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U.S. On-Demand Air Taxi Safety Data

Dataset Table:

Year Total fatalities Total seriously injured persons Total accidents Total accidents, fatal 1
1975 69 U 152 24 2
1980 105 43 171 46 3
1985 76 44 157 35 4
1990 51 36 107 29 5

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2011 Flight hours are not currently available, Federal Aviation Administration is engaged in re-calibration efforts.


KEY: P = preliminary; R=revised; U = data are not available.

a Air carriers operating under 14 CFR 135, nonscheduled service. Accidents on foreign soil and in foreign waters are excluded.

b Rates are computed by dividing the number of Total fatalities, Total seriously injured persons, Total accidents, and Total accidents, fatal by the number of Flight hours


Fatalities, accidents and flight hours:

1975-80: National Transportation Safety Board, Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations, Calendar Year 1981, NTSB/ARC-85/01 (Washington, DC: February 1985), table 61.

1985-2018: Ibid., Aviation Accident Statistics, table 9, available at as of Nov. 26, 2019.

Serious injuries:

1980-85: Ibid., Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).

1990-2018: Ibid., Analysis and Data Division, personal communications, July 1, 2010, July 20, 2011, July 20, 2012, Sept. 24, 2014, Mar. 22, 2016, Sept. 26, 2016, Aug. 8, 2017, Aug. 9, 2019, and Nov. 25, 2019.