The 7 Deadly Hobbies:
2. Civilian Pilot
Deaths and injuries:
Causes of Deaths: pilot error, equipment malfunction, weather
Non-commercial aviation is remarkably dangerous, with hundreds of accidents occurring each year. There were 1,248 accidents in 2009, 1,236, and in 2010, and 937 so far this year. In total, 1,112 people died in these accidents. Being a pilot has long made for for higher insurance premiums, but prices for this group shot up dramatically after 9/11.