ASN airplane accident digest 2010: review
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - The factsheet is on the "Specials" section on the AVIONEWS' home-page
(WAPA) - Over the year 2010 the Aviation Safety Network recorded a total of 29 fatal airliner accidents, resulting in 831 fatalities and 6 ground fatalities. The number of fatalities is higher than the ten-year average of 810 fatalities. On the other hand, 2010 was the 6th safest year since 1945, by number of fatal accidents.
Of those 29 fatal accidents, 15 involved passenger flights, compared to eleven in 2009.
Six out of 29 accident airplanes were operated by airlines on the EU "Black-list" as opposed to five out of 30 in 2009.
In 2010 Africa showed marked decline in accidents: 17% of all fatal airliner accidents happened in Africa. Although this is still out of sync compared to the fact that the continent only accounts for approximately 3 percent of all world aircraft departures.
More information about ASN's "Airliner Accident Statistics 2010 Factsheet" (pdf) in the "Specials" section of the AVIONEWS' home-page (in Italian version but the document is in English one).