Types and Causes of Aviation Accidents

Types and Causes of Aviation Accidents

Types and Causes of Aviation AccidentsWhenever a commercial plane is involved in a fatal accident it always makes the headlines. However, these large-scale accidents are very rare, leading some people to believe that aviation accidents and fatalities don’t happen much anymore. Unfortunately, the reality is that hundreds of people die every year from aviation related accidents, even though most of […]

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Whenever a commercial plane is involved in a fatal accident it always makes the headlines. However, these large-scale accidents are very rare, leading some people to believe that aviation accidents and fatalities don’t happen much anymore. Unfortunately, the reality is that hundreds of people die every year from aviation related accidents, even though most of these are not caused by large-scale airline disasters. Many of these fatal and non-fatal accidents don’t make national headlines, but they still happen on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some of the statistics surrounding modern aviation accidents.Fatal Air AccidentsAccording to the National Transportation Safety Board there were 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the United States in 2010. 275 of those accidents involved a fatality, resulting in 470 people being killed as a result. (Civil aviation includes all commercial, private, and other non-military aircraft.) These civil and general aviation injuries arose from people in craft such as:Commercial Airliners Cargo Airplanes Personal Airplanes Air-Taxi Helicopters Medical Helicopters Sightseeing Balloons, Helicopters, or Airplanes Ultralights or Microlights Hot Air Balloons Unpowered Gliders Aircraft Type and PurposeStatistics from the NTSB also show that you are far more likely to be involved in an aircraft accident if you are a pilot or passenger of a personal craft, such as a private airplane, private helicopter, hot air balloon, or glider. The NTSB reports that in 2010 there were 999 personal aircraft aviation accidents. That’s a significantly higher number than accidents that occurred in flight instruction aircraft, 172, or those that occurred in public aircraft operations, 23. Personal flying—where people piloted private aircraft for their own purposes—resulted in 990 accidents in 2010. …

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