U.S. air carriers were involved in 30 accidents — none of them fatal — in 2015, down from 32 accidents the previous year, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Wednesday in releasing its annual accident summary.
The Summary of U.S. Civil Aviation Accidents for Calendar Year (CY) 2015 also reported the accident rate for air carriers operated under U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121 was 0.167 per 100,000 flight hours in 2015, compared with 0.18 per 100,000 hours in 2014.
The summary, which used data that were updated in November, said that Part 135 commuter and on-demand carriers were involved in 43 accidents in 2015, including eight fatal accidents with a total of 28 fatalities.
General aviation operators were involved in 1,210 accidents, including 230 fatal accidents with 378 fatalities, the summary said.
Overall, 1,282 accidents were reported in the United States in 2015, including 238 fatal accidents with 406 fatalities.