Must-Know Flight Safety Statistics [Latest Report]

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"According to the Flight Safety Foundation, runway accidents contribute to 40% of all aircraft incidents."

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"The Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives (B3A) reports that there were a total of 132 airplane accidents in 2020."

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"In 2020, the Aviation Safety Network recorded 40 accidents involving commercial passenger flights worldwide."

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"According to the National Safety Council, the odds of dying in an air and space transport accident are 1 in 9,821."

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"The Cirium report shows there were too few accidents in 2020 for meaningful comparisons by airline."

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"Airbus indicates that aircraft systems failure only accounts for 20% of all aviation accidents."

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"Bird strikes are relatively common, but fatal bird strikes are extremely rare, with 0.003% causing fatalities between 1990 and 2007."

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"According to data by Plane Crash Info, the survival rate for passengers in airplane crashes between 1983-2000 was 95.7%."

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"In 2015, about 62% of fatal airplane accidents happened during Approach and Landing."

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"According to the NTSB, approximately 5% of aircraft accidents are caused by ice formation on the wings and surfaces."

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"According to the FAA, human error contributes to roughly 80% of commercial aviation accidents."

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"The EASA reports a total of 63 European civil aviation accidents in 2019."

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"The Insurance Australia Group reports that 70% of non-commercial airplane crashes are due to pilot error."

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