Most Fatal Aircraft Upsets Have One Thing in Common.
“Inappropriate Pilot Responses”
Putting Loss of Control In-Flight (Upset) in Perspective
Consistently, over the past 50 years of statistically analyzed accident history in commercial aviation, Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) is indisputably the leading cause of aircraft-related fatalities worldwide. Regrettably, current pilot training curricula, standards and certification requirements perpetuate this pilot-skill deficiency.
A recent study noted that 16 LOCI commercial jet accidents from 2004 to 2013 resulted in 1,576 fatalities, which is nearly twice the number in the next highest category. As a result, the NTSB has targeted the issue since 2015 on its “Most Wanted” list of safety improvements, citing its linkage in over forty percent of fixed-wing general aviation accidents from 2001 to 2011. Business aviation LOCI accidents are a subset of those across the broader GA spectrum, and the alarming consistency of catastrophic outcomes in this type of accident compels an effort to better understand and control LOCI risks.
The lethality of Loss of Control In-Flight coupled with an overriding sense that its occurrence can be reduced through improved prevention, recognition and recovery skills make this a targeted issue for safety improvement by the NBAA Safety Committee.
You don’t use a propeller driven aircraft to teach upset recovery to a corporate pilot. You use a corporate jet.
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