Annual Summary of US Civil Aviation Accidents

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Aviation Data & Stats
 
 

Part 121 Accidents, 2010-2019

Part 121 Accident Rates, 2010-2019

NTSB Accident Severity Categories, 2010-2019
Year Major Serious Injury Damage
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 17 12
2019 2 0 17 21

    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, 2019

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Part 121 Accidents, 2019

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Part 121 Flight Hours, 2010-2019

Source: FAA

Part 121 Departures, 2010-2019

Source: FAA

Part 121 Passenger Enplanements, 2010-2019

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2010-2019

Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates, 2010-2019

Defining Event for Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2019

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Scheduled Part 135 Accidents, 2019

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2010-2019

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2010-2019

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2010-2019

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Fixed-Wing), 2010-2019

Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accident Rates (Helicopters), 2010-2019

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2019

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Fixed-Wing), 2019

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Defining Event for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2019

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Non-Scheduled Part 135 Accidents (Helicopters), 2019

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

Scheduled Part 135 Flight Hours, 2010-2019

Source: FAA

Scheduled Part 135 Departures, 2010-2019

Source: FAA

 

General Aviation Accidents, 2010-2019

General Aviation Accident Rates, 2010-2019

Defining Event for General Aviation Accidents, 2019

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for General Aviation Accidents, 2019

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Accident Aircraft by Flight Purpose and Aircraft Category, 2019
Flight Purpose Fixed-Wing Helicopter Glider Balloon Other TOTAL
Personal 743 29 18 2 17 809
Instructional 178 19 1 0 1 199
Aerial Application 36 24 0 0 0 60
Business 28 4 0 7 0 39
Flight Test 18 3 0 0 2 23
Aerial Observation 11 6 0 2 0 19
Positioning 13 5 0 0 0 18
Other Work Use 7 8 0 0 0 15
Public aircraft 3 7 0 0 0 10
Ferry 4 1 0 0 0 5
Skydiving 4 0 0 0 0 4
External load 0 4 0 0 0 4
Executive/Corporate 3 1 0 0 0 4
Air Race/Show 2 0 0 1 0 3
Banner Tow 3 0 0 0 0 3
Glider Tow 0 0 2 0 0 2
Fire Fighting 1 0 0 0 0 1
Unknown 15 1 0 0 0 16
TOTAL 1069 112 21 12 20 1234

Personal Flying Hours, 2010-2019

Source: FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Personal Flying Accidents, 2010-2019

Personal Flying Accident Rates, 2010-2019

Defining Event for Personal Flying Accidents, 2019

Defining Event Definitions and Usage Notes

Phase of Flight for Personal Flying Accidents, 2019

Phase of Flight Definitions and Usage Notes

General Aviation Flight Hours, 2010-2019



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) 2019. 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 2019, this summary uses data updated on December 15, 2021.

Accident Summary for Major Segments of US Civil Aviation CY 2019
Segment Accidents Fatal Accidents Fatalities
Part 121 Air Carriers 40 2 4
Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Carriers 42 13 34
General Aviation 1220 233 414
Total US Civil Aviation 1301 248 452

Map of US Civil Aviation Accidents, 2019

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