DRUGS OF ABUSE IN AVIATION FATALITIES: 1. MARIJUANA

Isopropyl alcohol swabs taken from the oral cavities of pilots killed in general aviation accidents were analyzed for marijuana by the modified Duquenois-Levine test. During the two-year period from October 1982 through September 1984, 289 pilot fatalities (of 809 sampled for other toxicological reasons) were sampled for marijuana; a positive test indicated the recent use of marijuana. Six of the pilots' samples (2.1 percent) were positive.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00960839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA-AM-85-8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2003 12:00AM