DRIVING-WHILE-INTOXICATED HISTORY AS A RISK MARKER FOR GENERAL AVIATION PILOTS

General aviation is the predominant source of aviation casualties, accounting for over 90% of all fatal aviation crashes and about 80% of all aviation fatalities. The purpose of this study is to assess the association between DWI history and aircraft crash risk in a large cohort (335,672) of general aviation pilots. Results of this study indicate that DWI history is a valid risk marker for general aviation pilots. Regardless of gender, age, and flight experience, general aviation pilots who were convicted of DWI are at significantly higher risk of crash involvement than their counterparts without DWI history.

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  • Accession Number: 00989527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2005 12:00AM