THE ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD LARGE FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTS FOR THE POTENTIAL PRESENCE OF LOW-LEVEL WIND SHEAR

The National Transportation Safety Board aircraft accident/incident data base covering the years 1964 through 1975 was screened to select those accidents involving aircraft of 12,500 pounds gross weight or greater in which the potential of low-level wind shear as a factor could not be discounted. The successive filtering techniques employed eliminated all but 25 of the 59,465 accidents or incidents which comprised the total data base used. The presence of a low-level wind shear was a distinct possibility in these 25 takeoff or approach and landing accidents/incidents. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • SHRAGER, J J
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-41, FAA-RD-77-169
  • Files: NTIS, TSR, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM