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Air accident statistics

The CAA has published its 'Global Fatal Accident Review' for the decade 2002-11.

The review - CAP 1036 - covers flights of jet and turboprop aircraft of over 5,700 kg on passenger, cargo and ferry/positioning flights over the decade.

A few details from the fascinating 134-page review of the decade include:
- there were 250 fatal accidents, resulting in 7,148 deaths of pax and crew - 70% of those on board.
- over the period there was an overall decrease in the number of accidents.
- approach, landing and go-around accounted for 47% of such accidents; take-off and climb accounted for a further 31%.
- over the period, flights increased by 22% and hours flown by 36%.
- the overall fatal accident rate was 0.6 fatal accidents per million flights; this decreased over the period.
- the rate for turboprops was 4-times that for jets - and 9-times higher when measured by hours flown.
- the rate for cargo flights was 8-times that for passengers.
- North America had the lowest global fatal accident rate - African operators had the highest, at over 7-times that of all operators combined.

For the full review, go to the CAA link below.

  • 06 July 2013
  • CMAG

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