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Profiles

  • Kenneth Densmore Thomas (1936 - 1956)
    Crashing Jet Kills 15 - Uplands Plane Rams Nuns' Home at Orleans - The Ottawa Citizen, May 16, 1956 - Kenneth was one of two RCAF officers killed when their CF-100 jet crashed after 10 pm on May 15, 19...
  • Grant Notley (1939 - 1984)
    Grant Notley was a Canadian politician, Who later became the leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party, He wrote a book entitled Essays in Honour of Grant Notley: Socialism and Democracy in Alberta, H...
  • Fireball Roberts (1929 - 1964)
    Find a Grave Birth: Jan. 20, 1929 Tavares Lake County Florida, USA Death: Jul. 2, 1964 Charlotte Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA Auto Race Car Driver. One of the first superstars of NASC...
  • Dr. Amnon Katz (1935 - 2000)
    Published on: 10/4/2000 ....His family escaped Nazi authorities in Poland ( to the Soviet Union) when he was four years old and settled in the Middle East ( going from the Soviet Union to Iran and la...

Plane Crash


Please add Geni profiles of those who died in an aviation or aviation related accident to this project.


The first fatal aviation accident was the crash of a Rozière balloon near Wimereux, France, on June 15, 1785, killing its inventor Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier as well as the other occupant, Pierre Romain. The first involving a powered aircraft was the crash of a Wright Model A aircraft at Fort Myer, Virginia, USA, on September 17, 1908, injuring its co-inventor and pilot, Orville Wright, and killing the passenger, Signal Corps Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.


statistics

Aircraft Crashes Record Office (ACRO)

The Aircraft Crashes Record Office (ACRO), a non-government organization based in Geneva, compiles statistics on aviation accidents of aircraft capable of carrying more than six passengers, excluding helicopters, balloons, and combat aircraft. Note that ACRO only considers accidents in which the aircraft has suffered such damage that it is removed from service, which will further reduce the statistics for incidents and fatalities compared to some other data.

According to ACRO, recent years have been considerably safer for aviation, with fewer than 140 accidents every year between 2009 and 2013, compared to as many as 211 as recently as 1999.

Annual fatalities have been less than 1,000 in six of the ten years since 2004, with 2013 experiencing the lowest number of fatalities, at 265, since the end of World War II. The nearly 3,000 deaths associated with the September 11 attacks escalated 2001 to a total of 4,140 deaths, the most since the end of World War II.


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