Analyzing Accidents And Incidents That Have Occurred At Denver International Airport

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Introduction This paper is an archival study for AVS 5204 Aviation Safety Analysis. The purpose it to use an online aviation database and extract data, analyze the data and then present the findings of the data.
This study will analyze accidents and incidents that have occurred at Denver International Airport (DEN) since the airport opened in 1995. Several characteristics will be looked at, such as type of operation, severity of injuries, phase of flight, and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined cause. An analysis of this data will show the rate of occurrences at DEN and if DEN has typical rates of accidents and incidents or if there are unique risks. The data will also be compared to data found in Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Accidents, Worldwide Operations, 1959-2010 by Boeing.
Definitions
Aircraft accident means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage. For purposes of this part, the definition of “aircraft accident” includes “unmanned aircraft accident,” as defined herein. (PART 830, 2010)
Incident means an occurrence other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operations. (PART 830, 2010)
Fatal injury means any…

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