Exploring Global Aviation Accidents in 2022

Accidents are rare in aviation compared to other forms of transport. Flying is regarded as the safest means of transport. While this is the case, it’s still not risk-free. Safety has to remain the highest priority and a core priority for every player in the industry.

The 193 countries cooperating through ICAO are working toward their agreed global safety target of zero fatalities by 2030. This requires a thorough analysis of trends, risks and patterns that can provide insights to governments and industry groups on strengthening safety standards, regulatory capacities, oversight, and risk mitigation.

This visual analysis report maps out the incidences & accidents occurrences within the industry using data from the Aviation Safety Network.

Some insights to digest:

  • There were 170 occurrences captured in the year 2022. Occurrences include accidents and incidents.
  • Fatal accidents resulted in the loss of 298 passengers, both ground & inflight crew.
  • 151 operators were involved in either an accident or incident.
  • 42 per cent of accidents & incidents occurred at the Landing Phase of the flight.
  • 33.5 per cent of all occurrences took place in the U.S.A.
  • February 2022 recorded the highest number of accidents/incidents, at 27. This was at the height of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
  • Deadliest crash of 2022 was a Boeing 737-800 by China Eastern Airlines which crashed in a mountainous area of Wuzhou, China killing all 132 occupants.
  • Cessna Aircraft Company recorded the highest number of accidents at 36. Out of this, 11 were Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.

Here is a link to the interactive Viz: Global Aviation Accidents 2022