CIVIL AVIATION MIDAIR COLLISIONS ANALYSIS: 1972 ADDED TO 1964-71 RESULTS

The study updates the cumulative results of the previous 1964-71 study to include the 25/47 collisions/fatalities which occurred during 1972. Of these, two collisions involved air carrier aircraft and accounted for 23 fatalities. The remaining 23/24 collisions/fatalities occurred between general aviation aircraft, and did not involve public air transportation. Included is an analysis of the potential effectiveness of alternative collision avoidance systems coverage in 'preventing' a recurrence of the 296/603 collisions/fatalities between 1964-72. It concludes that 26% of the collisions (6% of fatalities) are systematically unpreventable. The currently existing/planned extensions to the Air Traffic Control system could have prevented 18% of the collisions (51% of fatalities), including all fatal collisions which involved air carriers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Addendum to report dated May 73, AD-766 900.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • RUCKER, R A
    • Simpson, T R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6334-Suppl-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM