The report contains a discussion of stall/spin accidents and related statistics, and presents a series of statistical tables containing aircraft accident analysis data relative to a selected group of 991 stall/spin accidents which occurred during the period 1967 to 1969 inclusive. The study is based on 37 small, fixed-wing, U.S. general aviation aircraft. The data tabulated include the numbers of injuries, kind of flying, phase of operation, detailed accident causes, pilot certificate, experience, etc., and a summary of significant statistical findings is presented. Selected briefs of accidents are included, and an evaluation is made of the relative frequency of occurrence of stall/spins involving each airplane. Other types of accidents which preceded or were associated with a stall/spin, e.g., an engine failure or malfunction, are also considered in connection with their broad and detailed causes and related factors. Some of the statistics are tabulated with respect to the complete study fleet as well as on an individual make and model basis. The report concludes with a number of recommendations intended to reduce stall/spin occurrences.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1972-9-13

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM