07/14/07 81 W, 1 I - + 19 - 11 Small Plane Crashes / Interesting Statistic

In the context of this week's fatal Florida accident, how often are people on the ground killed in small-plane crashes? Very rarely, it seems. This USA Today article cites a review of NTSB records that put the percentage at fewer than half of 1% of the nearly 11,800 people killed in small-plane accidents in the county since 1987. By way of comparison, about 13% of the people who die each year in automobile accidents are not passengers in the vehicles.

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