Airplane Incident Map Shows Safer Skies With Each Passing Year


Given the high number of plane crashes profiled in the media during 2014, it is easy to draw the conclusion that air travel still needs much reform. However, airline flights are much safer now than ever before. Planes are structurally stronger , and cockpit technology has become much more technologically advanced, which allows for planes to avoid collisions with greater ease than in the past.

Hover over a state to see the number of plane crashes each year.

State 2013 2014 Total Change Between 2013 and 2014 (▲, ▼ or no change)
Alabama 9 17   89%
Alaska 89 72 17%
Arizona 44 48   9%
Arkansas 20 15   25%
California 109 93 15%
Colorado 39 35 10%
Connecticut 6 5   17%
Delaware 2 2 no change
Florida 78 83   6%
Georgia 28 27   4%
Hawaii 5 5 no change
Idaho 30 27   10%
Illinois 19 24   26%
Indiana 22 15   32%
Iowa 12 8   33%
Kansas 23 13 43%
Kentucky 6 5 17%
Louisiana 15 16   7%
Maine 7 5   29%
Maryland 13 10   23%
Massachusetts 9 9 no change
Michigan 24 25   4%
Minnesota 31 16 48%
Mississippi 10 11 10%
Missouri 13 13 no change
Montana 21 19   10%
Nebraska 11 6   45%
Nevada 24 16 33%
New Hampshire 6 4 33%
New Jersey 12 18 50%
New Mexico 15 20 33%
New York 24 24 no change
North Carolina 27 21 22%
North Dakota 4 5 25%
Ohio 20 25 25%
Oklahoma 19 9 53%
Oregon 24 16 33%
Pennsylvania 19 20 5%
Rhode Island 0 1 1
South Carolina 12 12 no change
South Dakota 6 7 17%
Tennessee 14 16 14%
Texas 79 82 4%
Utah 16 12 25%
Vermont 3 5 67%
Virginia 17 20 18%
Washington 30 35 17%
West Virginia 3 6 100%
Wisconsin 18 17 6%
Wyoming 15 10   33%

Our comparison map and table highlights how airplane incidents in the United States have decreased between 2013 and 2014 (1102 crashes in 2013 vs. 1025 crashes in 2014). The majority of states either saw a decrease in the number of crashes or had the same amount, with no increase. This is a vast improvement from previous years.

Although the number of plane crashes appears to be decreasing with each passing year, that unfortunately doesn’t mean that they will completely disappear. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries or death due to an airplane crash, contact the aviation law attorneys at Slack & Davis. With over two decades of representing airplane crash victims, our lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve.

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