The accident rate for professionally flown business jets and airliners has just about bottomed out at two to three accidents per million flight hours in recent years, according to safety statistics often quoted by Dassault and others. That's mainly because mechanical failures have nearly been eliminated. However, Dassault says, of the few accidents that do occur, about 40 percent involve pilot error or lack of action, and that's unacceptable within the business aviation community. The ...


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