Fatalities from general aviation in the U.S. 2000-2018

This statistic displays the number of fatalities from accidents within the U.S. general aviation sector between 2000 and 2018. There were a total of 381 fatalities in 2018, up from 331 in 2017.

Number of fatalities from accidents in general aviation in the United States between 2000 and 2018

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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

General aviation excludes commercial air transport and 'aerial work', therefore primarily covering private and business travel, as well as recreational flying.
* Figure includes the 154 persons killed aboard a foreign registered Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Gol Airlines when it collided with a US registered Embraer Legacy 600 business jet over the Brazilian Amazon jungle.
** Preliminary data.

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