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U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Inches Upward During First Half of 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017 (64 reads)GeneralWASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry rose slightly along with summer temperatures during the first half of 2017. As spring turned into summer across the country, the total accident rate from January through June was 3.37 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2016 of 3.16.

This breaks a downward trend in helicopter accidents since 2013, but there is hope that a reduction will be achieved by the end of 2017 in order to maintain an improving safety record for the industry.


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