Table 1 - Fatal Accidents and Deaths by Type of Aviation Operation: 1988-1997

Table 1 - Fatal Accidents and Deaths by Type of Aviation Operation: 1988-1997

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Type of operation Fatal accidents Deaths
Number Percent Number Percent
General aviation 4,386 98 8,046 82
Commercial aviation 85 2 1,756 18
Total 4,471 100 9,802 100

SOURCE: U.S. General Accounting Office, Aviation Safety: Safer Skies Initiative has Taken Initial Steps to Reduce Accident Rates by 2007 (Washington, DC: 2000).