U.S. Aviation Fatalities Declined In 2020, NTSB Says

Accident investigators examine the scene of an S-76B helicopter crash that killed nine people in January 2020.
Credit: NTSB
Fatalities caused by civil aviation accidents in the U.S. declined in 2020 alongside a lapse in flight activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTSB said Nov. 17. There were 332 fatalities that resulted from general aviation (GA) accidents, down from 414 in 2019. The 2020 fatal accident rate...

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