An automated data search of existing general aviation data bases was employed in an effort to relate aircraft stall/spin accident history to general design characteristics. The technique employed utilized a chi-square analysis to evaluate a 9-year stall/spin history of 36 selected aircraft. The statistical analysis indicated that: accident rates are influenced by aircraft usage; accident rates are influenced by pilot experience; low-horsepower low-stallspeed aircraft have a higher propensity to stall/spin accidents; the highest incidence of stall/spin accidents was in the takeoff phase of flight; and with the exception of one aircraft type, the chi-square analysis did not identify specific aircraft designs or design categorizations which would have a higher propensity for stall/spin accidents, with all other factors (i.e., pilot experience, aircraft usage) constant.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • SHRAGER, J J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-41 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-77-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM