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Accidents Involving Passenger Fatalities: U. S. Commuters (Part 135) 1982 - Present
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 Accidents Involving Passenger Fatalities: U. S. Commuters (Part 135) 1982 - Present

The NTSB wishes to make clear to all users of the following list of accidents that the information it contains cannot, by itself, be used to compare the safety either of operators or of aircraft types. Airlines that have operated the greatest numbers of flights and flight hours could be expected to have suffered the greatest number of fatal-to-passenger accidents (assuming that such accidents are random events, and not the result of some systematic deficiency). Similarly, the most used aircraft types would tend to be involved in such accidents more than lesser used types. The NTSB also cautions the user to bear in mind when attempting to compare today's airline system to prior years that airline activity (and hence exposure to risk) has risen by more than 35% from the first year depicted to the last.

  

 
Passengers ------------ Date Location Operator (DBA) Aircraft Type Fatal Surv ---------- -------- -------------- ------------- ----- ---- 02/21/1982 PROVIDENCE, RI PILGRIM AIRLINES DEHAVILLAND DHC-6 1 9 12/09/1982 NEAR KLAWOCK, AK TYEE AIRLINES, INC. DEHAVILLAND DHC-2 7 0 08/17/1983 PEACH SPRINGS, AZ LAS VEGAS AIRLINES PIPER PA-31-350 9 0 03/05/1984 CUMBERLAND, MD CUMBERLAND AIRLINES PIPER PA-31 2 0 07/21/1984 TAU,MANUA ISL SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND DEHAVILLAND DHC-6-300 1 10 08/02/1984 VIEQUES, PR VIEQUES AIR LINK, INC. BRITTEN NORMAN BN-2A ISLANDER 8 0 08/24/1984 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA WINGS WEST AIRLINES, INC. BEECH C-99 13 0 09/07/1984 NAPLES, FL PROVINCETOWNBOSTON AIRLINES CESSNA 402C 1 4 12/06/1984 JACKSONVILLE, FL PROVINCETOWNBOSTON AIRLINES EMBRAER BANDEIRANTE EMB-110P1 11 0 12/17/1984 BAINBRIDGE, NY SUSQUEHANNA AIRLINES, INC. PIPER PA-23-250 2 0 02/04/1985 SOLDOTNA, AK NORTH PACIFIC AIRLINES BEECH 65-A80 7 0 02/06/1985 ALTUS, OK ALTUS AIRLINE, INC. CESSNA 402B 1 0 04/26/1985 NEW YORK, NY NEW YORK HELICOPTERS AEROSPATIALE SA360C DAUPHIN 1 5 08/25/1985 AUBURN, ME BAR HARBOR AIRLINES BEECH 99 6 0 09/23/1985 GROTTOES, VA HENSON AIRLINES BEECH B99 12 0 11/01/1985 BETHEL, AK HERMENS AIR, INC. CESSNA 208 1 2 03/13/1986 ALPENA, MI SIMMONS AIRLINES EMBRAER EMB-110P1 2 5 10/28/1986 ST. CROIX, VI VIRGIN ISLAND SEAPLANE SHUTTLE GRUMMAN G-73 1 12 01/15/1987 KEARNS, UT SKY WEST AIRLINES INC. (SKY SWEARINGEN SA-226TC 6 0 WEST AIRLINES/WESTERN EXPR) 03/04/1987 ROMULUS, MI FISHER BROTHERS AVIATION INC. CASA C-212-CC 7 9 (NORTHWEST AIRLINK) 04/01/1987 ANCHORAGE, AK WILBUR'S FLIGHT OPERATIONS CESSNA 402 1 0 (WILBUR'S INC.) 11/23/1987 HOMER, AK RYAN AIR SERVICE, INC. BEECH 1900C 16 3 12/23/1987 KENAI, AK SOUTH CENTRAL AIR, INC. PIPER PA-31-350 5 2 12/23/1987 MAUNALOA, HI PANORAMA AIR TOURS (PANORAMA PIPER PA-31-350 7 0 AIR TOURS) 01/19/1988 BAYFIELD, CO TRANS COLORADO AIRLINES (TRANS FAIRCHILD SA-227-AC 7 8 COLORADO) 02/19/1988 CARY, NC AVAIR, INC. (AMERICAN EAGLE) FAIRCHILD SA-227-AC 10 0 04/19/1989 PELICAN, AK CHANNEL FLYING SERVICE DEHAVILLAND DHC-2 1 0 07/30/1989 HAINES, AK SKAGWAY AIR SERVICE PIPER PA-32-301 2 2 10/28/1989 HALAWA,MOLOKAI, HI ALOHA ISLANDAIR DE HAVILLAND