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Mar
11
2019

Mixed Results for U.S. Helicopter Accident Rates During 2018

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry improved only slightly during 2018, but remained below accident totals from four and five years ago. Preliminary data shows that the 2018 accident rate was 3.62 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2017 of 3.70. There were 121 total accidents in 2018 compared to 123 accidents in 2017. Compared to five years ago, the accident rate has been cut 27 percent. On a less positive note, however, the fatal accident rate rose slightly year-over-year, with 24 fatal accidents occurring in 2018 and 20 fatal accidents in 2017.

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Feb
08
2018

Where in the USA Do Helicopter Accidents Occur?

Posted by jhadmin

Usually, helicopter accidents occur in states where more helicopters are flying year round and where helicopters operate most often for industry purposes. During the 10-year period from 2007 to 2016, a large percentage of helicopter operations took place west of the Rocky Mountains and that is reflected in the accident totals.

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