Aviation Statistical Reports - Table 8

Accidents, Fatalities, and Rates, 1992 through 2011,
for U.S. Air Carriers Operating Under 14 CFR 135, Scheduled Service
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* 23 7 21 21 2,335,349 507,985,000 3,114,932 0.942 0.300 0.0433 0.0138 0.706 0.225
1993 16 4 24 23 2,638,347 554,549,000 3,601,902 0.606 0.152 0.0289 0.0072 0.444 0.111
1994 10 3 25 25 2,784,129 594,134,000 3,581,189 0.359 0.108 0.0168 0.0050 0.279 0.084
1995 12 2 9 9 2,627,866 550,377,000 3,220,262 0.457 0.076 0.0218 0.0036 0.373 0.062
1996 11 1 14 12 2,756,755 590,727,000 3,515,040 0.399 0.036 0.0186 0.0017 0.313 0.028
1997 16 5 46 46 982,764 246,029,000 1,394,096 1.628 0.509 0.0650 0.0203 1.148 0.359
1998 8 0 0 0 353,670 50,773,000 707,071 2.262 - 0.1576 - 1.131 -
1999 13 5 12 12 342,731 52,403,000 672,278 3.793 1.459 0.2481 0.0954 1.934 0.744
2000 12 1 5 5 369,535 44,943,000 603,659 3.247 0.271 0.2670 0.0223 1.988 0.166
2001 7 2 13 13 300,432 43,099,000 558,052 2.330 0.666 0.1624 0.0464 1.254 0.358
2002 7 0 0 0 273,559 41,633,000 513,452 2.559 - 0.1681 - 1.363 -
2003 2 1 2 2 319,206 47,404,000 572,260 0.627 0.313 0.0422 0.0211 0.349 0.175
2004 4 0 0 0 302,218 46,809,000 538,077 1.324 - 0.0855 - 0.743 -
2005 6 0 0 0 299,775 45,721,000 527,267 2.002 - 0.1312 - 1.138 -
2006 3 1 2 2 301,495 46,503,000 568,464 0.995 0.332 0.0645 0.0215 0.528 0.176
2007 3 0 0 0 291,701 46,049,000 592,577 1.028 - 0.0651 - 0.506 -
2008 7 0 0 0 293,499 46,428,000 576,203 2.385 - 0.1508 - 1.215 -
2009 2 0 0 0 306,472 45,056,000 578,106 0.685 - 0.0444 - 0.346 -
2010 6 0 0 0 308,221 47,485,000 593,452 1.947 - 0.1264 - 1.011 -
2011 4 0 0 0 307,000 47,470,000 560,000 1.303 - 0.0843 - 0.714 -

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, sabotage and terrorism 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.
  • Based on a February 2002 FAA legal interpretation provided to the NTSB, any 14 CFR 135 operation conducted with no revenue passengers aboard will be considered an on-demand flight operation. This interpretation will be applied to accidents beginning with the year 2002.It has not been retroactively applied to 36 accidents, nine of them fatal that occurred during the period 1983 - 2001.
  • U.S. air carriers operating under 14 CFR Part 135 were previously referred to as Scheduled and Nonscheduled Services. Current tables now refer to these same air carries as Commuter Operations and On-Demand Operations, respectively, in order to be consistent with definitions in14 CFR 119.3 and terminology used in 14 CFR 135.1. On-Demand Part 135 operations encompass charters, air taxis, air tours, or medical services (when a patient is on board).