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Aircraft Loss of Control Causal Factors and Mitigation ChallengesLoss of control is the leading cause of jet fatalities worldwide. Aside from their frequency of occurrence, accidents resulting from loss of aircraft control seize the public s attention by yielding a large number of fatalities in a single event. In response to the rising threat to aviation safety, the NASA Aviation Safety Program has conducted a study of the loss of control problem. This study gathered four types of information pertaining to loss of control accidents: (1) statistical data; (2) individual accident reports that cite loss of control as a contributing factor; (3) previous meta-analyses of loss of control accidents; and (4) inputs solicited from aircraft manufacturers, air carriers, researchers, and other industry stakeholders. Using these information resources, the study team identified the causal factors that were cited in the greatest number of loss of control accidents, and which were emphasized most by industry stakeholders. This report describes the study approach, the key causal factors for aircraft loss of control, and recommended mitigation strategies to make near-term impacts, mid-term impacts, and Next Generation Air Transportation System impacts on the loss of control accident statistics
Document ID
20100039467
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jacobson, Steven R. (NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
August 2, 2010
Subject Category
Air Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
DFRC-E-DAA-TN1949
DFRC-E-DAA-TN1972
Meeting Information
AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2010(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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