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1998 Statistics
2010-03-18

1998 Statistics
  • Over 20% of all G.A. fatal accidents had weather as contributing factor.
  • 50% of accidents derived from landings and takeoffs.
  • 27% fatal accidents occurred during low level maneuvers
  • Nearly 30% of approach fatal accidents derived from improper IFR procedures
  • Nearly 50% of fatal instrument approach accidents occurred at night.
  • Only 12% of the accidents occurred at night
  • 75% of accidents related to pilot-related causes.
  • 67% of all 'deviations have to do with airspace and ATC services.
  • G. A. aircraft make 68% of all runway incursions.
  • An accident at night is three times as likely to be fatal as in the day time. (1999)
  • 44,000 transportation accidents
  • General Aviation 621
  • Bicycles 794
  • Boaters 808
  • People vs train 831

    Seaplanes have a relatively high rate of accidents.

    75% of aircraft accidents happen inside a terminal area.

    Any hour and a half flight is likely to have an accident in a terminal area 20% of the time.

    Statistics flying year 1998 has aerial application doing 6.5% of total flight hours, with 6.6% of total accidents and 1.8% of fatal accidents.

    Personal flying has 43.5% of total flying, for 68.8% of total accidents and 72.1% of fatal accidents.

    Business flying had 13.2% of total flying, 2.8% of total accidents and 4.1% of fatal accidents.

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