AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 2009 (1)
    Number of accidents     
  Flight hours
(000)
Total Fatal Number of
fatalities (2)
Accidents per 100,000
flight hours
Commercial airlines          
     10 or more seats          
          Scheduled 17,470 26 1 50 0.149
          Nonscheduled 531 4 1 2 0.753
     Less than 10 seats          
          Commuter 292 2 0 0 0.685
          On-demand 2,875 47 2 17 1.63
General aviation 20,456 1,474 272 474 7.2
Total civil aviation NA 1,551 275 534 NA

(1) Preliminary data. Totals do not add because of collisions involving aircraft in different categories.
(2) Includes nonpassenger deaths.

NA=Data not available.

Source: National Transportation Safety Board.