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The RV series has an excellent safety record.
Crashes while maneuvering at low altitude have a high mortality rate.
Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.
Statistics show traditional certified engines have the best reliability.
Up to half the homebuilt fleet is owned by non-builders.
Builder error is a major factor in first-flight accidents.
The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.
Too many accidents start with a stoppage.
Do certified aircraft have different types of accidents than Experimentals?
A true head-to-head comparison with production aircraft is difficult to achieve.