IATA: No Runway Or Taxiway Excursion Accidents For First Time in 15 Years

For the first time in 15 years, there were no runway or taxiway excursion accidents in commercial aviation in 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2021 safety performance data. Overall the commercial airline industry showed a big improvement in several safety areas compared to 2020 and the last five years (2017-2021).

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/iata-taxiway-15-years/


I’m pretty sure IATA knows what they are talking about. Besides, an overrun is not an excursion, excursions go off the side, not off the end.


Good thing that wasn’t 15, or that plane would’ve looked like that one Pegasus 737 taking a drink. (Well I guess there’s no hills like that at KDCA lol)