CHARACTERISTICS OF ALCOHOL-RELATED GENERAL AVIATION CRASHES

It has been well documented that alcohol related motor vehicle accidents differ from other motor vehicle crashes in several important ways. The results of this study indicate that differences also exist in general aviation crashes. The epidemiologic pattern of alcohol related general aviation crashes is distinguished from other crashes by the time of occurrence. Specifically, 52% of alcohol related crashes occurred between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m whereas 72% of non-alcohol related crashes took place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The heightened involvement of alcohol in nighttime crashes may reflect the fact that alcohol is often consumed in the evening with supper, and implies that preventive efforts should target night flights.

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  • Authors:
    • Qiang, Y
    • Li, Guoxiang
    • Baker, S P
    • Lamb, M W
    • McCarthy, M L
  • Publication Date: 2005-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00989523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2005 12:00AM