SAFETY STUDY: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG INVOLVEMENT IN FATAL GENERAL AVIATION ACCIDENTS, 1983 THROUGH 1988
This study examines alcohol involvement in fatal general aviation accidents that occurred from 1983 through 1988. Despite a downward trend in alcohol-involved general aviation accidents that were fatal to the pilot during the 1983 through 1988 period, about 6% of the fatally injured pilots in the study were flying while impaired. The mean blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of the alcohol-positive pilots was 0.15%, nearly four times the 0.04% BAC offense level established by current Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The safety issues discussed in this report are the need for comprehensive State laws pertaining to alcohol and drug use in general aviation, and the need to prevent pilots from flying while impaired by alcohol or other drugs. Recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration, the States, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the National Agricultural Aviation Association, the National Air Transportation Association, the National Association of Flight Instructors, and the National Association of State Aviation Officials.
National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1992-10-14
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 170 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pilots; Air transportation crashes; Airline pilots; Alcohol use; Blood alcohol levels; Drugs; Fatalities; General aviation; Prevention; State laws
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00628894
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/SS-92/03, Notation 5841
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 23 1993 12:00AM