Figure 2 - Commercial Carrier Accident Rates: 1990-2001

Figure 2 - Commercial Carrier Accident Rates: 1990-2001

(Per 100,000 flight hours)

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Year Air carriers Commuter carriers On-demand air taxis
1990 24 15 107
1991 26 23 88
1992 18 23 76
1993 23 16 69
1994 23 10 85
1995 36 12 75
1996 38 11 90
1997 49 16 82
1998 50 8 77
1999 52 13 76
2000 0.31 3.21 2.28
2001 0.22 2.12 2.12

NOTE: Data for 2001 are preliminary.

SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board, Accidents, Fatalities, and Rates: 1982-2001 (Washington, DC: 2002).