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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003   
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Contents >> Transport >> Air accidents

Accidents and fatalities

Since 1991, the number of aircraft accidents has declined by 37.6%, from 322 in 1991 to 201 in 2001 (table 23.27). In 2001 there were 51 fatalities, a rise of 10.9% compared with 2000, although this was considerably lower than fatalities recorded during the early 1990s.


23.27 AIR TRANSPORT(a), Accidents and fatalities(b)

Accidents
Fatalities

1991
322
54
1992
310
66
1993
318
67
1994
266
64
1995
267
51
1996
243
51
1997
254
38
1998
227
56
1999
196
49
2000
222
46
2001
201
51

(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 23.23.

Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau.


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