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Table 2-12. U.S. Commuter Air Carriera Fatal Accidents by First Phase of Operation

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Table 2-12. U.S. Commuter Air Carriera Fatal Accidents by First Phase of Operation

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Phase of operation                    
Approach/descent/landing 0 3 5 1 2 0 1 2 0 0
Taxi/takeoff/climb 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2
Cruise (in flight) 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Standing (static) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maneuveringb 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Other/not reported 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total fatal accidents 4 8 7 4 3 2 1 5 0 5

a 14 CFR 135, scheduled operations. Before Mar. 20, 1997, 14 CFR applied to aircraft with 30 or fewer seats. Since Mar. 20, 1997, 14 CFR 135 includes only aircraft with fewer than 10 seats. This change makes it difficult to comparepre-1997 data with more recent years' data.
b Includes instructional flights performing turns and agricultural flights for spraying and buzzing (repeated passes over a particular location).

SOURCES:
1990-95: National Transportation Safety Board, Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 36.
1996-99: Ibid., personal communication, Mar. 10, 1999 and Mar. 28, 2000