Accidents

November 4, 2011 - 12:20pm

Hawker Beechcraft 1900D, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 25, 2011–After a sightseeing flight around Mount Everest, the turboprop twin crashed into a hillside in the Kathmandu Valley while on approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport. According to reports, weather at the time of the accident was overcast with low clouds and the Buddha Air-operated 1900D burst into flames on impact.

March 5, 2011 - 5:43am

While the overall number of turbine helicopter accidents in the U.S. declined last year to 62 from 69 in 2009, those accidents were more costly in terms of human life, according to statistics released by Boca Raton-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

January 11, 2011 - 9:54am

Despite a modest increase in the number of business aircraft flight hours last year, the number of accidents remained virtually static compared with those in 2009, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 27, 2010 - 11:18am

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 20, 2010 - 2:08pm

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

August 1, 2010 - 8:20am

As U.S.-registered business aircraft have begun to fly more hours compared with last year, accidents (at least those involving turboprops) have been on the rise. In the first half of this year compared with  the first six months of last year, the number of turboprop accidents has increased, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

January 27, 2010 - 5:27am

As flight activity last year declined from that of the previous year–by between 14 and 20 percent–so too did the number of U.S. business aircraft accidents, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. Last year U.S.-registered business jets and turboprops were involved in 44 accidents compared with 64 the previous year, a 31-percent reduction.

November 2, 2009 - 8:48am

Continuing the recent trend of safety improvement, business aviation accidents declined nearly 50 percent during the first three quarters of this year compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 8, 2009 - 11:05am

While flight hours are down an estimated 20 to 30 percent from last year, business aviation accidents declined by nearly 50 percent during the first three quarters versus last year, according to statistics released yesterday by industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla. In the first nine months, U.S.

July 14, 2009 - 12:12pm

While business aircraft flight hours are down from last year, the level of industry safety has increased disproportionately, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based business aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. In the first half of the year, the U.S. business airplane fleet experienced 13 accidents versus 34 during the same period last year, equaling a nearly 62-percent decline in the number of accidents.

 
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