Personal plane pilots understand approximately 80 percent of all plane crashes occur shortly before, after, or during takeoff or landing. While mid-flight disasters happen, they are very rare.
An accident survey of 1,843 aircraft accidents (excluding military) from 1950 through 2006 determined the causes were:
* 59%: Pilot error
* 21%: Mechanical failure
* 11%: Weather
* 8%: Other human error (air traffic controller error, improper loading of aircraft, improper maintenance, fuel contamination, language miscommunication etc.)
* 1%: Other causes
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