, 2009-2018
Year Major Serious Injury Damage
2009 2 3 15 10
2010 1 0 15 14
2011 0 0 20 13
2012 0 0 16 11
2013 2 0 8 12
2014 0 0 13 18
2015 0 1 21 6
2016 0 1 17 12
2017 0 1 17 15
2018 1 0 18 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

Defining Event for Part 121 Accidents, 2018

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Part 121 Accidents, 2018

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Part 121 Flight Hours, 2009-2018

Source: FAA

Part 121 Departures, 2009-2018

Source: FAA

Part 121 Passenger Enplanements, 2009-2018

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2009-2018

Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates, 2009-2018

Defining Event for Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2018

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2018

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2009-2018

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2009-2018

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2009-2018

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Fixed-Wing), 2009-2018

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Helicopters), 2009-2018

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2018

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2018

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2018

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2018

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2009-2018

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Departures, 2009-2018

Source: FAA

 

General Aviation Accidents, 2009-2018

General Aviation Accident Rates, 2009-2018

Defining Event for General Aviation Accidents, 2018

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for General Aviation Accidents, 2018

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Accident Aircraft by Flight Purpose and Aircraft Category, 2018
Flight Purpose Fixed-Wing Helicopter Glider Balloon Other TOTAL
Personal 773 33 18 1 27 852
Instructional 172 21 3 0 6 202
Aerial Application 40 10 0 0 0 50
Business 26 6 1 2 0 35
Positioning 20 5 0 0 0 25
Other Work Use 8 13 0 0 0 21
Flight Test 6 1 0 0 0 7
Public Use 7 5 0 0 0 12
Aerial Observation 13 11 1 2 0 27
Air Race/Show 3 0 2 2 1 8
Skydiving 6 0 0 0 0 6
External Load 0 8 0 0 0 8
Banner Tow 4 0 0 0 0 4
Executive/Corporate 4 0 0 0 0 4
Ferry 12 2 0 0 0 14
Air Drop 1 0 0 0 0 1
Glider Tow 3 0 0 0 0 3
Unknown 10 2 0 0 1 13
TOTAL 1108 117 25 7 35 1292

Personal Flying Hours, 2009-2018

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Personal Flying Accidents, 2009-2018

Personal Flying Accident Rates, 2009-2018

Defining Event for Personal Flying Accidents, 2018

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Personal Flying Accidents, 2018

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Flight Hours, 2009-2018



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) 2018. 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 2018, this summary uses data updated on September 2, 2020.

Accident Summary for Major Segments of US Civil Aviation CY 2018
Segment Accidents Fatal Accidents Fatalities
Part 121 Air Carriers 31 1 1
Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers 42 7 16
General Aviation 1275 224 379
Total US Civil Aviation 1347 231 395

Map of US Civil Aviation Accidents, 2018

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


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