When was the last major airplane crash?

When was the last major airplane crash?

On May 3, 2019, a Boeing 737 aircraft, operated by Miami Air International, skidded off the runway and into a river in Jacksonville, Florida.

What are the odds of a plane crashing?

1 in 9,821
The International Air Transport Association reported that there was just one major aviation crash for every 5.4 million flights in 2018. It is estimated that the odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 9,821. For a better perspective, that is 1 fatal accident per 16 million flights.

What type of aircraft crashes the most?

The Cessna 152 was involved in nearly 800 more crashes than any other aircraft. In terms of fatalities, Boeing aircraft occupy four of the top five – the Boeing 737-200 has killed the most people at 906 deaths, followed by the original Boeing 737, the Boeing 777-206 and the Boeing MD-82.

How many people have died in commercial aviation accidents in 2014?

There have been 761 deaths in 12 commercial aviation accidents in 2014, according to the Aviation Safety Network, one of several organizations that tracks these statistics. Its data — spanning 1946 to the present — include hijackings, sabotage and shootdowns.

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights in history?

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights? Not even close (CNN) — One week, three airline crashes. In Ukraine, the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 killed all 298 aboard. Wednesday’s crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 222 killed 48 in Taiwan, and on Thursday, Air Algerie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali, leaving at least 116 dead.

What is the deadliest aviation accident in history?

The worst crash year on record — 1972 — also had the most deaths: 2,429. The deadliest aviation accident in history didn’t even occur in any of the top 10 years. In 1977, two Boeing 747s collided on a runway on the Spanish island of Tenerife, killing 583.

How many people died in the Asiana plane crash?

In Buffalo, New York, 50 died in another regional plane crash, Colgan Air Flight 3407, in 2009. Last year’s crash landing in San Francisco of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 — a Boeing 777 — resulted in three deaths. Clearly, the bigger the airplane, the more lives can be lost.