Commercial Aviation Fatalities Fell In 2019 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--03.30.20

Airborne UnManned--
03.31.20

ANN's Annual April 1st Edition!

Airborne Unlimited--04.02.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.03.20

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--03.30.20

Airborne UnManned--
03.31.20

ANN's Annual April 1st Edition!

Airborne Unlimited--04.02.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.03.20

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Commercial Aviation Fatalities Fell In 2019

But There Were More Aircraft Involved In Fatal Accidents

Statistics released by the Accident Safety Network indicate that fatalities from commercial aviation accidents fell by more than 50 percent in 2019 compared to 2018, but those accidents involved more airplanes.

Forbes reports that, according to the Accident Safety Network, there were 287 fatalities on commercial aircraft certified to carry 14 people or more during 2019, compared to 561 in 2018.

More than half of the fatalities in 2019 came from a single accident, the Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX crash that fatally injured 156 people.

But the statistics also show that the number of fatal accidents rose to 20 in 2019, up more than 30 percent from the five-year average of 14. Eleven of those accidents occurred in North America.

By contrast, 2017 was the safest year for commercial aviation with only 59 recorded fatalities. But that number may be a statistical outlier.

To put the number in perspective, worldwide there were 39 million flights in 2019, meaning that there was one accident with fatalities for every 2 million flights, according to Forbes.

(Image from file)

FMI: Source report

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.30.20: Dornier Seastar 1st Flt, April 1st Episode, Flt Schools

Also: Bell 360 Invictus, BizAv Survival, 2019 Collier Trophy, SIB For ELT Batteries The prototype SN1003, a New Generation of the Dornier Seastar amphibious aircraft successfully p>[...]

Airborne 04.03.20: EAA-Sportys, AUS Suspends UAV Reg, A/C Registry Probs

Also: Raytheon-United Tech Merger, Aviation Database NPRM, Air Force Academy Tragedy, Crew Dragon Mockup Jettisoned Another milestone was reached by EAA this month, as a total of 7>[...]

Airborne 04.02.20: Sun 'n Fun Cancelled, Elixir Cert, Thrush 2020

Also: NASA Adds Shannon Walker, Gone West: Joe Clark, NASA’s Artemis, Spirit Airlines The much-feared decision was made late yesterday... there will be no Sun ‘n Fun fo>[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.26.20: Remote ID RFI, UAV Dodgeball, UAS Reg Extended

Also: Mars Rover Takes Selfie, AMA Working Remotely, Drones Save Koalas, ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition The FAA has posted a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the >[...]

Airborne 04.01.20: April 1st Episode, Bloomberg-NASA, Sanders-BizAv, Space Force

Also: 737 MAX and CDC, ‘Steam Gauge’ Rating, OneAviation Bids For Cirrus, EAA Water Park Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will start his own commerci>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC