THE ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SMALL MULTIENGINE 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 multiengine aircraft of less than 12,500 pounds gross weight in which the potential of low-level wind shear as a factor could not be discounted. The successive filtering techniques employed eliminated all but 27 small multiengine fixed-wing aircraft accidents/incidents which were approximately similar to the results obtained for the large multiengine aircraft. The presence of a low-level wind shear was a distinct possibility in these 27 takeoff, approach, or landing accidents/incidents. The historical accident information indicates the orographic or local topographic induced wind shears are a more serious problem for this class aircraft than those shears related to thunderstorm and gust front activities. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • SHRAGER, J J
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-55 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-78-5
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1979 12:00AM