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The bulk of critical and major aviation accidents involve small aeroplanes, helicopters, sport aircraft, hang gliders, parachutes, and agricultural aircraft" (1)

(1) See Civil Aviation Authority, Aviation Safety Report, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, https://www.caa.govt.nz/assets/legacy/Safety_Reports/2018-1-aviation-update.pdf, p. 30.


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Further Related Statistics:

AR012 Aviation fatal injuries

AR014 Aviation serious and minor injuries by aircraft type

Core dashboard information


Deaths (also known as 'Fatal Injuries') - An injury which results in death within 30 days of the accident.
Serious Injury - Any injury that is sustained by a person in an accident and that–
(1) requires hospitalisation for more than 48 hours, commencing within 7 days from
the date the injury was received; or
(2) results in a fracture of any bone, except simple fractures of fingers, toes, or nose;
(3) involves lacerations which cause severe haemorrhage, nerve, muscle, or tendon
damage; or
(4) involves injury to an internal organ; or
(5) involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5% of the
body surface; or
(6) involves verified exposure to infectious substances or injurious radiation.
All data is by calendar year.

Nature of data

Primary source

Civil Aviation Authority

Custodian of data

Ministry of Transport

URL Aviation Safety Summary Reports available at https://www.caa.govt.nz/safety-info/safety-reports/
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data


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