Fatal air accidents in Britain and Ireland 1786 - 1939: statistics


Fatal accidents by aircraft type:


Type Total
Sopwith Camel 342
Avro 504 329
B.E.2 158
R.E.8 154
Bristol Fighter 135
DH.60 Moth 88
Maurice Farman Shorthorn 85
D.H.6 75
D.H.9 73
F.E.2 68
Sopwith Pup 66
D.H.4 62
S.E.5 60
Hawker Audax 45
Bristol Blenheim 45
Sopwith Dolphin 43
A.W. Siskin 33
Sopwith 1 Strutter 33
Hawker Hart 32
Sopwith Snipe 29
Avro Anson 26
Fairey Battle 26
Other types 1312
Total 3320


Fatalities by year:


Year Total
1786 - 1913 72
1914 27
1915 38
1916 260
1917 630
1918 1435
1919 142
1920 28
1921 71
1922 32
1923 39
1924 57
1925 41
1926 71
1927 47
1928 68
1929 58
1930 68
1931 84
1932 61
1933 62
1934 80
1935 80
1936 131
1937 183
1938 244
1939 528
Total 4638


Fatalities by age:


Age Total
0 - 9 17
10 - 17 44
18 - 19 733
20 - 24 1912
25 - 29 1133
30 - 39 552
40 - 49 132
50 - 59 30
60 - 69 14
70 - 80 11
unknown 60
Total 4638


Fatalities by nationality:


Nationality Total
British 3675
Canadian 308
German 182
American 145
Australian 104
New Zealand 68
South African 58
French 23
Irish 17
Dutch 11
Belgian 9
Other 38
Total 4638



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