VORTEX-RELATED ACCIDENTS OVER THE TEN YEAR PERIOD 1964-73

Out of the approximately 45,000 aviation accidents that occurred over the 10-year period 1964-73, in the conterminous United States, wake vortices have been cited as a cause or as factor in 147 accidents by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). These vortex-related accidents have been studied and categorized (by flight phases of the vortex-generating aircraft and the accident aircraft, and other pertinint factors) in this report with the objective of providing historical insight to the Wake Vortex Avoidance System (WVAS) development program. A secondary objective was to explore the possibility of procedural solutions to the vortex problem in various situations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM