1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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The number of aircraft accidents has declined significantly (by 31.3%) since 1991 (table 23.24). In 2000 there were 46 fatalities, the second lowest level in the past 10 years and down markedly from the early nineties. Similarly, the number of aircraft accidents, 222 in 2000, was significantly lower than in the early nineties.


23.24 AIR TRANSPORT(a), Accidents and Fatalities(b)

Year
Accidents

no.
Fatalities

no.

1991
323
54
1992
310
61
1993
319
67
1994
268
64
1995
269
51
1996
243
49
1997
254
40
1998
225
54
1999
194
49
2000
222
46

(a) Includes airlines, general aviation and sport aviation. Excludes data for ballooning accidents.
(b) Includes accidents involving Australia-registered aircraft occurring overseas and accidents involving foreign-registered aircraft occurring in Australia. Therefore, data presented in this table are not comparable with those relating to road traffic accidents in table 23.20.

Source: Bureau of Air Safety Investigation.


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