NTSB 2015 statistics show general aviation accidents decline

According to the latest aviation accident statistics released from Washington on 22 September by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Part 91 general aviation accidents and fatalities continued their downward trend in 2015. And, just as in 2014, there were no fatalities for US airlines.

General aviation comprises mostly smaller, private-use aircraft. While general aviation flight hours were up in 2015, the total number of accidents were down, from 1,223 in 2014 to 1,209, as was the rate of accidents per 100,000 flight