Nine accidents last year involved U.S.-registered business aircraft, up only one from eight in 2009 despite a slight increase in flight hours. This is according to Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.
Both years saw just one fatal jet crash, each claiming two lives. The fractional market witnessed one nonfatal accident in 2010, up from zero the previous year. In the turboprop sector, the number of accidents remained unchanged at 36, but the number of fatal accidents decreased by one, to six, in 2010.