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Most frequent causes of fatal accidents in commercial aviation industry 2008-2017

Between 2008 and 2017, in flight control loss was the most frquent cause of a fatal accident in commercial aviation, with 1,129 onboard fatalities. From 2013 to 2018, collision/crash incidents accounted for 57 percent of all aviation insurance claims by value, which was equivalent to 9.3 billion U.S. dollars.

Most likely reasons for fatal accidents in the aviation industry from 2008 to 2017, by type of fatality

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Special properties

worldwide commercial jet fleet

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