Battery-related incidents on passenger planes are going up #infographic

Battery-related incidents on passenger planes are going up #infographic

In 2006, the FAA started to track all battery-related incidents in US airspace. The data is public and centralizes both passenger aircraft and freight aircraft operations. As you can see in the infographic, we focused more on incidents which were reported on passenger aircraft as they are closer to the public interest.

Overall, passenger planes were involved in most of the tracked accidents: 187 (64 percent) out of 289. In 77 deaths, cargo planes were involved, while 25 incidents were not categorized.

Taking into account the average number of incidents per year the relative stability period between 2006 and 2014 can be observed, with a range of 1 to 8 incidents per year. Passenger aircraft, however, saw a rise in battery-related incidents starting in 2011, which suddenly grew to around 30 per year.

While 2020 appears to be an outlier, it should be noted that it was only until August 2020 that the data used in the study was available. Not to mention the fact that this year's Pandemic struck,


Battery-related incidents on passenger planes are going up #infographic

infographic by: www.powerbankexpert.com

 

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