YES….. Here are the Preliminary Findings

  • Generally, the patterns observed in the new reports match trends observed in reports of incidents from previous FAA data releases.
  • Just over one third of all incidents were Close Encounters, i.e. incidents that present a level of potential hazard.
  • The rate of reported incidents continues to be higher than in previous years. This period saw over three times as many incidents as the same period of the previous year.
  • Three out of five incidents occurred within five miles of an airport, and nine out of ten incidents occurred above 400 feet.