A Supplement to Army Midair Collisions Covering the Period November 1969 to November 1971
ARMY AGENCY FOR AVIATION SAFETY FORT RUCKER AL
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This report is an update of the Army Midair Collisions report published by USABAAR in October 1970. The original report covered the period January 1963 to November 1969 and included the following summary Analysis of 56 midair collisions experienced by the Army revealed that multiple cause factors were present in each accident. It was found the pilots must shoulder the majority of the responsibility for midair collisions. However, it was also found that other factors contributed to the crew errors which resulted in collisions. The full extent that other factors contributed could not be accurately determined because of the tendency of aircraft accident investigation boards and reviewing officials to accept pilot error as the cause of accidents, without seeking other contributing factors. General problems encountered in training areas stem from the aircraft saturation within high density areas. Corrective actions to eliminate the problems must be oriented toward reducing aircraft densities in specific training areas. This can be accomplished either by a reduction in the number of aircraft operating in a specific area or through the expansion or relocation of existing facilities.
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