Must-Know Plane Crash Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Around 80% of all plane crashes happen either during takeoff or landing."

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"Commercial aviation fatalities fell by more than 50% in 2019."

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"There were no fatal commercial passenger crashes in 2017."

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"Over the last five years, there have been an average of 14 fatal accidents for commercial passenger and cargo planes."

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"Between 1983 and 2000, the most common cause of death in plane crashes was attributed to fire and smoke."

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"From a study of 141 plane crashes – about 40% of passengers had injuries from surviving the impact but not the post-crash fires."

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"There were 40 airplane crash fatalities worldwide in 2020."

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"Flying is the second safest form of transportation in the United States, after escalators and elevators."

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"Around 92% of aircraft crash victims survive."

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"In 2019, there were 53 plane crashes, down from 62 in 2018."

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"From 1959 to 2019, out of 568 commercial aviation crashes, 186 resulted in no fatalities."

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