Publicado em 4 de janeiro de 2013 às 14:43

Brazil has a record of aviation accidents in 2012

According to data released by the Center for Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa), Brazil ended the year of 2012 featuring a new record of the number of air accidents registered in civil aviation. There was an increase of 5.6% over the previous year, from 159 cases in 2011 to 168 in 2012.

146 accidents among the total number, involving airplanes (up 10.6%) and 22 cases of occurrences involving helicopters, a decrease of 15.5%.

However, the data are still subject to change, since the Cenipa continues to receive reports of its regional offices, at least four cases must be analyzed soon.

The months of February, August, November, June and December showed more cases, surpassing the same period last year.

During the year 2013, the FAB will offer professional lectures in small towns of the interior states aiming to inform about the factors that cause falls and other accidents, also directing pilots and mechanics to the causes that led to more tragedies in recent years.