Accession Number : ADA304699

Title :   Military Aircraft Safety: Significant Improvements Since 1975.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA304699

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : It was noted that a number of military aircraft accidents had occurred over a period of a few weeks, resulting in the death of more than a dozen crew members and passengers. The request was made conduct a review of military aircraft accidents. The objectives were to identity (1) historical trends in aircraft accidents involving deaths or extensive aircraft damage (Class A flight mishaps), (2) investigations performed to determine the causes, and (3) examples of actions taken to reduce the number of aviation accidents. We also analyzed investigation summaries to identify the primary factors contributing to mishaps and reviewed studies which addressed the relationship of operating tempo to aviation safety. GAO did not address concerns about alleged mishandling of mishap investigations in the Air Force because the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General was already examining those allegations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *AVIATION SAFETY, *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, DAMAGE, ECONOMICS, FLIGHT CREWS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CORRELATION, HISTORY, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, PATTERNS, CASUALTIES, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DEATH, PASSENGERS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, AVIATION INJURIES, CRASH INJURIES.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE