According to an accounting released in October, there were 1,214 accidents involving general aviation aircraft during 2016 and of those 195 resulted in fatalities. Even though the number of accidents increased by 41 over the previous year’s tally, fatal mishaps declined by 26. Meanwhile, flight hours increased roughly 2% to 24.6 million. The figures were compiled by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) and released in the latter’s annual ...

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