Accidents and incidents on the decline in Australia

The Australia Transport Safety Bureau released the September 2017 Domestic Accident and Incident Register highlighting a considerable drop in occurrences from 2016. While the 28% decrease year-on-year equates to almost 60 less incidents, when looking at the full years data (October-September) the decrease in incidents is only 1.3% when comparing with the same period the year before. Once again, animal strikes top the list of causes with close to half of the total incidents. Interestingly, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia each had approximately 20% of the total incidents despite vastly different departing frequencies of flights.