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Briefing December 2013 Issue

Briefing: December 2013

Safety Numbers Improve For Experimental Aircraft

Preliminary figures released by the FAA showed fatal accidents involving aircraft registered in the experimental category fell 25 percent from 2012 to 2013, EAA said in October. For 2012, 73 accidents involved fatalities in the category, and dropped to 55 in 2013. The number of lives lost to accidents was also down by 18 percent. EAA has been promoting transition and recurrent training and hopes the figures reflect those safety initiatives. However, the preliminary numbers don’t include an estimate of hours flown, so the lower numbers might not translate to a lower accident rate.

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