Fatal Plane Crash Rates for
Selected Airliner Models
The following airliner models are ranked by the rate of fatal plane crashes per million flights. Only plane crashes involving at least one passenger death are included.
The number of flights are current as of 31 December 2010 for the following models: Airbus (all), Boeing (all), BAe 146/RJ100, Concorde, Fokker (all), Embraer 170/190, and Lockheed L1011.
- ATR models are current as of 31 August 2003.
- Bombardier CRJ is current as of 31 August 2004.
- All other models are estimates.
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. After the January 2010 Ethiopian Airlines crash, the order in the video would change. The current generation of the 737 would drop from number two to number three, and the A320 series would go from number three to number two. Note: If you need to convert any file on this site from a pdf to word file to make it easy to print, please do so.
|ATR 42 and ATR 72||0.47||13.2M||6.22||8|
|Boeing 737 (all models)||0.31||158.29M||49.44||72|
|Bombardier Dash 8||UNK||UNK||2.38||4|
** No longer in production
*** No longer in commercial service
Note: These listed fatal event rates are an estimate of historical risk and not an estimate or prediction of future performance. 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: 3 June 2012