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.
- Addendum to report dated May 73, AD-766 900.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
McLean, VA USA 22101
Washington, DC USA 20591
- RUCKER, R A
- Simpson, T R
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Aircraft crashes; Aviation safety; Collision avoidance systems; Navigational aids; Proximity detectors; Radar beacons; Reports; Surveillance; Warning systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Aviation injuries; Proximity devices
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- 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