DHC-6-300 18 0 12/26/1989 PASCO, WA NPA/UNITED EXPRESS (UNITED BRITISH AEROSPACE BAE-3101 4 0 EXPRESS) 09/03/1990 KALTAG, AK FRONTIER FLYING SERVICE PIPER PA-31-325 3 6 02/01/1991 LOS ANGELES, CA SKYWEST AIRLINES, INC. FAIRCHILD SA-227-AC 10 0 04/05/1991 BRUNSWICK, GA ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST AIRLINES EMBRAER EMB-120RT 20 0 07/10/1991 BIRMINGHAM, AL L'EXPRESS AIRLINES, INC. BEECH C99 12 1 08/20/1991 KETCHIKAN, AK TEMSCO HELICOPTERS, INC. PILATUS BRITTEN-NORMAN 3 0 (TEMSCO AIRLINES) BN-2A-26 ISLANDER 09/11/1991 EAGLE LAKE, TX CONTINENTAL EXPRESS EMBRAER 120 11 0 12/10/1991 TEMPLE BAR, AZ LAS VEGAS AIRLINES, INC. PIPER PA-31-350 4 0 01/03/1992 GABRIELS, NY COMMUTAIR (USAIR EXPRESS) BEECH 1900C 1 1 01/23/1992 CLEWISTON, FL AIR SUNSHINE INC. CESSNA 402C 1 0 06/07/1992 MAYAGUEZ, PR EXECUTIVE AIR CHARTER, INC. CASA 212 3 0 (AMERICAN EAGLE) 06/08/1992 ANNISTON, AL GP EXPRESS AIRLINES, INC. BEECH C99 2 2 10/27/1992 SAIPAN, MP PACIFIC ISLAND AVIATION, INC. CESSNA 310R 2 0 10/31/1992 GRAND JUNCTION, CO ALPINE AVIATION (ALPINE AIR) PIPER PA-42 2 0 11/08/1992 KIANA, AK BAKER AVIATION INC. CESSNA 402C 2 0 04/03/1993 NOME, AK RYAN AIR SERVICE, INC CESSNA 207 1 0 07/12/1993 LAS VEGAS, NV AIR NEVADA AIRLINES CESSNA 402C 2 0 12/01/1993 HIBBING, MN EXPRESS AIRLINES II, INC. JETSTREAM BA-3100 16 0 (NORTHWEST AIRLINK) 01/07/1994 COLUMBUS, OH ATLANTIC COAST AIRLINES JETSTREAM 4101 2 3 (UNITED EXPRESS) 12/13/1994 MORRISVILLE, NC FLAGSHIP AIRLINES BAE JETSTREAM 3201 15 5 (AMERICAN EAGLE) 08/21/1995 CARROLLTON, GA ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST AIRLINES EMBRAER EMB-120RT 7 19 (DELTA CONNECTOR) 11/19/1996 QUINCY, IL GREAT LAKES AVIATION BEECH 1900 10 0 (UNITED EXPRESS) 01/09/1997 IDA, MI COMAIR EMBRAER 120 26 0 02/08/1997 ST. THOMAS, VI AIR SUNSHINE CESSNA 402C 2 2 04/10/1997 WAINWRIGHT, AK HAGELAND AVIATION CESSNA 208B 4 0 06/27/1997 NOME, AK OLSON AIR SERVICE CESSNA 207 1 0 11/08/1997 BARROW, AK HAGELAND AVIATION SERVICES CESSNA 208B 7 0 09/05/1999 WESTERLY, RI NEW ENGLAND AIRLINES PIPER PA-32-260 2 2 12/07/1999 BETHEL, AK GRANT AVIATION CESSNA 207 5 0 09/18/2000 NUIQSUT, AK CAPE SMYTHE AIR SERVICE PIPER PA-31T3 4 5 10/03/2001 DECATUR ISLAND, WA WEST ISLE AIR CESSNA 172N 2 0 10/10/2001 DILLINGHAM, AK PENINSULA AIRWAYS CESSNA 208 9 0 07/13/2003 TREASURE CAY, BAHAMAS AIR SUNSHINE CESSNA 402C 2 7 12/14/2006 PORT HEIDEN, AK PENINSULA AIRWAYS PIPER PA-32-301 1 0 11/29/2013 ST. MARY’S, AK ERA ALASKA CESSNA 208B 3 6 12/11/2013 KALAUPAPA, HI MAKANI KAI AIR CESSNA 208B 1 7

The NTSB wishes to make clear to all users of the preceding list of accidents that the information it contains cannot, by itself, be used to compare the safety either of operators or of aircraft types. Airlines that have operated the greatest numbers of flights and flight hours could be expected to have suffered the greatest number of fatal-to-passenger accidents (assuming that such accidents are random events, and not the result of some systematic deficiency). Similarly, the most used aircraft types would tend to be involved in such accidents more than lesser used types. The NTSB also cautions the user to bear in mind when attempting to compare today's airline system to prior years that airline activity (and hence exposure to risk) has risen by more than 35% from the first year depicted to the last.