Flight accidents and fatalities from 2014
Over the course of 2014, there have been 22 fatal airline accidents with a total of 992 fatalities. Fourteen of the 22 accidents occurred while the planes were en route to their destinations, including AirAsia Flight 8501. The map below displays all 22 accidents from this past year. Hover over each circle for more information. Read more about the AirAsia accident here.
Published: Dec. 30, 2014
= 50 Fatalities
Number of fatal flight accidents by year
Though there have been a number of high-profile airline accidents this year, 2014 actually has had the lowest accident total of the past 15 years. However, this year's accidents have also resulted in 992 total fatalities, well above the average of approximately 748 fatalities per year.
2014 fatal flight accidents
SOURCE: Aviation Safety Network. Published Dec. 30, 2014. NOTE: A previous version of this graphic incorrectly stated that this list did not include accidents resulting from sabotage, hijackings, etc.