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Feature Article: Where Accidents Happen

  • Only 8% of midairs are from head-on. 42% are between airplanes flying in the same direction.
  • Pilots, as a group, are getting older.
  • Highest accident rate is in personal/pleasure flying
  • Second highest area of accidents is instructional flying. 306 accidents, 31 fatal, 53 fatalities. (year?) Most occurred during student solo.
  • 65% during landing phase.
  • 1/3 accidents in landing.
  • 1 in 5 accidents during takeoff.
  • 45% of all accidents occur during takeoff and landing
  • Instructional accidents occur at a rate of 6.5 per 100,000 hours of instruction. This is half the personal rate.
  • 70% of the instructional accidents occur during the takeoff landing phase.

Last Modified February 1, ©2015 TAGE.COM

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