Table 2-14. U.S. General Aviationa Safety Data
|Total seriously injured persons||N||N||715||769||681||483||402||429||391||383||408||395||359||365||R330||325|
|Flight hours (thousands)||13,121||16,733||26,030||28,799||36,402||28,322||28,510||27,678||24,780||22,796||22,235||24,906||24,881||R25,464||26,796||27,080|
|Rates per 100,000 flight hoursc|
|Seriously injured persons||N||N||2.75||2.67||1.87||1.71||1.41||1.55||1.58||1.68||1.83||R1.59||1.44||1.43||R1.23||1.2|
a U.S. registered civil aircraft not operated under 14 CFR 121 or 14 CFR 135. Accidents on foreign soil and in foreign waters are excluded. Suicide/sabotage
cases included in accidents and fatalities but excluded from accident rates in this table are: 1985 (3 accidents, 2 fatal accidents); 1990 (1,0); 1995 (4,3).
b Since April 1995, the National Transportation Safety Board has been required by law to investigate all public-use accidents, increasing the number of NTSB reported general aviation accidents by approximately 1.75%.
c Rates are computed by dividing the number of fatalities, serious injuries, total accidents, and fatal accidents by the number of flight hours.
d Data for 1960, 1965, and 1970 include air taxi.
KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised.
NOTE: Flight hours are estimated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration.
Fatalities, accidents, and flight-hours:
1960-70: National Transportation Safety Board, Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. General Aviation, Calendar Year 1970, NTSB/ARG-74/1 (Washington, DC: April 1974), table 117.
1975-80: Ibid. Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: General Aviation, Calendar Year 1985, NTSB/ARG-87/03 (Washington, DC: October 1987), table 21.
1985-99: Ibid. Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation/Table10.htm, as of May 10, 2000.
1970-94: National Transportation Safety Board, Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: General Aviation (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
1995-99: Ibid. Analysis and Data Division, personal communications, 1996; 1997; 1998; and Mar. 28, 2000.