bhxdtw
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Fatal Crashes Figures 96 - 05

Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:53 pm

Just found this today..
thought it was interesting:

YEAR / FATAL CRASHES / DEATHS
1996 / 57 / 1,840
1997 / 51 / 1,306
1998 / 48 / 1,244
1999 / 48 / 730
2000 / 37 / 1,101
2001 / 33 / 778
2002 / 40 / 1,022
2003 / 27 / 702
2004 / 28 / 466
2005 / 34 / 1,050

The figures are from 'Flight International' and include freighters.
Apparentley the '05 figures show a jump as there were a number of crashes in countries with poorer safety records.
Do you think ground victims would be included ? If so the figures for '01 Should have been a lot higher due to 9/11

Any one with comments on this report ?

Jordan
 
NAV20
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RE: Fatal Crashes Figures 96 - 05

Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:12 pm

About 9/11, as far as I know hijacks/terrorism are excluded from accident figures (as they should be).

Confirms to me that air travel is substantially safer, in terms both of the number of accidents and the numbers killed, than it was ten years ago. I don't know whether traffic has increased; if it has, the safety gain would be even more striking.

In any case, the most dangerous part of any journey by air still appears to be the cabride to the airport.  Smile
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
 
kiwiandrew

RE: Fatal Crashes Figures 96 - 05

Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:14 pm

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 1):
In any case, the most dangerous part of any journey by air still appears to be the cabride to the airport.

or the stroke/heart attack you have when you see the total of fuel surcharges and taxes  Wink
 
Lumberton
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RE: Fatal Crashes Figures 96 - 05

Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:18 pm

As you pointed out, the data points don't begin to tell the whole story. Yes, most of the crashes in 05 occurred in countries that don't have the best safety records. Does anyone know if they ever found the "black boxes" for the 732 that crashed in Nigeria?
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".