U.S. air carrier fatal accident rate 2000-2018

The accident rate of U.S. airliners has been decreasing over the last two decades, with there being only two years with fatal accidents since 2013 - 2013 and 2018. In these years, the respective accident rates were 0.02 and 0.01 fatal accidents per 100,000 departures. This compares to there being only one year in the prior decade where there were no fatal aircraft accidents.

Fatal accident rate for U.S. air carriers between 2000 and 2018*

Fatal accidents per 100,000 departures
2018***0.01
20170
2016 0
2015 0
2014 0
2013 0.02
2012 0
2011 0
2010 0.01
2009 0.02
2008 0.02
2007 0.01
2006 0.02
2005 0.03
2004 0.02
2003 0.02
2002 0
2001**0.02
2000 0.03
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Values have been rounded.
* Includes scheduled and unscheduled services for US Air Carriers Operating Under 14 CFR 121, which are generally large, U.S.-based airlines, regional air carriers, and all cargo operators.
** Excludes victims of the September 11 hijackings. Were these included, Statista calculates that the accident rate per 100,000 departures would be 0,055.
*** Preliminary data.

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