Latest AOPA Air Safety Institute report paints positive picture.
The most recent general aviation safety report from AOPA’s Air Safety Institute shows an “unprecedented” decrease in non-commercial airplane accidents, dropping below 1,000 annually for the first time.
It’s tempting to correlate the drop in GA fixed-wing accidents with a reduction in overall flight hours, but FAA estimates show that the safety improvement notched noteworthy gains even when taking into account the accidents rate, that is, the number of accidents per 100,000 hours of flying.
GA fixed-wing accidents fell to 955 in 2013.
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