• Most midair collisions occur during the weekend in daylight with visibility greater than 3 miles.
  • Pilots of all experience levels are involved in midair collisions, from pilots on their first solo flight to 20,000 flight-hour veterans.
  • Flight instructors were on board the aircraft during 37 percent of the accidents.
  • A majority of aircraft involved in collisions were engaged in recreational flying and not on any type of flight plan.
  • The vast majority of accidents occur at or near uncontrolled airports and at altitudes below 1,000 feet.
-- National Transportation Safety Board