PREVALENCE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN FATAL AVIATION ACCIDENTS BETWEEN 1994 AND 1998

The use of drugs and alcohol in aviation is closely monitored by the FAA Office of Aviation Medicine's (OAM's) Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) through the toxicological analysis of specimens from pilots who have died in aviation accidents. This information on the use of drugs in aviation is helpful to the FAA in developing programs to reduce the usage of dangerous drugs and identify potentially incapacitating medical conditions that may cause an accident. Data collected from this research can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the FAA drug testing program. The toxicology reports prepared by the CAMI are used by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of aviation accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aeromedical Institute

    Office of Aviation Medicine, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73128
  • Authors:
    • Hordinski, J
    • Canfield, D V
    • Millett, D P
    • Endecott, B
    • Smith, D
  • Publication Date: 2000-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/AM-00/21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2000 12:00AM