Primary contributing factors to aircraft accidents worldwide 2014-2018

This statistic depicts the leading factors which were the primary contributor to aircraft accidents worldwide between 2014 and 2018. Of the 316 accidents which occurred during this period, in 37 percent of cases manual handing and/or flight control issues due to flight crew errors was the primary contributing factor.

Leading primary contributing factors to aircraft accidents worldwide between 2014 and 2018, by percentage contribution*

Contributing factorPercentage contribution
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Special properties

316 accidents.

Supplementary notes

* Percent contribution is based on the number of accidents during this period where this factor was the primary contributing factor. 53 accidents during this period could not be classified due to insufficient data; these accidents have been excluded from the contributing percentage calculation.

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