Ground ops accident rate

MaxTorque

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Are there any stats out there for ground ops accidents where intent for flight isn't involved? I imagine it would be hard to quantify with no "per flight hour" to provide the rate info. I'm talking about "hangar rash" incidents and the like. Probably only thing out there would be insurance loss data...

I would be very interested in any pointers to published data.

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Andy Neill

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One place to begin your search would be the NTSB aviation accident database. I did a search for 121 scheduled air carrier accidents (not incidents) in the US with the word "taxiing". I found 4 in 2008 and 34 since 1 Jan 2003.
http://www.ntsb.gov/NTSB/query.asp
 

IBNAV8R

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If the incident didn't involve "intention of flight" the NTSB would not investigate it. The FAA might. Are you looking for GA or air carrier ops? Airlines are pretty tight-lipped for fear of bad press or liability. Insurance companies would be a good source for GA. My experience has been that some aren't not too helpful given the nature of their business but call several companies. Some will be easier than others. It might help to befriend an agent and explain what you are doing. AOPA might be another good source or could better point you in the right direction.

Good luck on your search.
 

MaxTorque

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Upon further thought, I am aborting this as an ill conceived thought... There simply isn't going to be a way to compare these. A huge hangar with one plane that is only moved around a few times a year could go decades without a problem but a busy repair shop that stacks many planes a day in & out could ding a few a year. Any fender bender in a plane is one too many.
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