Aviation: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Naomi Long Naomi Long Alliance, Belfast East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatal air accidents there were in the UK in the last 10 years; and what comparative assessment she has made of the number of such accidents in the UK and in other EU member states.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The number of fatal air accidents in the UK over the last 10 years are:

2012 (1)6
2011 13
2010 8
2009 22
2008 12
2007 24
2006 18
2005 22
2004 22
2003 22
2002 17
(1 )Up to 21 June 2012

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) publishes an annual safety review. This includes statistics on European and worldwide civil aviation safety which are grouped according to type of operation, for instance commercial air transport, and aircraft category, such as aeroplanes, helicopters and gliders. The annual safety review can be found at


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