2009 – USAF safest flying year

11/6/2009 – KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico

Fiscal year 2009 was the safest flying year in the 62-year history of the Air Force with only 17 Class A mishaps.

According to William C. Redmond, Air Force Safety Center executive director, regarding destroyed aircraft specifically, the Air Force matched its safest year, (fiscal year 2006) with eight destroyed aircraft, down from 15 in fiscal year 2008.