The efforts to reduce fatal accidents in General Aviation appear to be paying off, according to the latest Nall Repot, recently published by AOPA.
Notably, the fatal accident rate fell below 1 per 100,000 hours flown, to just 0.84. Although the total number of accidents went up, this is balanced out by the fact that total flight hours also increased by over 3.6% over the previous year to 23.98 million hours.
Pilot-related accidents are still the number one cause of non-commercial fixed-wing accidents, which comes as no great surprise. These account for about 74% of all accidents.
In summary, we are flying more, and also more safely – and this is surely good news for the General Aviation industry in general.
You can download and read the 27th Joseph T. Nall Report here.