Tag: US Helicopter Safety Team
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. [Read More...]
US Helicopter Safety Team