Commercial air fatalities include those arising from accidents of planes providing passenger and/or cargo services to the public, including large air carriers, commuter air, and air taxi. Commercial air includes scheduled and nonscheduled service by air carriers operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 121 and 14 CFR 135.
|Commerical aviation fatalities percent change from same month previous year||-71.43||0|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Fatalities from the four hijacked airplanes deliberately crashed in terrorist acts on September 11, 2001 are not included by the source in the September 2001 data. The number of people who perished on the four planes was 266. The total number of people on the ground who perished or are missing and presumed dead has not been conclusively determined.
The spike in November 2001 fatalities is due to an American Airline Airbus (300) losing control on November 12, 2001 which crashed into Belle Harbor, New York and suffered 275 fatalities.
SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board, Office of Aviation Safety, available at: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation/curr_mo.txt