Out of the approximately 45,000 aviation accidents that occurred over the ten-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 pertinent 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:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Gupta, V P
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTS-6852 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM