Plane crash rates by model
The following airliner models are ranked by the rate of fatal passenger events per million flights. Only flights involving at least one passenger death are included. Excluded would be events where the only fatalities were to crew members, hijackers, saboteurs, stowaways, or people outside of the aircraft. Also excluded are aircraft models have no fatal events involving airline passengers:
- Airbus: A220, A319neo, A320neo, A321neo, A340, A350, A380
- Boeing: 717, 747-8, 787
- Embraer: ERJ 135, ERJ 140, ERJ 145
Please note the following for the estimated number of flights:
- ATR models are current through 31 December 2014.
- 737 is current through March 2019.
- All other models are current through December 2017.
|Airbus A300** (all models)||0.46||12.57M||5.99||10|
|ATR 42 and ATR 72||0.44||26.8M||11.86||15|
|Boeing 737 MAX 7/8/9/10||3.08||0.65M||2.00||2|
|Boeing 737 (all models)||0.24||238.84M||58.4||83|
|Bombardier Dash 8||UNK||UNK||3.38||5|
|Canadair CRJ series||UNK||UNK||3.10||4|
** No longer in production
*** No longer in commercial service
**** One aircraft missing for over 30 days
A 25 September 2009 entry on the AirSafe.com News described the contents of the following video, which lists popular airliner models with the five lowest fatal plane crash rates. As of 31 December 2017, the order of the airline models with the five lowest non-zero crash rates were:
- 0.03 - Embraer 170/190
- 0.06 - Boeing 747-400
- 0.07 - Boeing 737-600/700/800/900 (737NG)
- 0.08 - Airbus A320 (includes A318, A319, A321)
- 0.14 - Boeing 737-300/400/500**
Note: These listed fatal event rates are an estimate of historical risk and not an estimate or prediction of future performance. Also, this listing of fatal event rates does not constitute either an endorsement or a lack of an endorsement of any airline or group of airlines.
http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/rate_mod.htm -- Revised: 13 January 2021