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FAA Experimental Fatal Accident Dashboard

August 2017 - EAA collaborates with the FAA’s Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention to track fatal experimental aircraft accidents over the course of the federal fiscal year. Each year, the FAA sets a “not-to-exceed” number based on a 1 percent reduction from the previous three-year average of accident totals. The ultimate goal is a 10 percent decrease in 10 years, starting in fiscal year 2011. (Note that the FAA has a year-end of September.) The graph displays the overall not-to-exceed line in burgundy, with total experimental fatal accidents depicted in red and experimental amateur-built alone in blue. The previous year’s accident totals are in gray. The FAA also sets monthly limits as part of the overall not-to-exceed number for the year, taking into consideration flying activity levels during each month. Monthly fatal accident totals are depicted on the second graph.


For the current year ending September 2017, we are 11 under the not-to-exceed goal. We will continue to share our progress during the year in Safety Wire.

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