According to Boeing's annual "Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents", there have been ten fatal accidents involving U.S. and Canadian commercial operators in the past nine years. However, within one year alone there were 1,209 general aviation non-commercial accidents (data compiled by Insurance Information Institute for 2015).
The 2015 accidents resulted in 376 deaths, down from 424 in 2014. In the majority of cases, human error caused the accidents.
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'A Small Airplane Crashes Into a Building in South Florida and leaves 1 dead'
It was on a Saturday morning (June 24, 2017) that a small airplane collided with a building in Fort Myers, Florida. The building houses a child care center and was luckily vacant as it was a Saturday. The center works Monday to Friday. Only one person lost their life and one more sustained serious injuries.
The plane, a Piper PA-28, had just taken off from Page Field, which is a business and general aviation airport. Essentially, the PA-28 is a single-engine plane that has been manufactured from as early as the 1960s. Over the years, it has in fact gone through several modifications and changes in the model.
A primary investigation regarding the cause of the crash explained that a diversity of factors, including the aircraft's condition, the engine, and the human factors were likely to be involved.
Moreover, it is to be noted that the PA-28 has involved in several crashes over the years, including the November 2011 crash, in which the coach, as well as the assistant coach of the Oklahoma State Women's Basketball team, lost their lives.
'Small Plane Crashes in Florida Everglades, FAA investigates'
On July 6, 2017, a single-engine plane that went missing was later found at the Florida Everglades with the pilot dead.
The aircraft, Cessna 152 was lying in a marshy area located southwest of Miami, along with the pilot's body and the debris. The pilot was the only person onboard. FAA is still investigating and no further details are available.
'Small Plane Wreckage Found Near Marineland; no Indication of Survivors'
On July 13, 2017, a small airplane, more specifically a Piper PA44 Seminole trainer aircraft crashed in the proximity of the Flagler-St. Johns county line. The aircraft was confirmed as belonging to the Ormond Beach school of flight, whose representatives confirmed that the airplane was on a training routine.
The scene of the crash was investigated by law enforcement and government representatives, who were able to find the fuselage and to confirm the fact that there were no signs of survivors. Additionally, they also reported that the victims were an Ormond Beach flight instructor and a student pilot.
'Midair Collision of 2 Small Planes, Crash Into a Wooded Area'
April 01, 2017, a Saturday morning witnessed two single-engine planes colliding against each other in midair over the central Florida coast leaving both pilots dead. The airplanes then crashed into a forested area towards the west of Interstate 95, close to Edgewater.
An eyewitness revealed that she did see the airplanes collided at around 8:45 AM. The debris at the crash site was just at about a half-mile distance from the highway.
The FAA confirms that one of the planes was a Cessna 170 and the other was an "unidentified experimental aircraft."
10 Most Dangerous Airplanes
Here is a list based on the number of fatal crashes encountered against their flying hours.
- Boeing 737 JT8D: 1 crash per 507,500 flying hours. The earlier models are considered to be the most wrecking airplanes in the world.
- IL-76: 1 crash per 549,900 flying hours.
- Tu-154: 1 crash per 1,041,000 flying hours.
- Airbus A310: 1 crash per 1,067,700 flying hours.
- McDonnell-Douglas DC-9: 1 crash per 1,068,700 flying hours.
- Tu-134: 1 crash per 1,087,600 flying hours.
- Boeing 727: 1 crash per 2,306,300 flying hours. Most of the biggest air companies have already replaced the old Boeing 727 for more modern planes.
- McDonnell-Douglas MD-80: 1 crash per 2,332,300 flying hours.
- McDonnell Douglas DC-10: 1 crash per 2,908,800 flying hours. A rare type of plane as its security increases with age.
- McDonnell-Douglas MD-11: 1 crash per 3,668,800 flying hours. Unsuccessful model as it was less fuel efficient.
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