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Transport Airplane Accident Library

Transport Aircraft

This library section includes lessons learned from commercial passenger and cargo aircraft accidents from around the world. With commercial aviation expanding in nearly every area, continuous learning of key safety knowledge is becoming increasingly important. For example, in 2015 international scheduled passenger airline flights totaled more than 37 million operations, transporting three billion passengers. Despite these unprecedented levels of usage, international aviation safety has steadily improved in nearly every area.

This transport airplane accident collection includes modules that contain valuable lessons gleaned from nearly 70 years of commercial aviation. While extensive accident information is available from a variety of sources, this library synthesizes and summarizes some of the most "safety-shaping" large commercial transport airplane accidents, making key knowledge available to a wide aviation safety community.

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Release, 9/8/2023
Total number of modules: 95

Accident Statistics

Boeing Worldwide Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents 1959-2022

Fatalities by CICTT Aviation Occurrence Categories 2009-2018

Part 121 Fatality Risk and Hull Loss/ Fatal Accidents 2000-2022


Arrangement of the library

Three different "perspectives" are used to arrange the accidents in this library and illustrate the complex interrelationship of accident causes. Each accident also contains at least one high level lesson related to a threat element, and at least one lesson related to a theme element. View each of these perspectives and their related elements by exploring the areas below.


Transport Airplane Perspectives

Last updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023