Airplane Crash Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Plane Crash Info
Research Date: 7.8.2014

Airplane Crash Statistics  
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  
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 %
Cause 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s All
 Pilot Error 41 34 24 26 27 30 29
 Pilot Error  (weather related) 10 17 14 18 19 19 16
 Pilot Error (mechanical related) 6 5 5 2 5 5 5
 Total Pilot Error 57 56 43 46 51 54 50
 Other Human Error 2 9 9 6 9 5 7
 Weather 16 9 14 14 10 8 12
 Mechanical Failure 21 19 20 20 18 24 22
 Sabotage 5 5 13 13 11 9 9
 Other Cause 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
North American Commerical 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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