General Aviation Accidents, 1983-1994: Identification of Factors Related to Controlled-Flight-Into-Terrain (CFlT) Accidents
Final rept. 1983-1994
JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA
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The purpose of this report is to describe the characteristics of general aviation GA accidents and to identify factors related to the occurrence of controlled-flight-into-terrain CFlT accidents in GA. This study used the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB database of 31,790 aviation accidents that occurred between 1983 and 1994, inclusive. In the NTSB aviation accident database, 86.7 percent of these accidents were GA accidents. This study analyzed the subset of accidents involving GA airplanes and helicopters to investigate possible factors in CFIT accidents to guide further analyses and design of experiments to improve pilots ability to avoid collisions with terrain.
- Commercial and General Aviation