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What is the most dangerous phase of an airplane fight?

In these two infographics, I focus the 8 phases of flight for a commercial jet and how they relate to accident rates as reported by Airbus and Boeing. I used the latest data from the last decade. Boeing had a similar graphic in their Annual Report, however I believed I could improve upon it! Generally speaking, the flight phases of final approach and landing remain the most accident prone. Safeguards and new technologies have been put in place during these crucial times, making flying safer for everyone.


In the second graphic, I chart the same data, but expand it to include the last 50 years, highlighting the historically worst accident for each phase. The best database for this information is the Aviation Safety Network who do a stellar job of recording and reporting each and every accident. Their site, however has much room for improvement with respect to design and user experience. My goal was to visualize the same data in a more colorful, pleasing way.

CHART TYPES: Bar Chart, Stacked Bar Chart 

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