ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE OF CIVILAN PILOTS WITH STATIC PHYSICAL DEFECTS, 1976

The F.A.A. experience with the civilian pilots who have static physical defects was examined and accident rates were calculated for several categories of pathology for comparison with the overall accident rates in general aviation activities. Three categories exceeded expectations significantly: blindness or absence of one eye, deficient color vision with a waiver, and deficient distant vision, however, these groups reported much higher median flight times than a non-accident airman population and accident airmen without any of the pathology selected for this study. Analyses of available data proved inconclusive but increased exposure may account for most or all of the increased accidents observed for airmen with these three pathologies. None of the accidents was related to the pilots physical condition in the reports.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aeromedical Institute

    Office of Aviation Medicine, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd
    Oklahoma City, OK  USA  73128
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00321132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM