IN-FLIGHT SAFETY OF PASSENGERS AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ABOARD AIR CARRIER AIRCRAFT

The study examines nonfatal in-flight injuries of passengers and flight attendants in air carrier operations during the years 1968 through 1971. Injuries caused by turbulence, evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision, and self-initiated injuries are summarized. Conditions, circumstances, and pre-existing factors instrumental in creating a hazardous environment for persons aboard aircraft are examined, as well as types of injuries sustained and the treatment of such injuries. Also examined is the relationship of injuries to passenger seatbelt discipline, structure and design of cabin furnishings, flight attendants' duties, consumption of alcoholic beverages, and the location in the airplane of passengers and flight attendants. Six safety recommendations are presented. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Errata sheet inserted.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAS-73-1 Special St
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM