Hull loss

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Number of fatalities from airliners' hull loss accidents per year (1940–2010).

A hull loss is an aviation accident that damages the aircraft beyond economical repair,[1] resulting in a write-off. The term also applies to situations when the aircraft is missing, the search for its wreckage is terminated or when the wreckage is completely inaccessible.[2]

"Hull losses per 100,000 flight departures" has been a long-used statistical criterion.[1] From 1959 to 2006, throughout almost the entire jet aircraft era, 384 of 835 hull losses, or 46%, were nonfatal.[3] Airlines typically buy insurance to cover hull loss on a 12-month basis. Before the September 11 attacks in 2001, the typical insurance amount for hull loss could reach $250 million, but since then demands for higher liability have increased.

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  1. ^ a b Barnett, A. (2009). "Chapter 11. Aviation Safety and Security". In Belobaba, P.; Odoni, Amedeo; Barnhart, Cynthia. The Global Airline Industry. pp. 313–342. doi:10.1002/9780470744734.ch11. ISBN 9780470744734.  edit
  2. ^ Jones, Richard (2011). 20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 1118116364. 
  3. ^ Rick Darby. "Fewer Fatalities in Hull Loss Accidents". Flightsafety.org. Retrieved 21 Dec 2013.