TABLE 3-11 Aviation Fatalities per 100,000 Hours Flown: 1994-2004

TABLE 3-11 Aviation Fatalities per 100,000 Hours Flown: 1994-2004

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  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
General aviation 3.28 2.95 2.56 2.47 2.45 2.12 2.14 2.21 2.27 2.46 2.15
Commercial aviation 1.82 1.24 2.76 0.05 0.01 0.07 0.50 2.98 0.00 0.13 0.08

NOTES: 2004 data are preliminary. The 2001 spike in commercial aviation fatalities per hours flown is the result of the terrorist acts of September 11; these data include only fatalities of persons aboard the 4 aircraft. General aviation can be described as any civil aircraft operation that is not covered under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 121, 129, or 135, commonly referred to as commercial air carrier operations. Commerical aviation includes air carriers operating under 14 CFR Part 121 only, both scheduled and nonscheduled service.

SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board, Aviation Accident Statistics, tables 5 and 10, available at http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation/, as of July 2005.