Figure 1: Aviation Fatalities: 2001-2011

Figure 1: Aviation Fatalities: 2001-2011

Annual Data

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Years  General Aviation  Air Carrier and Air Taxi
2001 562 74
2002 581 35
2003 633 66
2004 559 78
2005 563 40
2006 551 68
2007 496 44
2008 495 72
2009 479 69
2010 454 19
2011 443 41

NOTES: 2001 figures exclude two events—the September 11th Attacks and the Flight 587 crash. General Aviation data for September 2006 excludes 154 persons killed aboard a foreign-registered aircraft operated by Gol Airlines in a collision with U.S.-registered general aviation aircraft over Brazil. This incident is otherwise recorded as 154 fatalities for U.S. general aviation in the source database. General Aviation excludes FAR Part 121, 129, and 135 operations, as well as "Non-U.S., Commercial" (NUSC) and "Public Use" (PUBU). Air Carriers are Part 121, and Air Taxis are Part 135.

SOURCES: National Transportation Safety Board, Aviation: Accident Database & Synopses, available at http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/index.aspx as of April 2012 as cited by U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics in their Multimodal Indicators: Air Fatalities, available at http://www.bts.gov as of June 2012.