US scheduled airlines experienced 32 accidents last year, three of which were fatal, resulting in 22 deaths, according to US National Transportation Safety Board preliminary safety statistics. In 2004, scheduled carriers operating under 14 CFR 121 (commercial transport aircraft with 10 or more seats) experienced 23 accidents, one of which was fatal, resulting in 13 deaths. The accident rate per 100,000 flight hr. in 2005 was 0.171, up from 0.125 in 2004 but the second-lowest rate since 1994. ...

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