Toooo many fatalities

Discussion in 'Lessons Learned' started by cherokeeflyboy, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. cherokeeflyboy

    cherokeeflyboy Line Up and Wait

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    One is too many IMHO!



    April 21, 2006
    NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
    OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
    SAFETY STUDIES DIVISION, RE-10

    PRELIMINARY* MONTHLY SUMMARY
    U. S. CIVIL AVIATION ACCIDENTS


    MONTH OF MARCH YEAR THROUGH THE END OF MARCH
    ----------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------
    2006 2005 2006 2005
    ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
    Accidents Accidents Accidents Accidents
    ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
    Fatal- Fatal- Fatal- Fatal-
    Total Fatal ities Total Fatal ities Total Fatal ities Total Fatal ities
    ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

    US CIVIL AVIATION** 87 19 33 128 17 37 264 65 121 328 70 137

    AIR CARRIERS** 10 2 4 8 0 0 23 6 9 27 3 4

    14 CFR 121 @ (No Majors) (No Majors) (1 - Major) (No Majors)
    Scheduled 2 0 0 5 0 0 5 1 1 9 0 0
    Nonscheduled 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

    14 CFR 135
    Scheduled 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Nonscheduled 7 2 4 3 0 0 17 5 8 16 3 4

    GENERAL AVIATION** 77 17 29 120 17 37 241 59 112 301 67 133

    Personal 55 12 19 86 15 31 160 43 78 200 52 98
    Business 4 2 5 3 0 0 11 3 9 13 2 5
    Corporate/Exec 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 8
    Aerial Applic. 1 0 0 7 1 3 1 0 0 12 2 4
    Instructional 8 0 0 16 0 0 38 5 9 51 2 4
    Other 9 3 5 9 1 3 30 9 19 24 8 14

    MIDAIR COLLISIONS 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 6 2 1 1
     
  2. Tim

    Tim Line Up and Wait

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    And 0 is unrealistic! Safe does not mean risk free......:drink:
     
  3. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Formatting please. I have no idea what numbers I am looking at. 301 GA fatalities in October?
     
  4. Ken Ibold

    Ken Ibold Final Approach

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    Here is the relevant formatting for the GA information given. I ain't gonna do the whole chart.

    March 06
    Total ax: 77
    Total fatal ax: 17
    Number fatalities: 29

    March 05
    Total ax: 120
    Total fatal ax: 17
    Number fatalities: 37

    YTD March 06
    Total ax: 241
    Total fatal ax: 59
    Number fatalities: 112

    YTD March 05
    Total ax: 301
    Total fatal ax: 67
    Number fatalities: 133


    GENERAL AVIATION** 77 17 29 120 17 37 241 59 112 301 67 133
     
  5. Unregistered

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    OK. At least the trend is in the right direction. Fewer flying hours due to fuel cost?
    Is there any more analysis of data as to the causes? I'm sure the perennial favorite is still VFR into IMC, followed by fuel exhaustion. Both so sad because they are so preventable.
     
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    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Thanks Ken,

    I had no clue what those numbers were tied to.
     
  7. glpilot

    glpilot Pre-takeoff checklist

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    The two recent ones in north Georgia in the last month or so, mr. right stuff struck by lightning in his cessna (or at least related to bad weather) and another out in Gainesville seemed to be fuel related where he was shooting for a small road and clipped a tree.

    I always think its risky to drive on US Highways too.
     
  8. Ken Ibold

    Ken Ibold Final Approach

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    Keep in mind that the first three months of the year are typically LOW in terms of accidents. The numbers will likely triple in the summer months.
     
  9. Bill

    Bill Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    When was that? We picked up and reported an ELT on Saturday on the eastern side of the N.GA mountains. It was NOT during the normal ELT test period (up to 5 after the hour). I HATE hearing those things...
     
  10. Dave Krall CFII

    Dave Krall CFII Final Approach

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    One's not too many. We're flying in machines and that will always have some untoward consiquences. A mentality of shooting for zero accidents across the whole population of flyers leads only to excessive monitoring and control at increased costs but with no benefit to aviation.

     
  11. glpilot

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    Taken from The Gainesville Times
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