Airplane Crash Statistics


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Airplane Crash Statistics Data
Odds of being killed on a single airline flight 1 in 29.4 million
Number of fatalities per million flight hours 12.25
Survival rate of passengers on a fatal crash 24 %
Fatalities by Phase of Flight Percent
Taxi, load/unload, parked, tow 0 %
Takeoff 16 %
Initial Climb 14 %
Climb (flaps up) 13 %
Cruise 16 %
Descent 4 %
Initial Approach 12 %
Final Approach 13 %
Landing 12 %
Most Recent Airline Crashes Date Phase Fatalities
Kogalymavia Flight 9268 November 1, 2015 En Route 224
Trigana Air Flight 267 Aug 16, 2015 En Route 54
Germanwings Flight 9525 March 24, 2015 En Route 150
Indonesia Flight 8501 Dec 28, 2014 En Route 162
Air Algerie Flight 5017 Jul 24, 2014 En Route 116
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Jul 17 2014 En Route 298
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Mar 8, 2014 En Route 239
Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 Nov 17, 2013 Landing 50
Dana Air Flight 992 Jun 3 2012 Approach 163
Cause of Fatal Airplane Crashes Percent of Crashes
Pilot Error 32 %
 Pilot Error  (weather related) 16 %
 Pilot Error (mechanical related) 5 %
 Total Pilot Error 53 %
 Other Human Error 6 %
 Weather 12 %
 Mechanical Failure 20 %
 Sabotage 8 %
 Other Cause 1 %
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Crashes and Fatalities on Aircrafts with 19 or More Passengers
Year Number of Fatal Crashes Number of Fatalities
2015 3 428
2014 6 931
2013 7 266
2000 21 1,029
1990 20 618
1989 35 1,690
1972 41 2,347
North American Commercial Airline Accidents
Airline Million Flights Fatal Events Last Fatality Accident Rate
Air Canada 4.37 0 (1983) -537%
AirTran Airways(ValuJet) 2.60 1 1996 +75%
Alaska Airines/ Horizon 5.08 1 2000 -174%
American Airlines 16.51 5 2001 +5%
American Eagle / Executive 11.10 4 1994 -28%
Comair  4.86 2 2006 +283%
Continental AL/Cont. Exp. 12.39 4 2009 -905%
Delta Airlines 16.03 1 1996 -1695%
Hawaiian Airlines 1.25 0 None -225%
JetBlue 1.62 0 None -262%
Southwest Airlines 18.15 0 None -1915%
United Airlines 12.87 3 2001 -517%
United Express 11.50 2 1996 -598%
US Airways 11.91 3 1994 -200%
WestJet 1.30 0 None -230%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Airline Carrier, Plane Crash Report
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: February 18, 2016

Airplane Crash Statistics

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