Lessons Learned From Small Airplane Accidents

This library section, currently in its early development, includes lessons learned from small airplane accidents. In the United States, these aircraft types are regulated under airworthiness standard FAR Part 23 for airplanes in the normal, utility, aerobatic, and commuter categories.

There are approximately 350,000 small airplanes worldwide, with more than half based in the U.S. and more than a quarter from Europe. Unlike transport airplanes, which use about 500 airports globally, small airplanes access more than 9,200 airports in just the U.S. and Europe. With over 23 million flight hours conducted annually, two-thirds are related to business operations.

The purpose of this lessons learned library is to capture information related to selected accidents that contain key safety information, including resulting actions that have been taken in order to continue improving the safety of small airplanes.

Search Lessons Learned library Accident summaries organized relative to the life cycle element most prevalent in each accident. Accident summaries organized relative to the threat category that was a major factor in each accident. Accident summaries organized relative to the common themes across groups of accidents

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