Tag: crashes

CIS Civil Aviation Accident Rates Deteriorate

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2017 commercial aviation accident rate registered by member states of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), who are signatories to the 1991 Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace Agreement, is at its worst in the last five years. Although the overall number of aviation-related accidents has remained at 2016 levels, the IAC analysis notes a […]

Private Jet Crashes Istanbul’s Main Airport, Bursts Into Flame

Reading Time: 2 minutes A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames Thursday while making an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said. The incident forced the temporary closure of Ataturk International Airport and while it later reopened passengers were still experiencing delays. Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said the Cessna Citation plane […]

U.S. Helo Accident Rate Down for Third Straight Year

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. helicopter accident and fatal accident rates have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the FAA. In fact, the overall accident rate fell to 3.19 accidents per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, compared with 3.67 in 2015. The fatal accident rate fell slightly to 0.51 accidents per 100,000 flight […]