US National Transportation Safety Board stated that US scheduled airlines operating under FAR Part 121 experienced just one fatal accident in 2009, the Colgan Airways/Continental Connection crash in which 50 persons died, according to preliminary safety statistics. Nonscheduled Part 121 operators had one fatal accident in which two persons died--the FedEx MD-11 that crashed while landing at Tokyo Narita in March. Scheduled airlines experienced a total of 26 accidents, or 0.149 per 100,000 ...

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