The Analysis of National Transportation Safety Board Small Multiengine Fixed-Wing Aircraft Accident/Incident Reports for the Potential Presence of Low-Level Wind Shear.
Final rept. Jun-Nov 77,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The National Transportation Safety Board aircraft accidentincident data base covering the years 1964 through 1975 was screened to select those accidents involving multiengine aircraft of less than 12,500 pounds gross weight in which the potential of low-level wind shear as a factor could not be discounted. The successive filtering techniques employed eliminated all but 27 small multiengine fixed-wing aircraft accidentsincidents which were approximately similar to the results obtained for the large multiengine aircraft. The presence of a low-level wind shear was a distinct possibility in these 27 takeoff, approach, or landing accidentsincidents. The historical accident information indicates the orographic or local topographic induced wind shears are a more serious problem for this class aircraft than those shears related to thunderstorm and gust front activities. Author
- Commercial and General Aviation