Accession Number : ADA329503

Title :   General Aviation Accidents, 1983-1994: Identification of Factors Related to Controlled-Flight-Into-Terrain (CFlT) Accidents

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1983-1994

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Bud, Melissa J. ; Mengert, Peter ; Ransom, Stephen ; Stearns, Mary D.

PDF Url : ADA329503

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT, *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, DATA BASES, AIRCRAFT, PILOTS, TERRAIN, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, HELICOPTERS.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE