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More on Mid-Airs
2010-03-18

More on Mid-Airs
  • Over half of the people involved in midair accidents were survivors.
  • The probability of a midair accident is one in two million as of 1987. You are more apt to collide on the ground.
  • General Aviation planes are in 95% of midairs.
  • Most midairs/near misses occur in severe VFR.
  • Midairs account for about 2% of aircraft accident fatalities.
  • The most likely place for a midair is in the traffic pattern at an uncontrolled airport.
  • 20% of the midairs involved a flight instructor in one plane.
  • If all U.S. General Aviation aircraft were flying at the same altitude and speed, they all could be in the air over Arizona at the same time and still have more than a square mile in each direction in which to maneuver
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