MEDICAL FACTORS IN U. S. GENERAL AVIATION ACCIDENTS
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE
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About ninety percent of fatal U. S. general aviation accidents involve factors other than the aircraft or outside circumstances. This necessarily brings the flight surgeon into the mainstream of aviation safety activities. The paper describes some relatively recent accidents which illustrate the roles played by medical factors. Preventive programs are discussed which have a direct focus on the medical factors which will potentially contribute to future accidents.
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Medicine and Medical Research