Aviation Statistical Reports - Table 6

Accidents, Fatalities, and Rates, 1992 through 2011,
for U.S. Air Carriers Operating Under 14 CFR 121, Scheduled Service (Airlines)
Year Accidents Fatalities Accidents
per 100,000
Flight Hours
Accidents
per 1,000,000
Miles Flown
Accidents per
100,000 Departures
All Fatal Total Aboard Flight Hours Miles Flown Departures All Fatal All Fatal All Fatal
1992 15 3 29 27 11,732,026 4,767,344,000 7,515,373 0.128 0.026 0.0031 0.0006 0.200 0.040
1993 22 1 1 0 11,981,347 4,936,067,000 7,721,870 0.184 0.008 0.0045 0.0002 0.285 0.013
1994* 18 4 239 237 12,292,356 5,112,633,000 7,824,802 0.138 0.033 0.0033 0.0008 0.217 0.051
1995 30 1 160 160 12,776,679 5,328,969,000 8,105,570 0.235 0.008 0.0056 0.0002 0.370 0.012
1996 31 3 342 342 12,971,676 5,449,997,000 7,851,298 0.239 0.023 0.0057 0.0006 0.395 0.038
1997 43 3 3 2 15,061,662 6,339,432,000 9,925,058 0.285 0.020 0.0068 0.0005 0.433 0.030
1998 41 1 1 0 15,921,447 6,343,690,000 10,535,196 0.258 0.006 0.0065 0.0002 0.389 0.009
1999 40 2 12 11 16,693,365 6,689,327,000 10,860,692 0.240 0.012 0.0060 0.0003 0.368 0.018
2000 49 2 89 89 17,478,519 7,152,260,000 11,053,826 0.280 0.011 0.0069 0.0003 0.443 0.018
2001* 41 6 531 525 17,157,858 6,994,939,000 10,632,880 0.216 0.012 0.0053 0.0003 0.348 0.019
2002 34 0 0 0 16,718,781 6,927,954,000 10,276,107 0.203 - 0.0049 - 0.331 -
2003 51 2 22 21 16,887,756 7,015,935,000 10,227,924 0.302 0.012 0.0073 0.0003 0.499 0.020
2004 23 1 13 13 18,184,016 7,604,248,000 10,782,989 0.126 0.005 0.0030 0.0001 0.213 0.009
2005 34 3 22 20 18,712,191 7,843,717,000 10,910,460 0.182 0.016 0.0043 0.0004 0.312 0.027
2006 26 2 50 49 18,647,896 7,851,864,000 10,627,481 0.139 0.011 0.0033 0.0003 0.245 0.019
2007 26 0 0 0 19,014,677 8,024,313,000 10,734,170 0.137 - 0.0032 - 0.242 -
2008 20 0 0 0 18,551,362 7,813,371,000 10,271,446 0.108 - 0.0026 - 0.195 -
2009 26 1 50 49 17,160,572 7,248,702,000 9,542,493 0.152 0.006 0.0036 0.0001 0.272 0.010
2010 27 0 0 0 17,222,996 7,352,374,000 9,462,310 0.157 - 0.0037 - 0.285 -
2011 28 0 0 0 17,285,000 7,456,000,000 8,910,000 0.162 - 0.0038 - 0.314 -

Notes

  • 2011 data are preliminary.
  • Flight hours, miles, and departures are compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Since March 20, 1997, aircraft with 10 or more seats used in scheduled passenger service have been operated under 14 CFR 121.
  • Years followed by the symbol * are those in which an illegal act was responsible for an occurrence in this category. These acts, such as suicide and sabotage are included in the totals for accidents and fatalities but are excluded for the purpose of accident rate computation. Table 12 contains a list of illegal act occurrences involving US air carriers for the period covered by this table. Other than the persons aboard aircraft who were killed, fatalities resulting from the September 11, 2001 terrorist acts are excluded from this table.