2015-01-03 Safety Review of 2015 – JACDEC Summary Report
The year 2015 has seen 521 1) fatalities in commercial aviation. This number has significantly declined compared to the year before (2014 = 970).
But the positive trend of 2015 can also be attributed to a disastrous previous year which has seen two major widebody crashes with the loss of all on board.
The accident year endorses a long-term cause-trend. In the face of billions of passengers travel safely by air, the commercial aviation once again has proven that flying is safe. The overall accident analysis has shown a long-term shift away from technical causes and towards the human factor.
All of the 5 most serious accidents last year have at least a contributing cause of human factors.
Five Worst Accidents In Civil Aviation of 2015
|2015-10-31||Airbus A321||224||Sinai Desert, Egypt||♦ *|
|2015-03-24||Airbus A320||150||French Alps||♦|
|2015-08-16||ATR-42||54||N of Oksibil, Papua, Indonesia||♦ *|
|2015-02-04||ATR-72||43||Taipei City, Taiwan||♦ *||♦ *|
|2015-11-04||Antonov An-12||25||Juba area, South Sudan||♦ *||♦ *|
* = case pending final investigation findings.
The year was overshadowed by two serious accidents, each with more than 100 fatalities including a purposely controlled flight into terrain by a mentally deranged copilot in the french Alps in March.
In October a russian holiday jet with 224 people on board fell out of the sky and crashed after takeoff in Egypt – highly probably as a result of terrorism.
More to come..
1) =only on-board fatalities, no 3rd party deaths, only commercial aviation aircraft with exceeding 5,7 tons or 19 seats capacity.
A comprehensive safety analysis of the past year including graphics and all relevant statistical data – including the complete airline safety ranking – will be available in the February 2016 issue of the german aviation magazine Aero International.
No of fatalities and hull losses 2006 – 2015
Regional distribution of fatalities and hull losses 2006 – 2015
Airline Safety Vetting
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