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Statistical Summary of Commercial Airplane Accidents

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  • Statistical Summary of Commercial Airplane Accidents

    While working on a non-aircraft project I came accross this document. It covers accidents from 1956 to 2019.

    I thought it might be of interest to some members.

    Lots of interesting information.

    Apparently this document is updated annually.

  • #2
    Interesting the high percentage of accidents occurring in climb and cruise phases. It contradicts the old saw that take-off and landing are the most dangerous phases of flight.

    I would like to see a chart showing the rate of design-weakness-related crashes by type. This would be the only by-type chart I would find meaningful.


    • #3
      I’m guessing really low frequencies, making it difficult to make generalizations, other than driving to/from the airport being orders of magnitude more dangerous.
      Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.